NIOSH Recommends Medical Surveillance for Certain Workers, Describes Program Elements

November 28, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that healthcare facilities 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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