BioPharma EHS Podcast – Episode #4

Occupational health and safety never takes a vacation.  In the “Winter” episode of the BioPharma EH&S Podcast, Dean Calhoun, President of Affygility Solutions, discusses the issue of over-dependence on environmental, health and safety personnel at small biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  Dean presents the challenges that this issue may create, as well as some possible solutions to this issue.

Issues that may be created include:

  • Lack of health and safety ownership by line management and supervisors
  • Absence of bench strength during emergencies or unannounced regulatory inspections.
  • Difficulty in managing change of EH&S personnel
  • Inability to comply with some regulations that require adherence to strict inspection frequencies

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Dean also, presents some upcoming events.

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About Dean Calhoun

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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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