Safety

NIOSH reports chemotherapy drug exposures to oncology clinic staff

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 16, 2012

Concerns voiced by staff at an oncology clinic can help protect your workers, who may also handle hazardous drugs.

NIOSH posted a new Health Hazard Report prompted by a request from a Florida oncology clinic where staff members complained about upper respiratory irritation, headache, fainting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

Read more about the NIOSH report, including recommendations for the employer and staff members to follow.


 

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