Personnel Hygiene & Cleanliness

Personnel Hygiene & Cleanliness


To lay down a standard procedure for educating the employees about personnel hygiene, cleanliness, and its importance for working in a pharmaceutical company.


This SOP is applicable to educate all employees regarding personal hygiene and cleanliness while working.


Human Resource & Administration and all concerned departments shall be responsible for following the procedure written in the SOP.


Human Resource & Administration and QA Head shall be accountable for the implementation of this SOP.




Manager – Human Resource & Administration briefs the new employees about personal hygiene on the day of joining.

Explain the following points related to Personnel hygiene to the employees:

All personnel will be trained in the practices of personal hygiene. A high level of personal hygiene shall be followed by all concerned that are involved directly or indirectly in manufacturing processes. Human Resources & Administration shall be trained to wash their hands before entering production areas.

Any person reporting at any time to have an apparent illness or open lesions that may adversely affect the quality of products should not be allowed to handle starting materials, packaging materials, in-process materials, or medicines until the condition is no longer judged to be a risk.

All employees shall be trained and encouraged to report to their immediate supervisor any conditions (relating to plant, equipment, or personnel) that they consider may adversely affect the products.

Direct contact shall be avoided between the operator’s hands and starting materials, primary packaging materials, and intermediate or bulk products.

All the personnel shall wear clean body coverings appropriate to the duties they perform, including appropriate hair covering. Used clothes, if reusable, should be stored in separate closed containers until properly laundered to the protection of the product from contamination.

Smoking, eating, drinking, chewing, and keeping plants, food, drink, smoking material, and personal medicines shall not be permitted in production, laboratory, and storage areas, they might adversely influence product quality.

Personal hygiene procedures, including the wearing of protective clothing, shall be followed the all persons entering production areas, whether they are temporary or full-time employees or non-employees, e.g. contractors ‘employees, visitors, senior managers, and inspectors.

All personnel, prior to and during employment, should undergo health examinations.

Personnel involved in visual inspections should also undergo periodic eye examinations.

Procedure for Use of dress, cap, and footwear in Canteen, restroom, and in the toilet:

Remove your manufacturing or work-related dress and footwear.

Use toilet slippers for visiting toilet.

Use your street clothes and sleepers for visiting the canteen.

Immediately after using the toilets, restroom, or canteen thoroughly wash & dry your hands.

Procedure for Use of Jewelry inside premise:

Remove rings necklaces and earrings prior to entering the manufacturing or related area.

Replace jewelry after leaving the manufacturing premises.

Procedure for Treatment of injuries:

If you injure yourself – report the injury immediately to the Head of the department or designee.

In the case of open wounds, cuts or scrapes immediately stop working and seek the necessary treatment.

Restrain from the work, until you have treated the injury sufficiently and are fit for the work.


In House


SOP-Standard Operating Procedure


Quality Assurance

Quality Control



Human Resource & Administration



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