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USP 800: What You Need to Know

Every day in healthcare settings, workers are exposed to hundreds of powerful drugs used for cancer chemotherapy, antiviral treatments, hormone regimens and other therapies. While these drugs are used to relieve and heal patients, many of them present serious hazards to the health and safety of workers. The intent of this technical bulletin is to summarize and clarify the respiratory protection guidance from both USP and NIOSH for workers who handle hazardous drugs in the healthcare environment.