ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)103927
CIS number 05-124
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-165
Title Preventing occupational exposures to antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs in health care settings
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Sep. 2004. viii, 50p. 155 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/pdfs/2004-165.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this booklet is to increase awareness among health care workers and their employers about the health risks posed by working with antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs. Contents: background; potential for worker exposure; conditions for exposure; exposure routes; evidence for worker exposure; evidence for health effects in workers; current standards and recommendations; case reports; conclusions and recommendations (recommended procedures, receiving and storage, drug preparation and administration, ventilated cabinets, cleaning, housekeeping, waste disposal). A list of drugs that should be handled as hazardous drugs is included in an appendix.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; harmful substances; health hazards; hospitals; health care personnel; health engineering
Descriptors (secondary) exhaust hoods; disposal of harmful waste; USA; routes of entry; storage; standard; list of chemical substances; housekeeping; safe working methods; description of technique; glossary; cleaning
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services