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Risk assessment of hazardous drug handling

Identify what the risks are.

The purpose for the assessment is to enable decision to be made about the appropriate risk control measures, induction and training, monitoring and health surveillance as may be required by legislation. The assessment process enables a distinction to be made between ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’.

Risk assessment can be separated into two parts:

  • Assessing the hazard
  • Evaluating the risk.
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