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Document ID (ISN)103495
CIS number 04-432
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-102
Title Antineoplastic agents - Occupational hazards in hospitals
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Sep. 2004. iii, 13p. 29 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this booklet is to create awareness among health care workers of the adverse health effects of antineoplastic agents, to explain how one can be exposed to these agents, and to propose control methods and work practices to prevent or reduce exposure to these agents. Contents: health effects caused by antineoplastic agents; persons at risk of exposure to antineoplastic agents; when workers are at greatest risk of exposure; how to protect oneself from exposure; safety tips; case reports.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; USA; risk factors; health care personnel; health hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; personal hygiene; safety guides; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services