Equipment


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: January 2013: Safety Products

Newcomer Form Zero Bottle and JugREAGENT BLEND NEUTRALIZER
Allows disposal of formalin or glutaraldehyde
     Form-Zero from Newcomer Supply, Middleton, Wis, is a powdered reagent blend neutralizer for formalin waste that quickly neutralizes formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde for sink disposal in 20 minutes. One bottle will neutralize one gallon of 10% formalin or 4% glutaraldehyde. There is no pH adjustment required and no drain-clogging polymers. The neutralized waste solutions yield a nonhazardous solution that can be safely discharged to sewer and waste-water treatment systems.
Newcomer Supply
(800) 383-7799; www.newcomersupply.com

Newcomer Slide BritePERFORMANCE CLEARING AGENT
Performs like xylene, smells like water
     Slide Brite Xylene Substitute from Newcomer Supply, Middleton, Wis, is a high-quality performance clearing agent that performs like xylene, yet smells like water. It is gentle on tissue and does not make it brittle. Slide Brite is excellent for dermatology and biopsy tissue. It enhances nuclear detail, and is nonflammable, with a flashpoint of 142°F.
Newcomer Supply
(800) 383-7799; www.newcomersupply.com

Newcomer Spill Kit3EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE KITS
Custom kits available
     Emergency Spill Response Kits from Newcomer Supply, Middleton, Wis, are available as prepackaged or customizable kits. The Polyform-F Spill Response Kit is intended for formaldehyde and gluteraldehyde spills. The General Purpose Spill Response Kit includes one of each: acid, base, solvent, and chlorine. The Custom Spill Response Kit lets customers mix and match a custom combination (limited to one each solvent handler per kit). All kits include safety goggles, gloves, waste bags, broom, and pan.
Newcomer Supply
(800) 383-7799; www.newcomersupply.com

HEMCO Emergency Shower Blue BackgroundEMERGENCY SHOWER BOOTHS
ANSI and OSHA
     Emergency showers from HEMCO, Independence, Mo, are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply and waste systems. This unit is equipped with a pull-rod-activated shower and push-handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face, and body. When activated, the shower immediately drenches personnel who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals. Optional accessories include grab bars, handheld body wash, and curtains. The shower is compliant with ANSI and OSHA requirements.
HEMCO
(800) 779-4362; www.HEMCOcorp.com

KimberlyClark GlovesGLOVE DISPENSING SYSTEM
Multiple openings reduce waste
     Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, Ga, offers SmartPULL, a new glove-dispensing system for its Sterling and Lavender Nitrile branded exam gloves. The system, designed to reduce waste from dropped gloves, features two separate openings on the box. The first, smaller opening is used when the box is full to reduce multiple dispensing, which often results in exam-glove waste when gloves become unusable after falling on the floor. When the box is half empty, the second, larger opening allows for easier access to the gloves. Sterling Nitrile exam gloves are FDA-cleared for use with the 12 commonly used chemotherapy drugs and also have an Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) of 1.0, indicating the gloves are less likely to have critical defects than gloves with an AQL of 2.5.
Kimberly-Clark
(888) 525-8388; www.kimberly-clark.com

CovidienSafetec SurfaceSafe 1CHEMOTHERAPY WORK SURFACE
Two-step cleaning process
     Surface Safe, from Covidien, Mansfield, Mass, is a clean, safe chemotherapy work surface. It cleans and inactivates many chemotherapy drugs in two steps. The first packet contains a towelette in a 2% (w/w) sodium hypochlorite soap solution. The second contains a towelette in 1% (w/w) sodium thiosulfate with 0.9% (w/w) benzyl alcohol. Each box contains 15 twin packets.   

Covidien
(800) 962-9888; www.covidien.com

Covidien CT4400 Chemoplus Kit 1HAZARDOUS DRUG TRAINING PROGRAM
Addresses compounding, transport, administration, and disposal
     The ChemoPlustraining and certification program for compounding hazardous drugs, from Covidien, Mansfield, Mass, provides education on safe-handling issues surrounding the occupational exposure of health care workers to hazardous drugs. The program considers recommended guidelines from OSHA, NIOSH, ASHP, and ONS regarding the type and characteristics of equipment to use to protect workers during compounding, transport, administration, and disposal. The program includes a combination of self-study guides, DVD, and hands-on practice in association with a facility’s certifier.
Covidien
(800) 962-9888; www.covidien.com

Globe Needle HolderSAFETY NEEDLE HOLDER
Fits 13mm and 16mm blood collection tubes
     The safety needle holder from Globe Scientific, Paramus, NJ, is designed to protect blood-collection personnel from accidental needle sticks. The safety holder features a plastic shield that is used to cover the exposed needle after the collection of blood. An audible click indicates the needle is secured and ready for disposal. The device fits both 13-mm and 16-mm blood collection tubes and all common needle units. It complies with OSHA directives by preventing removal of needle and reuse of holder.
Globe Scientific Inc
(201) 599-1400; www.globescientific.com

BioRAFTRESEARCH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PLATFORM
For laboratory safety, and compliance
     BioRAFT, Cambridge, Mass, is a Web-based suite of research management software modules that manages compliance for training, biosafety, hazardous chemicals, radiation management, MSDS, and other laboratory safety requirements. BioRAFT replaces paper-based systems and multiple individual applications with an integrated suite that eliminates silos of data. Track and manage the interrelationships between the labs the scientists work in, the hazards they are exposed to, and each scientist’s specific job activities. BioRAFT ties to institution authentication systems, so users need no new usernames and passwords. It also offers a unified management and reporting system.
BioRAFT
(800) 939-7238; www.BioRAFT.com

DenLine JacketLAB JACKET
Sturdy, durable construction
     The Protection Plus fluid-resistant jacket for phlebotomy and specimen collection style DL147 from DenLine, Quincy, Ill,  provides protection that meets OSHA Directive(s) 29 CFR 1910. The jacket is splash and stain resistant to all aqueous fluids including blood, bleach, urine, and most laboratory reagents. The lightweight and breathable material has the comfort of a polyester or cotton nurse’s jacket and is antistatic and nonlinting. The sleeves are tapered and come with spun, woven-polyester fitted cuffs for overgloving. The jacket is double-stitched and has bar-tack reinforced pockets, heavy-duty stainless snaps, and is commercial-wash rated up to160°F.
DenLine Uniforms
(800) 336-5463; www.denlineuniforms.com