Smooth, stainless steel tables with a specially designed working surface and drainage system. They are used for autopsies and dissections.
1. To prevent bacterial growth, these units should have smooth surfaces and edges and finished welds to prevent bacterial growth.
2. In tables with no plumbing, the water supply should be drawn from a separate tank, or the tubing connection to the water supply should have a vacuum breaker. This is important for preventing contamination of the facility's water supply.
3. Ground-fault circuit interrupters are recommended for all electrical outlets in the working area in order to minimize the risk of electric shock presented by the large grounded surfaces and the quantity of fluids. These will shut the power off when a fault current flowing to ground exceeds the preset limits.