Disposal of Liquid Waste in Pharmaceuticals Industry SOP

Standard operating procedure of Disposal of Liquid Waste in Pharmaceuticals Industry SOP is desbribe in this post.

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1. Purpose:

1.1. To ensure safe and appropriate disposal of Liquid  waste.

2. Scope:

2.1. This procedure applies to disposal of liquid wastes generated in Quality Control Lab. 
        and waste generated by processing of return goods in Pharmaceuticals industry.

3. Responsibilities:

3.1. Quality Assurance Manager
3.2. Quality Control Manager
3.3. Admin Manager
3.4. QA Officer
3.5. Store Incharge

4. Procedure:

4.1. The liquid waste generated in Quality Control & Return Goods Store is collected in designated containers placed in respective areas.
4.2. QA officer inspects the containers on all locations daily and if he finds any of them full, he arranges for the incineration through In house / waste disposal contractor. 
4.3. In Quality Control, container must be placed away from fire and heat to avoid accidental fire due to flammable liquids (Acetone, Acetonitrile, Methanol, n-Hexane, Triethy lamine, Ethylacetate, 2-Propanol, Ether Solvent … etc.)
4.4. QC Officer and lab. attendant wear protective masks and gloves when transferring hazardous, flammable and toxic chemicals into waste containers, preferably under ventilated fume hood.
4.5. QC Officer and Inventory Control Officer make a quantity wise record of all Liquids wastes on relevant document collected in the disposal liquid waste containers.
4.6. The plastic containers are weighed under the supervision of Admin Officer before submitting them for disposal through Inhouse / waste disposal contractor.
4.7. Admin Officer ensures the proper recording of total waste on relevant document transferred from factory to contractor and get disposal certificate by the contractor.

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