Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 11:09:25 -0500
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From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Dioxin research
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You might suggest the researcher look into the use of retractable needles for the injection, if they are not already specified in the IACUC protocol.  This would help minimize the risk of a needlestick...we suggested to one of our researchers the use of heavy gloves as well, but there were dexterity concerns.  If it's permissible for them to 'practice' with the retractable needle syringes and heavy gloves while handling the animal (injecting saline or whatever the IACUC would permit) this would let them get used to different equipment.  And hopefully whoever is giving the injections has had LOTS of experience handling the animals previously.....

My personal opinion only, not legal or business advice, and may not be the opinion of my employer...


good luck with this!

>>> "Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan" <stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here** UCONN.EDU> 1/3/2011 9:07 AM >>>

I have a researcher who will be working with dioxin- specifically&# 32;  IP injection in rats.   Does anyone have experience in “above & beyond” lab safety training when working with dioxins, furans?   I have the waste management issue covered, and providing a designated area- & #32;but aside from incorporating Prudent Practices when working with extremely toxic materials, what other “training” id eas might others suggest?


- Stefan Wawzyniecki




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