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Transmittal Notice 06-02


TN 2006-02
07/20/06

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to forward a copy of the Part 3, Chapter 27, “Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs,” Indian Health Manual (IHM).  This chapter establishes the policy and procedures necessary to reduce occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.  Hazardous drugs are drugs associated with or suspected of causing adverse health effects.  Exposure to hazardous drugs is associated with acute health effects, such as skin rashes, chromosomal aberrations, and soft tissue damage, as well as chronic health effects, such as leukemia and adverse reproductive events.

/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

Part 3, Chapter 27, “Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs,” IHM.


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

None.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of Part 3, Chapter 27, “Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs,” IHM, between Chapter 26 and Chapter 28 of Part 3 in your IHM system.

Log and file this TN in sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  July 20, 2006


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