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Document ID (ISN)103718
CIS number 04-678
Year 2004
Convention or series no. SUVA 2869/18.d SUVA 2869/18.f
Author(s) Jost M., RŘegger M., Liechti B., Gutzwiller A.
Title Safe handling of cytostatic substances
Original title Sicherer Umgang mit Zytostatika [in German]
SÚcuritÚ dans l'emploi des cytostatiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Suva, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2004. 66p. Illus. 82 ref.
Internet access [in German] [in French]
Abstract Contents of this booklet on the prevention of hazards during the handling of cytostatic substances in health care settings: hazards during the handling of cytostatic substances; workplace hazard evaluation; principles to be adopted for the safe handling of cytostatic substances; protective measures during the production and preparation of cytostatic substances; protective measures during transport, administration to patients and disposal of cytostatic substances; protective measures in cases of accidental release; personal hygiene measures; legal aspects.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; Switzerland; cytostatic drugs; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; legal aspects; personal hygiene; limitation of exposure; safety guides; spills; cytotoxic effects; safe working methods; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Health care services