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Opening a Safety Can of Worms

By Dan Scungio In the 1964 classic movie Mothra vs. Godzilla, released in the US as Godzilla vs. the Thing, a giant egg is washed ashore after a hurricane in Japan. Godzilla finds the egg and tries to break it, but when it hatches, twin giant worms are released...

Asking the Wrong Safety Questions

By Dan Scungio Many years ago, I was hired to perform a safety audit for a laboratory. As I walked through one department, an employee asked what I was doing. When I remarked that I was finding safety issues in order to keep her safe, she asked, “what are you...

Who knew vaccine requirements could be so much fun?

By Mike O’Brien  As you might recall, in one of our previous updates we cautioned that implementing workplace-vaccination requirements could be a bit tricky. It turns out, we were right—just ask the federal government. On Nov. 5, the Centers for Medicare &...

How to keep the safety reaction sharp in the lab

By Dan Scungio The toddler’s father let her hand go so he could pay for their dinner at the busy airport. The little girl quickly wandered away and suddenly found herself at the top of a long escalator that was going down. No one was watching. Mrs. Anders was...

Three Common PGx Compliance Traps for Laboratories to Avoid

By Adam M. Walters Walters Law, P.C. In recent years, many clinical laboratories have started offering Pharmacogenetics Testing (PGx) to assist physicians in avoiding prescribing medication doses that may cause adverse reactions in patients with certain genotypes...

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