|Document ID (ISN)||107318|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-124
||Preventing worker deaths and injuries when handling Micotil 300®
||Prevenciˇn de muertes y lesiones de trabajadores por el uso de Micotil 300® [in Spanish]|
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Apr. 2007. 4p. 6 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/niosh/docs/2007-124sp.html [in Spanish]
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2007-124/pdfs/2007-124.pdf [in English]
||Cattle farmers, veterinarians and other workers in contact with animals may be exposed to the animal antibiotic Micotil 300® through skin injuries from needlestick accidents, cuts or bites, as well as from contact with animal skin and biological matter. Cardiotoxic effects of Micotil 300®, including a reduced cardiac contractility and tachycardia, can be severe enough to cause death. It is recommended that extreme care be given to following safe drug handling and injection procedures to avoid the possibility of self injection. Although no antidote exists for Micotil 300®, exposed persons should seek immediate medical intervention as the drug's cardiotoxic effects may be reversed.
||USA; antibiotics; toxic substances; cardiotoxic effects; handling of animals; agriculture; veterinary services
||safe working methods; safety guides; medical treatment
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services