SOP on Disposal of Left Over Sample

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this SOP is to lay down a procedure for Disposal of Left Over Test Samples.

SCOPE:

This SOP is applicable to dispose the Left Over Sample Test Samples of Raw materials, In process and Finished products after carrying out complete analysis so as to avoid contamination with other samples in Quality Control Department at manufacturing facility of Pharmaceutical Industry.

RESPONSIBILITY:

Analyst / Section Head or his designee shall be responsible for follow the SOP.

The Head of Quality Department or his designee shall be responsible and implementation of the SOP.

PROCEDURE:

The Left Over test samples shall be disposed after analysis and relevant documentation is completed:

Solids (Raw Materials, In process):

Pool all the samples in a waste collection bin.

Add sufficient tap water to form slurry of the contents.

Dispose the slurry in waste disposal area (ETP).

Liquids (Raw Materials, In process & Finished):

Open the container / bottle and pour the contents in a tub containing sufficient water.  Drain the diluted solution in drainage.

Deface the label of containers / bottles and dispose the same in scrap area. Any secondary packing material shall be torn off to fine pieces and dispose in scrap area.

Tablets / Capsules / Powders:

Defoil & collect the tablets / capsules / powders from primary pack in waste collection bin containing sufficient water to form slurry. Dispose the same in waste disposal area (ETP).

The printed packing material of primary as well as secondary pack shall be torn off to fine pieces or defaced and disposed in scrap area.

TRAINING:

As per SOP on Employee Training

  DISTRIBUTION:

As per SOP ON SOP

ANNEXURE:

Nil

REFERENCES(S):

           Nil

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