lab compliance

About The Course:

GLP requires many types of documents. The seminar covers both the general issues and many specifics that laboratories can receive a non-compliance on. These range from data recording to validation issues to training records to archiving of documents.

An auditor can find numerous common errors and many, many others that are specific to a particular laboratory. This seminar will go through many of the compliance areas and point out some of both of these types. For those implementing GLP or striving to maintain certification, this course should point out many areas to examine that would lessen an unsatisfactory audit.

Most of the focus on a laboratory’s compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or with the analogous ISO 17025 is on items such as the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), training, quality assurance testing, and the statistical assessment of performance and compliance. These, however, are not all that an auditor may delve into. These might the bulk of an audit, yet a laboratory may still fail an audit while doing well on all of these areas. Since laboratories focus on these, other areas might be ignored – the more mundane and simple areas, such as recordkeeping and archiving, basic laboratory operations, and safety. 

Seminar Objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants should:

  • Know the variety of common documentation within a compliant laboratory.
  • Understand the requirements for entering information into logbooks and also to know some of the ways that are not compliant.
  • Understand the importance of logbooks for: chemicals, instruments, calibration, maintenance and repair, calibrations, training and competence. Know the information suitable in each type.
  • Understand the requirements for recordkeeping and archiving.

Who Should Attend:

  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Quality Control Departments
  • Research and Development Departments
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Quality Officers
  • Scientists
  • Internal Auditors
  • Regulatory Compliance Departments

Day 1

9:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Lecture 1:
- Recordkeeping and Archiving – Who, what, when, where, why, and how these are performed – an Overview.

Lecture 2:
- Who is responsible – what are the roles?

Lecture 3:
- What things must be recorded and archived?
- Why is this important? The Role of Records and Documents in Compliance and Operations

Lecture 4:
- Where are specific things recorded and archived?
- The How to keep records, the Logging System, Offsite versus Onsite Archiving.

Day 2

9:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Lecture 5:
- Basic laboratory operations - Facilities maintenance records
- Sample entrance and records, Sample handling and storage, Chain of custody

Lecture 6:
- Sample preparation records
- Weighing, volumetric glassware, labeling
- Sample solution handling and records

Lecture 7:
- Stability testing! Logbooks for preparation of standards, reagents, and buffers.
- Instrument repair and maintenance logbooks, calibration logbooks

Lecture 8:
- Prevention through the Use of Control Charts, Nelson's Rules as a Statistical Basic for such Monitoring
- Troubleshooting and Prevention Efforts
- Safety as a Compliance Issue

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