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Safe Working Practices

For Histotechnologists

Before using any of the procedures from StainsFile, ensure you have read, and understood, all relevant safety information. Listed below are some web sites from which this information is available. You should receive a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) containing safety information each time you buy a chemical, including dyes. Please read these sheets carefully, and follow their recommendations. Whenever possible you should use the information from the MSDS sheets provided with the items purchased for your laboratory. Use the information from these sites if an MSDS is not available locally, or is incomplete.

Related Safety Resources

  • Interactive Learning Paradigms
    This is a comprehensive site, including MSDS information, numerous links to other sites giving MSDS and safety information, a glossary of terms used in MSDS’s, and a good explanation of what MSDS sheets are all about.
  • Compliance Services of America
    This is a free service allowing for searches for MSDS information on the Internet.
  • Environment, Health and Safety Online
    This is a list of companies with links to their MSDS information and is not limited to information about laboratory reagents.