Significance of Personnel Hygiene Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Anuradha Shenvi
  • Krishnananda Kamath K Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore
  • E.V.S. Subrahmanyam
  • A R Shabaraya


Personnel hygiene is very important in the pharmaceutical industry to prevent or reduce any kind of contamination which can affect the quality of medicinal products. When it comes to delivering highest quality standards of pharmaceutical products, key hygiene factors must to be upheld. Good personnel hygiene policies and practices are the foundation for successful product safety and purity. They are the backbone of a meaningful Good manufacturing Practices (GMP). Proper personnel training and sanitation are of prime importance. Personnel engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, or holding of a drug product shall wear clean clothing appropriate for the duties they perform. All personnel should undergo medical check-up which may be a prerequisite for safe working condition. Personnel hygiene policies and procedures are to be followed by all personnel including management, visitors, production, sanitation and maintenance staff, for reducing the chance of product contamination. Personnel hygiene practices and procedures play a vital role in pharmaceutical industry in order to achieve a good quality and safe product.

Keywords: Personnel Hygiene, Good Manufacturing Practices, contamination Training, Sanitation


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Shenvi, A., K. Kamath K, E. Subrahmanyam, and A. R. Shabaraya. “Significance of Personnel Hygiene Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry”. International Journal of Drug Regulatory Affairs, Vol. 9, no. 4, Dec. 2021, pp. 1-5, doi:10.22270/ijdra.v9i4.493.