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Staff health monitoring & training

Staff health monitoring

An essential part of the risk management strategy is dealing with issues of staff health surveillance, counseling, reporting and record keeping. Health surveillance is part of a comprehensive prevention program that also minimize worker exposure through the implementation of control measures.

Workers at greater risk of exposure to cytotoxic drugs are following:

  • pharmacy personnel
  • nursing personnel
  • laboratory staff
  • animal handler in research area
  • medical personnel

Exposure standards for acceptable levels of exposure to cytotoxic drugs have not been developed and are not available to date, therefore adoption of standard precautions and the principle of as low as reasonably achievable is recommended.

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