Histology technicians are individuals responsible for the processing, fixation, and appropriate staining of tissue specimens submitted for histopathologic study. The role and duties of histology technicians has changed radically over the last 30 years with the progressive development of machinery for the automation of the processes. Nonetheless, exposure to a number of allergens (most of which are present in the standard series) and to a larger number of irritants continues to be unavoidable due in part to the manual handling of specimens (Tables 1, 2), exposure to potentially infectious material, and the resultant need to apply universal precautions at all times.
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