- Safety and Health Topics
- Hazardous Drugs
Employers should have programs with elements that address training, adherence to professional standards (ONS, USP 800), and policies on managing individuals with reproductive concerns.
- Hazardous Drugs Rule. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Adopted on January 3, 2012 and took effect in 3 stages January 1, 2015.
- OSHA has worked with The Joint Commission (TJC) and The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on hazardous drugs. In addition to a trade news release (Work precautions for handling hazardous drugs highlighted by NIOSH, OSHA, Joint Commission. April 7, 2011), OSHA supported the TJC/NIOSH monograph on employee and patient safety
- Newer recommendations for medical surveillance for the adverse effects of hazardous drugs are disucssed in a recent update. OSHA, (August 1, 2016).
- Healthcare Wide Hazards - Hazardous Chemicals. OSHA Hospital eTool. Provides hazards and solutions for employee exposure to hazardous chemicals, such as pesticides, disinfectants, and hazardous drugs in the workplace.