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close this bookGuidelines for safe disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals in and after emergencies (WCC - ECHO - ICRC - IFRC - FIP - ISWA - MSF - UNHCR - Oxfam - PSF - UNICEF - UNDP - WHO/EDM, 1999, 36 p.)
close this folder1. Introduction
close this folder1.7 Steps to be taken
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View the documentForming work teams
View the documentHealth and safety of work teams
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Health and safety of work teams

All workers should wear appropriate protective equipment including overalls and boots at all times, and gloves, masks and caps when appropriate. Masks should be worn when tablets or capsules are being crushed as part of the disposal technique (for example, inertization, see Section 2.4) and when there is a risk of powders being liberated. Particular care is required when handling antineoplastics.