TITLE

Advisory issued on hazardous drug exposure

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Jul2007, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p85
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Because of the widespread risk that hospital personnel can receive toxic exposure to hazardous drugs, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued an advisory on medical surveillance of workers exposed to hazardous drugs. • Occupational exposures can lead to acute effects such as skin rashes or gastrointestinal complaints, chronic effects such as adverse reproductive events (miscarriage, congenital malformation, etc.), and cancer. • Employee health managers should develop a medical surveillance plan as part of a safety and health program that includes engineering controls, good work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
ACCESSION #
25547212

 

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