Online survey questions health care workers' exposure to chemical agents
With injuries to workers in the health care industry already well-documented, now comes a new study. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is examining the effects of chemical agents with an eye on safety practices.
The agency announced it will conduct an online survey to consider the types of exposure controls used by health care personnel who come in contact with a variety of agents.
Specifically, they include:
- Antineoplastic agents.
- Anesthetic gasses.
- Surgical smoke.
- Aerosolized medications.
- High-level disinfectants.
- Chemical sterilants.
More than 20 organizations are partnering with the agency and making the survey available to their members. NIOSH plans to publish the results later this year.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
March 7, 2011
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