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SOP for Safety in Quality Control


Standard operating procedure of safety in Quality Control laboratory and Microbiology laboratory.

1.0  OBJECTIVE 


       To lay down a procedure for safety measures to be followed during working in Quality Control.

2.0  SCOPE 

       This SOP is applicable for safety measures to be followed during working in Quality Control. 

3.0  RESPONSIBILITY 

       Officer / Executive - Quality Control 

4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY 

       Manager - Quality Control 

5.0  PROCEDURE 

5.1  Working in Chemical Lab 

5.1.1  Following guidelines to be followed during working in the Quality Control Lab in safely manner. 
5.1.2  Put on the aprons while working in the chemical lab. 
5.1.3  While working on instruments follow the operating instruction as per standard operating procedure for the instruments. 
5.1.4  While working with acids /solvents/toxic/hazards material always use the gloves, and safety glasses and breathing masks. 
5.1.5  Ensure that all the electric connections are properly closed and there is no open or loose connection. 
5.1.6  All the instruments are properly earthed. 
5.1.7  If any spark is observed in the electrical connection, the power supply of electrical connection should be disconnected immediately and the same should be brought to the notice of QC Manager, EHS Manager & Engineering Manager. 
5.1.8  Do not use any broken glass-wares. 
5.1.9  Sharp edges materials like blade/knives are to be used with adequate precaution. 
5.1.10  Spillage of solvent/chemicals/acids on the floor should be cleaned immediately. 
5.1.11  Waste disposal should be done as per SOP. 
5.1.12  Safety shower is to be provided in quality control laboratory. 

5.2  Working in Microbiology Laboratory 

5.2.1  Put on the required dress as per SOP during working in the microbiology lab. 
5.2.2  Cultures are to be handled very carefully and all the equipment comes in contact should be properly cleaned and sterilized. 
5.2.3  Microbial waste should be disposed off after proper disinfection as per standard operating procedure of Disposal of microbial waste. 
5.2.4  In case of spillage of culture the affected area should be cleaned with disinfectant. 
5.2.5  Pressure vessels like Autoclave etc should be used with due precaution and should be inspected for any pressure leakage after fixed intervals. 

6.0  ABBREVIATIONS 

6.1  SOP - Standard Operating Procedure 
6.2  QC - Quality Control




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