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Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations: A Guide for Compounding Pharmacists

Author(s):  Mixon Bill, Nain John

Issue:  May/Jun 2013 - Volume 17, Number 3
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Abstract:  In the compounding pharmacy, compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations is essential to protect employees and customers from exposure to hazardous substances and a dangerous environment, to avert heavy fines and penalties levied for noncompliance, and to fulfill the moral obligation of pharmacists to do no harm. Without adequate vigilance, compounders are vulnerable to lapses in adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements, the results of which can be dire in a climate of increased scrutiny about the safety and integrity of pharmaceutical compounding. Proactively addressing necessary compliance with essential safety regulations can only benefit compounders and their staff and clients, and guidance from an expert in Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements can be a key factor in accomplishing that goal.

Related Keywords: Bill Mixon, RPh, John Nain, MS, CSP, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA standards, employee health, worker protection, workplace safety, hazardous chemicals, regulatory violations, certified safety professional, chemical hygiene, respiratory protection, compliance plans, chemical labeling, fire protection, emergency action plan, loss prevention audit checklist, risk management, environmental contamination, staff training


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