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Handling Cytotoxic Drugs In The Workplace

* NEW Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012

On 1 December 2012, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 (DG (S&H) Regulations 2012) replaced the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011 (Interim Regulations) which expired on this date. The DG (S&H) Regulations 2012 have retained most of the legal requirements contained in the Interim Regulations. There are only a small number of changes. This document has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the DG (S&H) Regulations 2012. More information on the key changes introduced by these new regulations can be found in the guidance titled Information about: Key changes to dangerous goods storage and handling requirements available at and More information about: Incident reporting available at

  • Handling Cytotoxic Drugs In The Workplace (PDF 806kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA588/01/12.02
    Industry: Health Care Sector, 
    Category: Hazardous Substances, 
    Division Author: Occupational Hygiene
    Publication Date: 24 February 2003
    Date First Published: 24 February 2003
    Summary: This publication providesc practical guidance on the control of risks from cytotoxic drugs and related waste.

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Managing health & safety risks associated with handling cytotoxic drugs in the healthcare industry

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