Practice Specialties - Healthcare


The Healthcare Practice Specialty (HPS) addresses the occupational safety and health needs of those working in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, extended-care facilities, medical clinics, doctors’/dentists’ offices and related fields, such as psychiatric facilities, substance abuse facilities, paramedic operations and industries providing goods or services to medical facilities. HPS members help identify and promote research in emerging healthcare safety technologies and develop specialized healthcare safety education programs and technical materials.


Join the Industrial Hygiene and Healthcare practice specialties on Friday, March 2, 2018, for a comprehensive presentation about hazardous drugs (HDs) that will cover workers potentially exposed to HDs, health effects of HDs, safe handling during preparation and administration of HDs, hazardous waste minimization for HDs, spill clean-up guidelines and exposure assessment recommendations. Victor D’Amato, CSP, CIH, Morgan Bliss, CSP, CIH, and Amanda Archer, CSP, CIH, will present this special session.

The 60-minute web meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST. Here's a quick look at the agenda.

  • Brief update on the Industrial Hygiene and Healthcare practice specialties
  • Presentation: Hazardous Drugs Handling, Spill Clean-Up and Exposure Assessment
    • What are HDs?
    • Which workers are potentially exposed to HDs?
    • What are the health effects for exposed workers (acute and chronic)?
    • What are the safe handling recommendations for HDs during preparation and administration?
    • Which HDs can be volatile?
    • What are the spill clean-up recommendations for HDs?
    • How should sharps contaminated with HDs be disposed of?
    • What are the waste minimization considerations for trace, P-listed, and U-listed HDs?
    • What are the exposure assessment recommendations for HDs?

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