Washington: Department eyes safety when handling hazardous drugs
The requirements are derived from the 2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health alert on the safe handling of hazardous drugs. The rule includes requirements relating to occupational exposure, a hazardous drugs control program, hazard assessment, personal protective equipment, engineering controls, safe handling practices, waste handling, spill control, medical surveillance, training, and recordkeeping. The rule also provides a list of jobs that may involve occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, including physicians, nurses, home health care workers, and pharmacists. The rule does not apply to the drug manufacturing sector.
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December 5, 2011
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