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Dust Collectors for the Pharmaceutical Industry – Safer Work Conditions

As you know, the Pharmaceutical Industry is one of the most highly regulated manufacturing businesses. Therefore, processes that require dust collectors include tablet coating and tablet presses, fluid-bed drying, spray drying, blending, granulation, and general room ventilation. Additionally, facilities must be pristine and sterile to safely deliver life-saving medications to the world.  In order to be in compliance with regulations and expectations, your manufacturing practices must include the effective management of airborne dust.  Cross-contamination in the facility must prevented at all costs, because the purity of the products is critical for safety.  Dust can carry active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) throughout a facility.  As a result, collecting API dust before it reaches other manufacturing lines is critical.

Industrial dust collectors are vital to collect contaminants in the air.  It is mandatory for the pharmaceutical industry to provide a hygienic and safe working environment. Fine dusts that are created during manufacturing also pose the greatest risk to the worker’s health. The lungs can retain molecules of harmful materials that cause cancer.  For example, drugs that might travel in pharmaceutical dust include anesthetics, hormones, anti-viral drugs and more. Exposure to some APIs can result in skin rashes, birth defects, organ toxicity, fertility problems, allergic reactions or worse. Personal exposure to APIs is a major concern for the industry therefore safe and modern filtration is required.  Additionally, containment solutions to ensure the dust doesn’t escape during machine maintenance cannot be overlooked.  Compliance with OSHA and ADA statutes and policies is of utmost importance.