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Medical Surveillance for Health Care Workers Exposed to Hazardous Drugs

April 2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2007-117
cover page of 2007-117

Health care workers who handle, prepare, or administer hazardous drugs may face risks to their own health such as skin rashes, cancer, and reproductive disorders. NIOSH recommends that employers establish a medical surveillance program to protect workers who handle hazardous drugs in the workplace.