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Controlling Occupational Exposure To Hazardous Drugs

As you may well know, antineoplastic and cytotoxic medications used on a day-to-day basis can be very hazardous especially in chemotherapy treatments and procedures. Unfortunately, these types of drugs can cause unfavorable, adverse symptoms in doctors, nurses, drug retailers and other health professionals who are exposed to them. When it comes to controlling occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, there must be a system in place for doctors and staff to follow. By doing this, everyone that goes through a well-planned system to handle hazardous drugs will help to alleviate any potential dangers if a spill occurs. Everyone would be kept safe if every member of the team follows the system at all times.

Here are a few steps that a doctor and his health professionals can use to keep the exposure of hazardous drugs to a minimum:

  • Have your Drug Spill Cleanup Kit accessible in your work area
  • Put on protective gear such as gowns, gloves, shoe covers, and masks.
  • Remove the absorbent towels from your kit and clean up the spill.
  • Place the used absorbent towels and insert them into anti-hazardous ziplock bags
  • Place the anti-hazardous ziplock bags in disposal waste containers

These are generalized steps, but we believe they can help health professionals to clean up and dispose of drug spills when the occasion arises.

Here, at Deweese Engineering, we do have Hazardous Drug Spill Cleanup Kits that are readily available and for sale. We want to make sure that all doctors and staff have everything in their arsenal when it comes to controlling occupational exposure to hazardous drugs. If your office doesn’t have a drug spill kit presently, we insist that you purchase our drug spill kits immediately to protect you, your staff, and most of all, your patients. Please visit this page here where we will answer any question relating to our kits and to build you your customized drug spill kit today.


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