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So far Dan Scungio has created 103 blog entries.

Faster Than the Eye Can Follow

By | May 21st, 2023|

Pete began his shift in the hematology department. He liked to use the counter-mounted safety shield when opening specimens because he did not like to wear goggles over his eyeglasses. When it was time to [...]

Totally Tubular

By | April 20th, 2023|

I love to ride roller coasters. I enjoy the twists and turns, the steep hills, the loops, and even the sudden stops. I even prefer launched coasters that take off right from the start at [...]

3 Safety Mistakes Your Vendors Are Making

By | March 21st, 2023|

Laboratorians work with vendor or field service representatives on a regular basis, and it is important to develop a good working relationship with each of them to ensure continued smooth operations in the department. They [...]

Scary Specimen Transport Stories and Ways to Avoid Them

By | February 19th, 2023|

Specimen handling and transport is a vital training topic in the realm of Laboratory Safety. There is much to consider that affects specimen quality and integrity, and ultimately affects patient results. There are also considerations [...]

What is a Safety Stand Down?

By | January 19th, 2023|

In 2016, because of a number of incidents in several national high-containment laboratories, a “Safety Stand Down” was recommended. That term gets use often, but not everyone understands how a safety stand down works. Has [...]

Safety Training In and Out of Water

By | December 21st, 2022|

I am a pretty simple person, and the extravagant things of life do not generally entice me. I recently had the unusual opportunity to fly while sitting in the first-class section of the airplane, and [...]

The Sub-Mariner and the Safety Shower

By | November 19th, 2022|

As a super-hero fan, I was excited for several reasons to see the latest Marvel movie, Wakanda Forever. One reason was that the movie would mark the first live-action appearance of one of my favorite [...]

Is Lab Safety Corny?

By | October 22nd, 2022|

A recent internet sensation is Tariq, the newest “corn-bassador” of South Dakota. During an interview that was posted on Instagram, the young boy from Brooklyn, New York describes corn on the cob like a poet. [...]

Towering Over Safety

By | September 24th, 2022|

One of the great disaster movies of the 1970’s was The Towering Inferno. It was a story that took place during the grand opening of a new skyscraper. Of course, one of the engineers cut [...]

A Pox on Lab Safety

By | August 18th, 2022|

There is a new “pox” on lab safety- monkeypox. Like the most recent novel virus (COVID-19), the unknowns about the monkeypox virus is creating new safety concerns for laboratorians, and it is time now to [...]

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