New OHTA Pharmaceutical Module Ready to Pilot

As a collective effort among experienced pharmaceutical occupational hygienists from multinational pharmaceutical corporations, healthcare and OH standards organizations, the specialist level OHTA Pharmaceutical Module is now ready for training pilots prior to formal acceptance as part of the OHTA training scheme. The module is directed toward professional level occupational hygienists that are relatively new to the pharmaceutical industry and for those experienced hygienists looking to broaden their knowledge throughout the following module chapters within the Student Manual and the accompanying Presentation Slides:

1. Understanding the Pharmaceutical Industry

2. Pharmaceutical Products and Their Hazards

3. Processes and Technologies

4. Hazard Assessment and Communication

5. Exposure Assessment

6. Control of Exposures

7. Control Banding

8. Program Management

9. End User Handling of Hazardous Drugs

These free, readily downloadable materials are available here. We are asking for qualified Pharmaceutical Occupational Hygienists to pilot this course, if you would be interested in this pilot please contact Nancy McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM at We only request that you directly provide feedback regarding their quality after their piloting use to Nancy at so that we may continue to produce the highest quality training materials.

The full notice is available here.