Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2023-130
This document contains risk management information and a Table of Control Approaches describing some of the possible scenarios that workers may encounter in healthcare settings when handling hazardous drugs. The potential exposure of workers from handling a hazardous drug depends on several factors unique to each work setting. Such factors include: (1) the dosage form of the drug, (2) the routes of exposure, (3) the frequency, duration, and magnitude of exposure, (4) work practices, and (5) the presence or absence of any exposure controls such as engineering controls, administrative controls, or personal protective equipment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) encourages healthcare settings to conduct a facility-specific assessment to determine the most effective exposure control strategies for controlling the risks identified in the assessment.
NIOSH . Managing hazardous drug exposures: information for healthcare settings. By Hodson L, Ovesen J, Couch J, Hirst D, Lawson C, Lentz TJ, MacKenzie B, Mead K. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2023-130, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2023130