OSHA Guest blog: Looking for a sign

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 21, 2015

As I was getting ready to head to New York City for a quick vacation, I was at the train platform wondering if I was in the right place. There were no clear signs. There wasn’t anybody around to answer questions. When the first train came in, it was a commuter train, not the long distance one I needed to be on. When the second went by, it was on track 3, on the other side of the tracks next to where I was standing. By the time the third (and correct) train arrived, I was a nervous wreck. While I admit part of that has to do simply with my personality, I believe much of the anxiety could have been resolved with proper signage.

That applies to the laboratory as well. Not only is it anxiety-reducing, but certain signage for laboratory safety is required.
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