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Safety Tutorial For a Lab Technician. Deborah Rispoli, Coordinator Fox Lane Internship Program. Training Tasks for a Lab Technician. Operating Microscopes Analyzing Blood and Tissue Samples Delivering confidential documents to various hospital stations “Coloring” organ samples

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Safety Tutorial For a Lab Technician

Deborah Rispoli, Coordinator

Fox Lane Internship Program


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Training Tasks for a Lab Technician

  • Operating Microscopes

  • Analyzing Blood and Tissue Samples

  • Delivering confidential documents to various hospital stations

  • “Coloring” organ samples

  • Preparing reports


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True or False Pre-Test

  • There are safety issues should you be aware of before starting an internship in a hospital laboratory.

  • Knowing where the fire extinguishers and exits are is the responsibility of only your mentor.

  • There will not be chemicals in the lab that are hazardous to you health.

  • Since you are in a lab coat, dress does not matter.

  • Your mentor can assign you any task that he/she sees fit.


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Appropriate Clothing

  • Lab coats are required at all times

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Neat, non revealing clothing


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Safety Equipment

  • Latex Gloves

  • Protective Glasses

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times


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Floors, Doors, and Exits

  • Know the hospital floor plan

  • Your mentor should explain fire exit procedures

  • Your responsibility to know where you are in the hospital at all times


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Chemical Hazards

  • The chemicals in the lab are not dangerous unless ingested.

  • Be sure to wear you gloves and goggles when analyzing specimens.

  • Read all warning labels carefully.


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Report All Injuries

  • If you are injured in any way, be sure to tell your:

    • mentor

    • coordinator

    • parents/guardian

  • Be sure to fill out necessary paperwork promptly and correctly.


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Post Test

  • What are some duties of a lab technician?

  • What is the dress code for a hospital lab?

  • What type of safety equipment should be used?

  • What should you know about emergency situations?

  • Are there any chemical hazards-if yes what are they?

  • What should you do in the event you are injured?


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Safety Training Websites

  • www.youth2work.gov

  • www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/index.html

  • www.nycosh.org

  • www.cdc.gov/niosh/adolepg.html

  • www.safeteen.com

  • www.youngworker.ca/english/quiz.html


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Good Luck

Enjoy your experience as a Lab Technician!


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