Ten Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Trends for 2012 In this white paper, Dean Calhoun, CIH, President and CEO of Affygility Solutions discusses 10 environmental, health and safety trends in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industry for 2012.  These trends include: The Global Harmonization System (GHS) in the United States will become a reality. Criminal enforcement of occupational, health and safety regulations will be on the rise. The International

Cover letter – As an environmental, health and safety professional do I need one? O.k., cover this, recently I got asked “Can a cover letter make a difference in a hiring decision?”  Not sure, but depends upon the career you’re looking to either enter or re-join.  If you’re in technology, the fact of the matter is that, with the exception of entry level jobs, most jobs are found through networking.

CAS Numbers – What are they? The CAS registry is a vast collection of chemical substance information which contains more than 60 million organic and inorganic substances. The CAS number or CAS Registry Number is: 1. A unique numeric identification 2. Identifies only one substance 3. Is a link to a large amount of information on a substance. A CAS number is a unique chemical identfier that may contain up to 10

Management Commitment and Involvement – How to obtain it and sustain it for your EHS Program. In this episode of the Biopharma EHS Podcast, Dean M. Calhoun, CIH discusses Management Commitment and Involvement – How to obtain it and sustain it for your environmental, health and safety program. Review last time. Main topic: “Management Commitment – how to obtain and sustain it.” Upcoming events and happenings of importance to environmental,

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that it will continue its medication take-back program for the calendar year 2011.  The Medication Take-Back Pilot Project now offers 11 locations for the disposal of unwanted medications.  The boxes are intended for household medications, including prescription pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.  In addition, this program is prohibited from accepting narcotics, controlled substances, or medications from clinics, hospitals or nursing homes.  For

Call 206-984-3214 for our listener voicemail question and feedback line. Submit your questions regarding potent compound safety, occupational toxicology, industrial hygiene in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, containment validation, and other questions related to environmental, health, and safety in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. In this episode of BioPharma EHS, Dean M. Calhoun, CIH, President and CEO of Affygility Solutions discussed the following: A blog post “Seven Tips

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Recently, I was invited by a client to attend an online meeting to review their corporate auditting practices. While I ultimately got the information that I needed, the overall experience of the online meeting was poor. Over the past several years, Affygility Solutions has provided dozens of online webinars using the latest webinar technology available. Affygility Solutions is constantly benchmarking the quality of its webinars with those held by other

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