USP 800 Introduction

The USP 800 chapter was created to protect all healthcare personnel who handle or administer Hazardous Drugs (HD) and those that handle trace contaminated HD waste and soiled linens.

Below is a list of potentially affected personnel, and a brief USP 800 Introduction of the sections that could impact your organization. For more details please feel free to contact us with questions or you can find the full chapter on the USP website.

Personnel who may potentially be exposed to HDs include, but are not limited to:

How we can help?

Reviewing all of the USP 800 requirements makes implementation seem like an intimating task. Let us be your resource to help ease the burden. Use our USP 800 implementation checklist to get your organization started. With implementation consulting, we can compare your formulary (inventory) to the NIOSH Hazardous Drug List and help you identify HDs within your organization.

TEMPLATES

Among others, use our Drug Risk Assessment and Handling HDs training

EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION

Our platform allows employers to easily disseminate policies, SDSs, and training

SDS DATABASE

Use our database to create department specific SDS folders

USP 800 Main Sections

SECTION 1
Introduction and Scope

SECTION 2
List of Hazardous Drugs

SECTION 3
Types of Exposure

SECTION 4
Responsibilities of Personnel Handling HDs

SECTION 5
Facilities and Engineering Controls

SECTION 6
Environmental Quality and Control

SECTION 7
Personal Protective Equipment

SECTION 8
Hazard Communication Program

SECTION 9
Personnel Training

SECTION 10
Receiving

SECTION 11
Labeling, Packaging, Transport, and Disposal

SECTION 12
Dispensing Final Dosage Forms

SECTION 13
Compounding

SECTION 14
Administering

SECTION 15
Deactivating, Decontaminating, Cleaning, Disinfecting

SECTION 16
Spill Control

SECTION 17
Documentation and Standard Operating Procedures

SECTION 18
Medical Surveillance

Unsure about some of the terminology associated with USP 800 implementation? See our list of Acronyms