Managing Occupational Risks of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings

Subject of Planned Report: This dissemination describes the health and safety risks associated with exposure to hazardous drugs in healthcare settings, and discusses methods to control those risks.

Purpose of Planned Report: The dissemination will inform workers and managers in healthcare workplaces, including healthcare professionals, administrative workers, and environmental control staff, of the potential risks associated with exposure to hazardous drugs, how to recognize the presence of hazardous drugs, and how to properly label, handle and store hazardous drugs.

Type of Dissemination: Influential Scientific Information.

Timing of Review: 10/01/2019 to 11/01/2019

Type of Review: Individual letter reports.

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes

Comment period announced via Federal Register Notice. Public comment period concurrent with peer review. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal:external icon Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

• Mail: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Docket Office, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226-1998.

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments Before the Review: No

Anticipated Number of Reviewers: 4 – 10

Primary Disciplines or Expertise: Industrial hygiene, engineering, occupational safety and health

Reviewers Selected By: NIOSH

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

Charge to Peer Reviewers: TBD

Page last reviewed: July 31, 2019