TRACK: Environmental Health and Risk Management
Thomas H. Connor, PhD, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH
Michael J. Hodgson, MD, MPH, OSHA, Washington, DC
Elizabeth Mease, MD, MBA, FACOEM, Louis Strokes Cleveland VA Medical Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Vaiyapuri Subramaniam, PharmD, MS, FCP, FASHP, FASCP, Veterans Health Administration, Silver Spring, MD
This session will review challenges and opportunities in the implementation of an effective hazardous drug safety program in a large hospital network system. A NIOSH scientist, a pharmacist, an industrial hygienist, and a physician from the VHA will provide updates on the following topics: scientific information; requirement of ; updates in safe handling guidance (OSHA, NIOSH, ACHP, ONS); appropriate engineering controls; PPE requirements; compounding and administration issues; disposal requirements; wipe sampling issues; development of an alternative duty fertility protection policy; and implementation of a hospital hazardous drug committee.