Behind the Scenes at Mopec

Behind The Scenes: Crating And Assembly

There is never a down time for Mopec’s production team, as orders are being designed, produced and shipped on a daily basis. Equipment created in our factory is often customized per customer’s request. By the time a customer receives their Mopec equipment, it has passed through our factory to a freighting [...]

Behind The Scenes: Consumables Warehouse

Providing medical equipment and supplies to multiple industries, Mopec features several warehouses for our vast assortment of products. One of these warehouses stocks a large inventory of accessories, supplies and instruments for pathology, mortuary and anatomy industries. This warehouse utilizes all available space as every box, shelf and palette is [...]

Lab Safety

Understanding OSHA For Lab Safety

Lab safety is a major concern when working in an environment with toxic chemicals and sharps that can cause physical harm. OSHA, better known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces safety standards by providing regulations for those working in these types of hazardous conditions. With over 20 years [...]

Sharps Safety

Sharps waste is considered to be any device that could possibly cut or pierce the user’s skin, including but not limited to scalpels, needles, razor blades, and even glass objects such as microscope slides containing possible biohazards. One should always use fully disposable scalpel units if possible. Never use scalpel [...]

A Laboratory’s Response to Formalin Spills

Air ventilation is often the first thought when considering formalin safety, but what is the protocol for liquid spills? Even the most steady-handed pathologist can encounter accidental spills. Skin contact with the spill can result in allergic reactions, blistering, and hives among other symptoms. If skin does come in contact, immediately [...]

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Risk of Disease Transmission during an Autopsy

Risk of transmission of disease and illness during post-mortem examinations is a serious and ever-growing concern in laboratories across the world. With proper protective wear and clean up measures, autopsy professionals need not to worry. Medical Examiners are to take utmost precaution while performing autopsies on potential infectious cadavers. There [...]

Lab Organization & Tips

Tips for Making Your Lab More Sustainable

  1. Watch Chemical Usage If your lab is using chemicals on a regular basis, take inventory frequently, to avoid ordering unnecessary quantities. It is best to research for environmental-friendly alternatives to hazardous and toxic chemicals. If these safer options are not available, order the minimal amount needed. Check with [...]

Best Practices for Lab Storage

Having your lab organized and well maintained is crucial when it comes to optimizing its performance and safety. Your lab will not operate at its maximum potential if your workspace is unkempt. Here are a few storage options to help you and your team keep your lab free of clutter. [...]

Did You Know?

Mopec’s Anatomy Quiz

Test your knowledge with Mopec's Anatomy Quiz, featuring multiple choice questions on sections of the body. This brief quiz consists of 15 questions that range in difficulty, perfect if you are looking to supplement your study materials or need a refresher. At the end, you will be given a score [...]

Understanding the Organ Donation Process

Choosing to become an organ donor is a personal decision and one that should not be made lightly. There are major misconceptions that prevent people from registering, with concerns that range from family matters to personal health choices. Organ donation is valuable because it’s saving and improving someone’s quality of [...]

A Tale of Two Saws

When considering what autopsy saws are available to a pathologist, there is certainly a limited array of models on the market to choose from. Certain styles of saws are specifically made with distinct features to complete the tasks at hand. One particular model is regarded as an industry standard by [...]

History of the Autopsy

An autopsy, also known as a post mortem examination, is a dissection of a corpse that is performed to help determine the cause of death and examine effects of diseases. Throughout history, autopsies were often viewed negatively and prohibited due to religious laws.  This caused delay in advancement and prevented [...]

News & Announcements

9 & 10 News: Morgue Authority In Big Rapids Looks To Begin Search For Forensic Pathologists

The West Michigan Forensic Pathology Services Authority in Big Rapids is preparing to begin their search for a forensic pathologist to avoid sending bodies somewhere else for work they could do here in Northern Michigan. “All counties I think, or at least anyone I’ve talked to is seeing an increase [...]

News 4 Jax: Overcrowded Morgue’s New Cooler Arrives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A new cooler to hold more bodies at the Northeast Florida regional morgue in Jacksonville arrived Tuesday morning. The manufacturer, MOPEC, delivered the parts of the cooler, which is so big it has to be assembled piece by piece. "We are ecstatic for having the cooler here," said Tim Crutchfield, the [...]