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Document ID (ISN)111109
CIS number 10-0685
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NIOSH Publication 2010-167
Title NIOSH list of antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs in healthcare settings 2010
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Sep. 2010. 11p. Illus. 20 ref.
Internet access NIOSH_Publication_2010-167.pdf [in English]
Abstract The area of new drug development is rapidly evolving as unique approaches are being taken to treat cancer and other serious diseases. This booklet presents the standard precautions to be taken when handling antineoplastic drugs safely. Contents: general approach to handling hazardous drugs; defining hazardous drugs; definition of hazardous drugs by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); NIOSH revision of the ASHP definition; determining whether a drug is hazardous; how to generate your own list of hazardous drugs; where to find information related to drug toxicity; examples of hazardous drugs; sample list of drugs that should be considered hazardous.
Descriptors (primary) USA; antineoplastic drugs; limitation of exposure; hospitals; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) safe working methods; public OSH institutions; list of chemical substances
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services