NIOSH Publishes Proposed 2020 Hazardous Drug List and Procedures

    [released May 01, 2020]

    (Brookfield, WI – May 1, 2020) PharmEcology Services, WM Sustainability Services

    NIOSH has published for comment the long awaited revised 2020 Hazardous Drug List along with information for managing hazardous drug exposure and the NIOSH procedures for developing the list. All are open for a 60 day comment period.

    The Federal Register Notice for the Draft of the 2020 NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs is now available. There have been several changes in response to comments made during the previous public comment period. There are 3 draft documents to comment on: 1) NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020; 2) Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings; and 3) NIOSH Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings. There will be a 60 day public comment period and following that NIOSH will work to finalize the documents based on those comments.

    A link to the Federal Register Notice can be found here:


    To submit comments, use A link can be found here:

    Search for CDC-2020-0046. On the left hand side check the box "supplemental and related materials" to see the documents.

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    Barbara MacKenzie
    Health Scientist