Course 630 - Hospital Hazards and Solutions: Pharmacy

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Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.

Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)

  1. Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.

  2. Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5-10 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.

  3. If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.

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  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 15 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

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Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.

Course Introduction

haz drugs

Health care workers who prepare or administer hazardous drugs (e.g., those used for cancer therapy, some antiviral drugs, hormone agents, and bioengineered drugs) or who work in areas where these drugs are used may be exposed to these agents in the workplace.

About 8 million U.S. healthcare workers are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs, including:

  • pharmacy and nursing personnel
  • physicians
  • operating room personnel
  • environmental services workers
  • workers in research laboratories
  • shipping and receiving personnel

Studies have shown workplace exposures to hazardous drugs can cause both acute and chronic health effects such as skin rashes, adverse reproductive outcomes (including infertility, spontaneous abortions, and congenital malformations), and possibly leukemia and other cancers.

The health risk depends on how much exposure a worker has to these drugs and how toxic they are. Workers can be protected from exposures to hazardous drugs through engineering and administrative controls, and proper protective equipment. This course specifically looks at ways to prevent dangerous exposure to hazardous drugs in the pharmaceutical setting.

Course Components

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge of the following components:

  • health effects of hazardous drugs
  • creating a hazardous drug safety and health plan
  • use of hazardous drugs
  • hazardous drug handling practices
  • personal protective equipment
  • workplace violence
  • ergonomic injuries

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Hazardous Drugs
  2. The Use of Hazardous Drugs
  3. Other Hazards in Pharmacy Setting

Course 630 Final Exam

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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Course 630 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Pharmacy Etools. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/pharmacy/pharmacy.html

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2011). Hazardous Drugs. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/hazardousdrugs/index.html

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (1999). Prevention of Employee Exposure to Hazardous Drugs. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_vi/otm_vi_2.html#5

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009). Violence against Pharmacist. Retrieved from: blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2009/02/17/pharmacists/