Guidance for the safe management of hazardous medicinal products at work

RPA was commissioned by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, to develop a new guide providing practical examples for reducing the workers’ exposure to hazardous medicinal products across all lifecycle stages: production, transport and storage, preparation, administration to human patients and animal patients as well as waste management.

The guidance offers a broad range of practical advice presented in a simple and reader-friendly way by using graphics, photos and special training documents. It is a non-binding document for workers, employers, public authorities and safety experts to underpin their approaches to workers’ protection from hazardous medicinal products.

Numerous workshops, personal meetings and on-site visits in different Member States took place to obtain views and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders. Please find here the link to the guide.