NIOSH Recommends Surveillance for Staff Exposed to Hazardous Drugs

December 7, 2012 | Aging Services Risk Management


‚ÄčThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers establish a medical surveillance program for all workers who are exposed to hazardous drugs, according to a November 2012 Workplace Solutions report. In the report, NIOSH explains that drugs are considered hazardous if research indicates that they have the potential to cause cancer, reproductive toxicity, birth defects, or damage to organs at low doses.

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