SAFE HANDLING
of
HAZARDOUS DRUGS
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Who are at risk?

  • Receiving/shipping
  • Pharmacy personnel
  • Nursing personnel
  • Physicians
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Veterinary practitioners
  • Laundry Services
  • Cleaning, maintenance and waste disposal staff
victims
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How are you exposed?

  • Dermal absorption
  • Inhalation of dust or aerosols
  • Accidental injection
  • Unintentional ingestion
routes
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What are the effects?

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Hair thinning
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nasal sores
effects
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What are the recommendations in handling HDs?


  • Administrative Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Personnel Protective Covering
  • Work Practices
  • Cleaning
  • Waste Disposal
solutions
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