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 powder ingredients.
Torpac, Inc® ― a manufacturer of custom capsules, soluble containers and capsule filling systems for compounding pharmacies ― offers a full line of compact, benchtop capsule fillers. Models include: ProFill 100, ProFill OE, ProFiller 3600, ProFiller 3700 and ProFiller 3800 (These models have replaced the ProFill 3006, 3007, 3008 and 324).
Sentry Air Systems, Inc. offers Portable Powder Containment Hoods as a respiratory engineering safety control that comfortably houses these benchtop capsule filling machines while allowing ample room for operator and machine movement.
These quiet, energy-efficient ductless powder containment hoods are equipped with powerful fans and HEPA filtration (up to 99.97% efficient on particles 0.3 microns and larger), which allows them to meet several state pharmacy board regulations* for engineering safety controls in pharmacies.
*For specific regulations in your state always consult the pharmacy board to ensure suitability.
For more information on a Sentry Air Systems Portable Powder Containment Hood or a Torpac® capsule filling system, give us a call at 1.800.799.4609, email us at email@example.com or fill out this simple online form to have a Sentry Air Systems Application Specialist contact you to discuss your process.