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SOP on Disposal in Tablet Department

1.0 Objective: To lay down a procedure for disposal in the tablet department.
2.0 Scope: This procedure is applicable to disposal in the production department.
3.0 Responsibility:
Officer, Executive – Production Department
Manager – Production Department

4.0 Procedure Disposal in Tablet:

4.1 All used polythene bags (used for granules, raw materials, compressed and coated tablets, etc.) are collected in the waste bin.
4.2 These polythene bags are collected by a housekeeping person and are sent to the scrap yard.
4.3 All the unused labels are to be torn into pieces and deposited in the waste bin.
4.4 These torn labels are collected by a housekeeping person and sent to scrap-yard
4.5 Collect the rejected tablets or granules generated during each stage of the process in a polythene bag.
4.6 Take it to the washing area, and put purified water so as to soak the tablet or granules, in presence of QA.
4.7 Send the soaked rejects for disposal.
4.8 The dust collected from the vacuum cleaner, de-duster, dust-collector, and all the rejects generated during in-process checks also has to be disposed of as per the above procedure.
4.9 Rejected punches, finger bags, sieves, screens, and utensils are sent to scrap through the scrap note after getting the approval from Department Head. These shall be defaced before sending to scrap.

Related SOP: Product waste; Collection and disposal

5.0 Abbreviations:
QA: Quality Assurance
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

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