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This seminar will address the issue of healthcare workers' exposure to antineoplastic (hazardous) drugs. It will provide an overview of the associated health effects due to occupational exposure, summarize the literature with respect to exposure assessment studies, and outline some of challenges in controlling occupational exposure to these agents. This is an issue of concern as antineoplastic drugs are inherently dangerous, and in some cases, known carcinogens. As cancer rates are steadily increasing, the use of these drugs will continue and therefore, measures to reduce occupational exposure are urgently required.
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Presenter: Dr. Chun-Yip Hon
Dr. Chun-Yip Hon is an Associate Professor with the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University. He received his PhD in occupational and environmental hygiene from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Dr. Hon is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) as well as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with nearly 20 years of experience as an occupational hygienist. His research interests are occupational exposure assessments, risk assessment methods, and evaluation of intervention measures to prevent occupational exposure.
The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (email@example.com).
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