Safety

State considers law to protect workers from chemotherapy hazards

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 25, 2011

Washington state legislators will introduce a bill affording healthcare workers greater protection from chemotherapy hazards, reported The Seattle Times on January 16.

The proposed bill would create an occupational-safety standard for oncology clinics and other settings where chemotherapy is delivered. A related bill would mandate that the state’s cancer registry captures occupational data from cancer patients, according to the Times.

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