Microscope Equipment Hygiene

Quick Guide:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before and after using the system
  • If soap and paper towels are not available please find a nearby sink or rest room or use your own approved hand sanitizer
  • Fresh disposable gloves are OK. Please bring your own. Dispose of gloves when leaving area.
  • 70% alcohol is for gently wiping down (not spraying) the keyboard, stage, mouse, joy stick and counter top. Never spray near or on the microscope!
  • On rubber parts clean with 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • On plastic parts clean with 70% denatured alcohol
  • But don't use alcohol of any kind on screens or touch pads
  • Plastic parts can be cleaned with phenolic wipes (e.g. clorox wipes, lysol wipes)
  • On scopes with eye pieces remove rubber cups and use spectacles or light weight safety goggles (not provided).
  • Dispose of wipes, tissues, etc. Do not leave them on the bench.
  • Take slides, boxes, etc. with you when done so that bench area can be easily wiped down


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