Category: Powder Containment Hood

Read content about powder containment hoods and how the removal of fume, toxins, and particulate can be an integral part of the integrity of your powder containment practices.

Mail Processing Safety: Biohazard Control and Containment Hoods

As pathogens, particulate, viruses, and biohazards have become more common to be found in the mail, it is imperative now more than ever to ensure some safety measures and controls are in place to prevent these hazards. By the recommended guidelines of the U.S. Postal Service and OSHA, private mailroom operations that deal with any… Learn More

What is USP 800?

Is your pharmaceutical compounding facility ready for USP 800? The USP 800 is a newly implemented regulation designed to promote patient health, worker safety, and address environment concerns. USP 800 applies to all pharmacies, hospitals, patient treatment centers, patient treatment clinics, physician practice facilities, surgical centers, veterinarians, home health centers, and skilled nursing facilities that… Learn More

Carfentanil’s health and safety risks to law enforcement personnel

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid, an analog of the popular synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which… Learn More

Spark reduction goes hand in hand with good housekeeping

They may look like flashes of light, quickly here then gone, but sparks are actually bits of very hot metal. One reason we know this is the work of early researcher Robert Hooke. In this case, early means 17th century. (More info about Hooke at the end of this post.) Spark reducers can trap or… Learn More

Custom compounding hoods for veterinary pharmacy

Similar to non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding for human medication, veterinary pharmacists use their vast knowledge and technical skill to create custom medications for each of their animal patients. One popular option is encapsulated medication, where a drug in powder form is enclosed in a non-flavored, hard, gelatinous shell that is easy for animals to swallow. These… Learn More

Controlling dust generated during internal fire extinguisher maintenance

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recommends annual external maintenance checks of all portable fire extinguishers. In addition, OSHA has set internal maintenance requirements based on type of extinguisher. See below chart: Type of Extinguisher Test Interval (years) Soda acid (soldered brass shells) (until 1/1/82) (1) Soda acid (stainless steel shell) 5 Cartridge operated… Learn More

Reducing Exposure to Airborne Hormones during Compounding

Hormone therapy is commonly used to treat menopause symptoms in women. Though research into hormone therapy and its long term health effects have posed differing results over time, it is still a popular option to many who are looking to ease the symptoms of menopause. One treatment for hormone therapy is the use of pharmaceutical… Learn More

Powder Containment Hoods Compatible with Torpac® ProFiller Capsule Filling Systems

Compounding pharmacists are responsible for procuring and establishing a variety of engineering safety controls and precautionary measures to protect themselves and staff members from the hazards of working with non-sterile compounding ingredients and powders. One major occupational hazard that presents itself during these compounding procedures is the potential for drug inhalation, especially when working with… Learn More