Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-161 (Supersedes 2014-138)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings was published in September 2004. In Appendix A of the Alert, NIOSH identified a sample list of major hazardous drugs. The list was compiled from information provided by four institutions that had generated lists of hazardous drugs for their respective institutions, as well as a list from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The 2004 list was updated in 2010, 2012 and 2014. A new format was developed for the 2014 list of hazardous drugs, as described below. The review process for the addition of the new listings is described in the Federal Register.
The current update (2016) adds 34 drugs and includes a review of the 2004 list. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its list of hazardous drugs for 2016. NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2016. This list includes drugs reviewed by NIOSH from January 2012 to December 2013. Additional information for the 2016 update can be found in this: Federal Register Notice .
April 12, 2017
NIOSH has determined that telavancin (VIBATIV®) does not meet the NIOSH definition of a hazardous drug and is no longer considered a hazardous drug by NIOSH.
April 10, 2017
The manufacturer of trabectedin (YONDELIS®) recommends that it be handled as a hazardous drug. Therefore, NIOSH considers this drug to be included in Table 1 of the NIOSH list of hazardous drugs. For additional information, see the package insert for this drug.
|Drug||AHFS Classification||Links||Date Approved|
|trabectedin (Yondelis®)||10:00 Antineoplastic Agents||DailyMed||October 23, 2015|
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2014
- Page last updated: March 31, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division