These are the show notes for episode no. 17. For the details, listen to the entire podcast by clicking on the link below:
Cover what we talked about last time in episode number 16
In this episode of the Biopharma EHS podcast, Dean M. Calhoun, CIH, President and CEO of Affygility Solutions discusses the following topics:
- A review of Episode no. 16 of the Biopharma EHS podcast. In that episode, Dean M. Calhoun, and Dr. Joe Nieusma, Sr. Occupational Toxicologist with Affygility Solutions discuss Category 4 and 5 potent compounds.
- An interview with Matt Meiners, Division Manager, Laboratory Services for the Bureau Veritas, Lake Zurich, Industrial Hygiene Laboratory. In this interview, Dean and Matt discuss containment validation and surrogate monitoring. Matt provides insight into why containment validation is necessary, the advantages and disadvantages of different surrogate compounds, the sensitivity of their industrial hygiene laboratory methods for surrogate compounds, the advantages and disadvantages of the total dust versus the Institute of Occupational Medicine method of sampling.
Discuss upcoming events.
In January, Affygility Solutions has several webinars starting and you should look at our schedule at Affygility.com. These webinars have been extremely popular and we have received a lot of positive feedback on them. In addition to our very popular webinar on Advanced Topics in Potent Compound Safety, we also have a webinar on Dermal Exposure to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, and our every popular isoflurane safety webinar.
The next event that I would like to mention is the annual Society of Toxicology conference to be held on March 11th through 15th in San Francisco. If you would like more information on this conference go to the Society of Toxicology’s website at toxicology.org
Then at the end of March, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication will be having it’s Spring Meeting in Nashville, TN. We haven’t decided if we will attend this meeting or not, but in any case, these are usually very informative event and with the Global Harmonization System (GHS) due to be finalize in the United States in early 2012 I’m sure there will be great sessions. You should go to their website for more information. The URL for their website will be in the show notes.
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