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Picking the right pair of laboratory shoes

Exposed skin and lab work simply don’t mix, which is why open-toed shoes are verboten in the laboratory, says Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, a laboratory safety officer for multihospital system Sentara Healthcare in Virginia. However, that isn’t the only consideration when picking out a good pair of lab shoes. Things like grip, absorption, and coverage also play a role in keeping your feet safe.

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