Advanced Potent Compounds series

Advanced Potent Compound Safety series

This five-part series of live instructor-led, web-based modules is intended for environmental, health and safety professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Upon completion of the 5 modules, each participant will be able to:

  • Describe the basic definition of a "potent compound."
  • Describe at least 3 examples where occupational exposure to active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) has caused unintended adverse health effects to employees.
  • Describe the basic elements of a potent compound safety program.
  • Understand basic and advance toxicology as it relates to exposure to APIs.
  • Be able to perform basic risk assessments for APIs.
  • Understand basic industrial hygiene monitoring strategies as they relate to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry; and
  • Describe various engineering, administrative, and PPE controls used within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
CM points

The Advanced Potent Compound Safety series qualifies for Certification Maintenance points for Certified Industrial Hygienists. Completion of all 5 modules will award 1.67 CM points.

Cost for this session is $349 USD per module.

Module 1: Intro to Potent Compound Safety

Level:
Intermediate
Next session:
TBD

Intro to Potent Compound Safety is designed to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the key definitions, and terminology used in the remaining modules. In addition, this module provides an overview of the design elements for an effective potent compound safety program and numerous case studies where occupational exposures to active pharmaceutical ingredients have occurred. Participants will be involved in their learning experience through interactive, instructional exercises. Combined with technical information, these activities provide opportunities to apply newly learned concepts to a variety of industry relevant scenarios.

Module 2: Toxicology 101

Level:
Intermediate
Next session:
TBD

In Toxicology 101, the participants will be introduced to key concepts in occupational toxicology including the definition of toxicology and the various toxicology disciplines, the history of toxicology, routes of exposure, dose-response concepts, biological responses of various organs, skin absorption, major factors that influence toxicity, and concepts in adsorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.

Module 3: Industrial Hygiene

Level:
Intermediate
Next session:
TBD

In Industrial Hygiene, the participants will learn various industrial hygiene concepts as they relate to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. The concepts include: advantages/disadvantages of using total dust vs. compound specific methods, method development for active pharmaceutical ingredients, collection of personal and area samples, task-based sampling vs. 8-hour TWA sampling, wipe sampling for surface contaminants, and statistical analysis of monitoring data.

Module 4: Advanced Toxicology

Level:
Advanced
Next session:
10/23/2014

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In Advanced Toxicology, the participants will learn advanced toxicology concepts such as genotoxicology, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicology, and immunotoxicology. In addition, determining occupational exposure limits for active pharmaceutical ingredients will be presented.

Module 5: Banding and Control Strategies

Level:
Advanced
Next session:
10/30/2014

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Banding and Control Strategies is the fifth and final module in a 5-module series. In this module, the participants will learn basic control banding concepts, and the use of engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment to control occupational exposure to active pharmaceutical ingredients. Presentation and discussion points on local exhaust ventilation, general room ventilation, powders weighing hoods, segregation areas, medical surveillance, operating procedures, the use of respiratory protection and much more will be provided.