TITLE

Hand Washing--A Critical Aspect of Personal Hygiene in Pharma

AUTHOR(S)
Sutton, Scott
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Validation Technology;Autumn2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of hand washing in the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) of pharmaceutical companies. Increased absenteeism may result from poor hand washing technique and limited availability to adequate facilities, such as appropriately constructed water supply and soap supply, may lead to poor compliance. Water and soap should be available to those entering and leaving the manufacturing area. It is suggested that sinks be located near entrance and exit points. Another aspect of the efficacy of hand washing is the type of soap and the design of the soap dispenser.
ACCESSION #
47337024

 

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