Course 171 Healthcare: Hazardous Chemicals

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Modules: 1
Hours: 0.5 (30 minutes)
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 171 Healthcare: Hazardous Chemicals

Key Topics

  • Hazardous Safety & Health Plan
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Mercury
  • Waste Anesthetic Gases

Target Audience

  • Employee

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Hazardous drugs pose serious health hazards to healthcare workers.
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Hazardous drugs, such as those used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral treatments and hormone regimens, pose a serious health hazard to healthcare workers.

OSHA says even in low doses the preparation, administration, manufacturing, and the disposal of these hazardous medications can expose hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers to irreversible harm. These hazardous medications can cause serious effects including:

  • cancer
  • organ toxicity
  • fertility problems
  • genetic damage
  • birth defects

This course takes a closer look at several different hazardous materials and medications that healthcare workers may be exposed to daily, as well as ways to protect themselves from serious health issues.


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Module 1: Hazardous Chemicals in Healthcare

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