An increasing number of industries are involved in working with or around chemicals and chemical products every day (i.e., pharmaceuticals, biological, food and the like). Chemical protection is fundamentally linked to other safety issues like personal protective equipment, engineering controls, workroom or laboratory procedures, electrical and fire safety, and hazardous waste disposal. Many chemicals have properties that make them hazardous. These substances can be physical and/or health hazards.
With the present trend observed in the handling of high potent medicine (like hormonal drugs, cancer drugs and other active pharmaceutical ingredients), containment issues in pharmaceutical facilities has become a rapidly essential facet. Today, more than 50% of all new chemical entities (NCEs) being classified as potent (OEL < 10 micrograms/ m3), necessitates specific consideration: it is crucial to avoid operators/ personnel exposure to the drug as well as prevent the cross-contamination of other substances processed in the same facility.
Chemical hazard reduction can be determined through safe practices employed, suitable engineering controls for chemical containment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and/or even the substitution of less harmful chemicals.
Esco Pharma proposes a selection of extremely efficient and compliant pharmaceutical solutions for contained materials handling. Esco can support and guide you in deciding the level of containment necessary in ensuring enhanced manufacturing workflow but also providing safety to product, personnel and environment in a cost-efficient manner.
Connect with us and learn more about our wide-range containment technologies and discuss your particulars. Esco Pharma has the appropriate services, equipment packages and process solutions for you.