16-Dec-10 1:00 PM  CST

Upcoming NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers

On January 31, 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be launching the online Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers with the assistance of their contractor, Westat. A random sample of members of the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) will be invited to participate in the survey. If you are selected, NPTA encourages you to participate in the survey as we are very interested in any data which can lead to your improved health and safety.

The survey, which is anonymous and voluntary, asks about health and safety practices and types of exposure controls used by healthcare workers who handle or come in contact with hazardous chemical agents. The chemical agents under study include aerosolized medications, antineoplastic agents, chemical sterilants, high level disinfectants, surgical smoke, and anesthetic gases. Information regarding other health and safety hazards is also being collected. The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. Your participation is critical to the success of the survey.

NIOSH will prepare a report presenting aggregate data from all respondents from NPTA which will be made available to all of our members.

Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact either of the following NIOSH project staff: Jim Boiano (jboiano@cdc.gov;513-841-4246) or Andrea Steege (asteege@cdc.gov; 513-841-4538).

For additional information on this article, please contact:
 
Kristina Michel
(888) 247-8700
 
Source: NIOSH  
http://www.cdc.gov

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