This independent website is dedicated to providing HD safety information for oncology nurses. No corporate sponsorship has been accepted. Products mentioned are for information only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement.

About This Website

Last updated: 11.21.2020

Check back regularly for latest additions.

Hazardous Drug (HD) Resource

for nursing safety

What You Will Find Here

Using the menu at the top, you will find information on:

  • Hazardous Drug Excreta

  • USP <800>

  • PPE

  • Respiratory Protection

  • HD Spills

  • Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Wipe Testing & Deactivation

  • Closed System Transfer Devices

Click button for late-breaking news or updated information on the topic of hazardous drug safety.

ONS & HOPA 2020

A recent collaboration between these two organizations has culminated in a series of USP <800> Q&A documents. These can be found at the bottom of the ONS Safe Handling Resource Library

How Did We Get Here?

You're here:

You have an interest in protecting yourself, your coworkers and your environment from the dangers associated with HDs. 

I'm here:

As one of the contributing authors of the ONS Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs (2018), I have been passionate about HD safety since the mid-1980s while working with ultra high-dose cyclophosphamide in Bone Marrow Transplant. I have spent more than 30 years publishing and presenting on this topic and am committed to  providing information and resources for oncology professionals world-wide.

For additional information on HD Safety, download the ONS Toolkit for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs.

Watch this brief documentary about HD exposure and its tragic effect on an oncology pharmacist. 

Read the InvestigateWest article HERE.

Disclaimer: Information presented on these pages is based on cited references and expert opinion. Information can change at any time. Healthcare professionals should assess whether newer data is available as this site is not responsible for errors or out of date information.