09/27/2010

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

A new guide has been developed by the Canadian Working Committee on the Safe
Handling of Hazardous Drugs established by the Association paritaire pour la
santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur affaires sociales (ASSTSAS). The
measures proposed in this guide should be considered recommendations; they are not normative and are not mandatory. Each workplace is to implement them based on its individual circumstances.

While the guide is primarily intended for health care workers, some
recommendations apply to users of the health care network and their families.
These recommendations are intended to protect these individuals from direct
contact with sources of contamination and to ensure harmonization between
institutional and home care. Patients and families who are properly informed
regarding hazardous practices will be able, in turn, to help protect workers.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work