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Safe handling of hazardous drugs for veterinary healthcare workers.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-150, 2010 Jun; :1-4
Veterinary healthcare employees working where hazardous drugs are handled may face health risks. Many of these workers treat small companion animals (primarily cats and dogs), but also larger animals such as horses, with antineoplastic and other drugs that may be hazardous to humans. NIOSH recommends establishing a program to provide appropriate protective measures for veterinary healthcare workers exposed to hazardous drugs.
Drugs; Pharmaceuticals; Veterinarians; Veterinary-medicine; Personal-protection; Protective-measures; Protective-clothing; Protective-equipment
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-150
Healthcare and Social Assistance
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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