2016 Updates to the NIOSH Hazardous Drug List
July 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 7 - Page #36

Preventing health care worker exposure to hazardous drugs (HDs) is a critical goal for all organizations, the importance of which is felt more acutely as the July 1, 2018 implementation date for USP <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings rapidly approaches.1 USP, as well as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,2 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),3 and the Oncology Nursing Society4 provide guidance to assist facilities in protecting those employees who come into contact with HDs.

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