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This independent website, launched January 2019, 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.

What You Will Find Here

About This Website


Hazardous Drug (HD) Resource
for Nursing Safety

Use top menu to find information on:

  • Hazardous Drug Excreta

  • USP <800>

  • PPE

  • Respiratory Protection

  • HD Spills

  • Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Wipe Testing & Deactivation

  • Closed System Transfer Devices


March 2024: AJN article on "The Occupational Hazards of Uncovered Toilets."



NOVEMBER 2023: USP <800> go-live date. 


JUNE 2023: CJON article on the benefits of sequential wipe testing.



APRIL 2023: CJON article compares efficacy of plastic-backed pads to Splashblocker in reducing toilet plume aerosols

JANUARY 2023: ASTM standard for testing chemotherapy gowns is approved. Officially listed as F3267-22.

See video highlights of the 2023 Safer Cancer Care symposium held in London, England.

Visit the Cytoprevent website to see what European countries are doing.

Read about the challenges facing nurses in Europe, and a proposed solution to help combat the confusion.

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Last updated: 03.27.2024

Check back regularly for latest changes.

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, I have been passionate about HD safety. This quest began in 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.

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

Read the InvestigateWest article HERE.

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