Risk assessments for potent compound safety handling and design review are critical for laboratories, pilot plants, manufacturing plants, and packaging and labeling facilities. Selecting a qualified occupational health and safety consulting firm to conduct the risk assessment is vital. There are several top factors listed below that qualify Affygility Solutions as your occupational health and safety service partner.
Risk assessments for potent compound safety handling and design review can be done virtually! With advances in video conferencing tools, the Affygility team has experience in performing virtual risk assessments for laboratories, pilot plants, manufacturing plants, and packaging and labeling facilities. The core process of the review remains the same regardless if it’s conducted in-person or virtually, but conducting a review virtually can save time and money. The Affygility team is experienced at navigating the nuances of a virtual review.
An occupational health and safety expert from Affygility’s experienced team will conduct a virtual tour of the facility using video conferencing tools. Technical and equipment guidelines will be provided prior to the assessment. The duration of the tour can range from one hour to eight hours depending on various factors including the size, the age, and the type of facility, the existing protective equipment and engineering controls within the facility, and the different products handled.
An occupational health and safety expert from Affygility’s experienced team will review the appropriate documentation including, but not limited to:
Prior to the virtual risk assessment being scheduled, a video conference will be coordinated to determine the scope of the assessment, the products being handled, and the type of facility to be assessed.
It is also critical to have an OEL/ADE report for each molecule applicable to the assessment. If OEL/ADE reports are needed, Affygility offers a CPhI and HPAPI award-winning web-based ordering platform, OEL Fastrac, for purchasing OEL/ADE reports. The OEL Fastrac catalog contains nearly 2,000 existing reports. If a custom OEL/ADE report is needed, the certified toxicology team at Affygility can also assist.
The virtual assessment is an evaluation of the client’s current work practices, procedures, and controls related to potent compound safety practices. Also, the assessment is an identification of potential gaps in processes and does not include the development of a corrective action plan. Below is a sample list of what is not included in the review. More details can be provided during the initial meeting.
An occupational health and safety expert from Affygility’s experienced team prepares a comprehensive written report including:
For all virtual risk assessments, Affygility uses Affytrac, a proprietary web-based EHS management system for the life science industry. This tool is used throughout the process to share critical information and for generating reports.
Since 2002, Affygility has been providing potent compound safety, occupational toxicology, and industrial hygiene services to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies throughout the world. The team has decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and maintains certifications including CIH, DABT and ERT.
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