Safety

Hazardous drugs added to NIOSH list

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 12, 2009

NIOSH has proposed adding 24 pharmaceuticals to its list of hazardous drugs found in healthcare settings.

The list, which is undergoing public review until June 30, will update the “Sample list of drugs that should be handled as hazardous” from September 2004.

Clink here to view the proposed changes, read peer review and NIOSH responses, or to comment.

To assess how safely you handle hazardous drugs in your facility, download the handling hazardous drugs checklist from the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Tools page.

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