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Safety Standards in Pharmaceutical Compounding, Part 3: Fire Safety

Author(s):  Allen W Chris, Greeson Nicole MH, Mixon William

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2020 - Volume 24, Number 6
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Abstract:  In pharmaceutical compounding, ensuring the safety of staff in the workplace is an issue of prime importance to pharmacy owners and managers and the focus of international, federal, state, and local agencies charged with enforcing adherence to the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses. In this third article in a 3-part series on hazard communications, fire- and life-safety codes established by authorities having such jurisdiction over U.S. businesses (including compounding facilities) are discussed, safety inspections are described, required fire-safety equipment is reviewed, and an effective safety plan that includes building evacuation is presented.

Related Keywords: W. Chris Allen, MPA, Nicole M.H. Gleeson, MS, CIH, William Mixon, RPh, MS, FIACP, FACA, workplace safety, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, fire safety codes, life safety codes, fire safety regulations, fire-related injuries, smoke-related injuries, prevention, inspections, safety equipment testing, safety equipment maintenance, sprinkler systems, fire-alarm systems, fire extinguishers, fire-rated doors, fire hazards, safety hazards, electronic monitoring, fire-safety planning, worker training, employee education


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