Physician Practice

Pandemic Fatigue: Feels Like Starting Over

Medical Environment Update, March 11, 2021

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In discussions with laboratory safety professionals across the country this year, the same safety issues seemed to crop up over and over. Lab staff are tired, they’re fatigued from dealing with COVID-19, and they just don’t seem to be focused on lab safety anymore. They aren’t following good safety practices; they aren’t wearing gloves, lab coats, masks, or even eye protection. Clearly, this is a problem that needs attention. The coronavirus is not the only hazard faced in the workplace, and these unhealthy practices can lead to some very bad outcomes.

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