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Document ID (ISN)111130
CIS number 10-0690
Year 2010
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2010-150
Title Safe handling of hazardous drugs for veterinary healthcare workers
Original title Medidas de seguridad en la manipulación de medicamentos tóxicos por personal de medicina veterinaria [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2010, USA, June 2010. 4p. 16 ref.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2010-150.pdf [in English]
DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2010-150.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Veterinary healthcare employees working where hazardous drugs are handled may face health risks. Many of these workers treat small companion animals (primarily cats and dogs), but also larger animals such as horses, with antineoplastic and other drugs that may be hazardous to humans. This information note explains the hazards and the protective measures for veterinary healthcare workers exposed to hazardous drugs.
Descriptors (primary) USA; antineoplastic drugs; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; veterinary services
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; public OSH institutions; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Personal protection