Pharmaceutical Industrial Hygiene
In the UK, the pharmaceutical industry still falls under the same set of regulations as any other hazardous substances, COSHH. Though these are often supplemented with methods such as the British Standard BS EN689, or the ISPE good practice guide (APCPPE formerly SMEPAC).
Trends in pharmaceutical product development is leading to drugs that are more potent than ever before. With potential occupational exposure to these materials requiring higher levels of control, even in highly potent facilities, the term ‘Zero Exposure’ does not exist, which is why testing these control approaches is vital.
Exposure assessment is an effective way to do this as it can aid in both the detection and quantification of airborne and surface levels.
What will you get from an occupational hygiene exposure assessment?
· Personalised sampling strategy
· Personal and area monitoring
· Identification of representative and worst-case exposures
· Comparison of results to OELs and control approached
· Recommendations on improvements
Our team can work with you to develop a strategy to give you the most effective exposure assessment, containment performance test or benchmarking assessment to suit your needs.
Our team of industrial hygienists carry out work in a diverse range of locations from laboratories and pilot plant through to large scale and scale-up, providing tailored services for the commissioning of containment systems and equipment.
A surrogate material is usually a low toxicity material that can replace an API for the purpose of evaluating containment devices in cases when the use of the API in question is not advisable, e.g., when its potency creates an unacceptable risk for such activity, or when an analytical method is unavailable for the API in question.
Containment Performance Assessments of Existing Equipment (Field Testing)
We carry out a range of testing to ensure that your current processes or equipment pieces are capable of meeting their containment performance targets providing you with a way to evaluate the effectiveness of your equipment and processing operations.
Commissioning, SAT and APCPPE (SMEPAC)
With experience of testing to sub-ng.m-3 levels, we have worked with some of the largest and most rapidly expanding pharmaceutical companies in the UK testing containment systems we are able to tailor a regime to suit your needs.
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Get in touch
The first stage is to, either give us a call on 0191 378 2164 or fill out the contact us form and we’ll get back in touch to discuss your requirements.
We will then arrange a visit to your site, or if we have sufficient information, we’ll put a clear proposal together for you, with no hidden costs.
All being well our competent consultants will then visit site to undertake the work and produce a comprehensive report, reviewing your control measures with concise recommendations.
We operate throughout the UK and Worldwide.