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Hazardous & Cytotoxic Medications

There are guidelines for the safe handling and disposal of hazardous and cytotoxic medications used in our health care facilities and home care settings.

Hazardous Medications are those medications that can pose a health risk from exposure in the workplace due to the medication’s inherent toxicity. The Provincial Hazardous Medication Personal Protective Equipment Guide and Hazardous Medication List provide guidance for Covenant Health staff for the safe handling of hazardous medications and the reduction of occupational exposure.

Hazardous Medications Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide and Hazardous Medication List:

Hazardous Medication Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide

Hazardous Medication List

 

Individual Staff Group Hazardous Medication PPE Guides:

Pharmacy Services Staff

Frontline Clinical Staff

Frontline Non-Clinical Staff

Nutrition & Food Services Staff and Linen & Environmental Staff
 

First Aid Measures:

Handling Hazardous Medications First Aid Measures

 

Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Hazardous Medication Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide - Tip Sheet

Safe Handling of Hazardous Medications - Notice

Staff Precautions Sign for KNOWN Hazardous Medication

Hazardous Medication Labels – Summary Chart and Ordering Information

Waste containers - summary chart and ordering information

PPE for Hazardous Medications - Ordering Information

Hazardous Medication Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Additional Supplies & Spill Kit Ordering Information

 

Hazardous Medication Posters:

Hazardous Medication vs High Alert Medications

Hazardous Medication Classifications

Hazardous Medication Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Additional Resources:

NIOSH Hazardous Drugs List - 2016