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Preventing worker deaths and injuries when handling Micotil 300.

Authors
Higgins-D; Hetzler-W; Davis-A; Von Essen-S; Donham-K; McChesney-D; Hampshire-V; Baker-J
Source
NIOSH 2007 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20031838
Abstract
Livestock producers, veterinarians, and other workers may be exposed to the toxic hazards of the animal antibiotic Micotil 300 through needlestick injuries, skin cuts, puncture wounds, and contact with skin and mucous membranes. Cardiotoxic effects of Micotil 300 on the human heart, including a reduced cardiac contractility and tachycardia (rapid heart beat), can be severe enough to cause death. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that extreme care be given to following safe drug handling and injection procedures to avoid the possibility of self injection. Although non antidote exists for Micotil 300, exposed persons should seek immediate medical intervention as the drug's cardiotoxic effects may be reversed.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Drugs; Pharmaceuticals; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-function; Surveillance
Publication Date
20070401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-108744
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2007-124
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; NE; IA
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