California Adopts NIOSH Recommendations on Hazardous Drug Exposures

On October 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill (AB 1202) that requires the California  Division of Occupational Safety and Health to adopt, as state regulations, NIOSH’s recommendations for reducing exposures of healthcare workers to  hazardous drugs. California is the second state to adopt NIOSH’s recommendations as state requirements, following action by the state of Washington in 2012. More information about the new California state law  can be found at http://www.asmdc.org/members/a15/press-releases/governor-brown-
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