Workplace Safety Articles for the Pharmaceutical Industry


EHS professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries who are always looking for suggestions on workplace safety articles and topics to provide to their supervisors and managers, here are a few suggestions:

  • Review the top ten OSHA violations in the industry
  • Discuss the top Category 4 and 5 potent compounds in your facility (if you handle them) and you may want a qualified person with experience in occupational toxicology to come in and discuss those compounds with the employees. You will need someone that can communicate at a level that is easily understood by manufacturing personnel
  • Engineering controls, particularly snorkels and capture distance
  • Transfer of powders
  • Proper usage of respiratory protection, including donning, doffing, and protection factors
  • Decontamination and cleaning procedures

You may also want to review any other compliance management systems that have been instituted at your facility. If you have any other questions, please contact us at Affygility Solutions.


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Dean is the President and CEO of Affygility Solutions. Affygility Solutions provides environmental, health and safety software, potent compound safety, industrial hygiene, containment validation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industry. "Dean's Google+ Profile"

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