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How can we protect workers' health and wellbeing when dealing with hazardous medicinal products?
New guidance from the European Commission offers essential advice for both employers and workers on how to manage exposure to hazardous medicinal products (HMPs).
HMPs may cause carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (CMR) effects in workers exposed to them. Therefore, it is crucial to have proper management practices in place.
Exposure can affect medical workers as well as cleaners and laundry workers, or waste workers, and the advice provided in the guide is tailored to the groups of workers potentially exposed.
The guide is non-binding, and the advice is provided without prejudice to national provisions, meaning it is adaptable to fit any specific legal country requirements.