We have the depth of expertise required to protect workers from exposures to toxic medications.
“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently updated Appendix A in the NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings. For related documents visit 2014 update and Federal Register Notice.”
Worker exposures to hazardous drugs is as a growing concern. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, preparation, administration, manufacturing and disposal of medications may expose hundreds of thousands of workers to toxic substances that have been linked to cancer, organ failure, fertility problems, genetic damage and birth defects. NIOSH defines drugs as hazardous on the basis of their carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, organ toxicity at low doses, genotoxicity and similarity to other drugs identified as hazardous.
- Our board-certified physicians have specialized training in toxicology.
- WorkCare’s clinical team has expertise in evaluating and managing occupational injuries and illnesses in the pharmaceutical industry, including exposure risks related to work with infectious agents and proprietary chemicals.
- Our medical surveillance team is well-versed on exams for employees who work with lab animals, viral vectors and infectious agents.
- We are trained and have the authority to credential employees who enter healthcare facilities.
For specialized expertise, call WorkCare today.