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Document ID (ISN)107319
CIS number 07-1437
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-117
Title Medical surveillance for health care workers exposed to hazardous drugs
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Apr. 2007. 4p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Health care workers who handle, prepare or administer hazardous drugs may face risks to their own health such as skin rashes, cancer and reproductive disorders. It is recommended that employers establish a medical surveillance programme to protect workers exposed to hazardous drugs in the course of their work. This information sheet lists the key elements of such a medical surveillance programme.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; USA; medical supervision; health care personnel; health hazards; drugs
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; responsibilities of employers; leukaemia; routes of entry; skin eruption; safety guides; cancer; limitation of exposure; needle-stick injuries; chemotherapy; aerosols
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) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Health care services