Healthcare and Social Assistance Program
The Healthcare and Social Assistance Program’s mission is to eliminate occupational diseases, injuries, and fatalities and improve health and well-being among those who work in industries providing human and veterinary healthcare and that provide social assistance services across a broad range of settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing and private homes, and child day care.
Healthcare workers are potentially exposed to various hazardous chemicals. This survey evaluated how well best practices were followed for handling these chemicals and steps employers and employees can take to minimize exposure.
NIOSH has updated its list of hazardous drugs. The 2016 update includes drugs reviewed from January 2012 to December 2013 and added 34 new drugs to the list.
- Page last reviewed: January 13, 2017
- Page last updated: December 8, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory Health Division