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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

Hello!

 

Is there such aS PEN POLICY?

 

thankz :-)

 

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

Hi,

 

As I do not know anything about what area I am assuming you are referring to the food production area. In this case there is such thing as a pen policy. For example in my own operation I do not permit any pens other than all in one piece, metal detectable pens. This is then monitored daily. I hope this is of help.

 

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:53 PM

Thankz a lot...

our company is processing dry products such as biscuit, cakes, snackfoods, chocolates, cream paste and wafer stick.

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:37 AM

Yes the policy is simple as mentioned already and a little added:

1. Single piece
2. Not made of brittle plastic
3. Metal detectable
4. Should work well :smile:
5. Issued by the company
6. Nobody allowed to bring their own pen
7. Include in training
8. Check during audit
9. Daily monitored by supervisors

Can anyone think of anything else to pad it out to 10? :lol:

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

Also in the GMP side, only pens preferably, blue or black should be used when completing documents/forms, no pencils, no white-out, or total obliteration of mistakes.  As for keeping a pen on the person, our policy is nothing above the waist such as pens or cell phones in the production area, (best it no breast pockets or buttons on clothing above the waist). Hope that helps. 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:20 AM

We just require all who enter the production area log in and out all loose items, pens included.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

Yes the policy is simple as mentioned already and a little added:

1. Single piece
2. Not made of brittle plastic
3. Metal detectable
4. Should work well :smile:
5. Issued by the company
6. Nobody allowed to bring their own pen
7. Include in training
8. Check during audit
9. Daily monitored by supervisors

Can anyone think of anything else to pad it out to 10? :lol:

Regards,
Simon

 

Clean/Cleaned?

Hygienic?



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

Never considered cleaned.
But you are quite right.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

Another thing to keep in mind is the habit that some people have of chewing on the end of their pen........I have witnessed this on many occassions and I include it as a specific point on my GMP training.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:15 AM

Can anyone suggest a brand of pen with the following specifications? :)



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

Can anyone suggest a brand of pen with the following specifications? :)

I'm not sure of the brand off hand, but R.S Quality Products has a good assortment of pens that meet the specifications.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:27 AM



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:41 PM

Can anyone suggest a brand of pen with the following specifications? :)

 

It's amazing how you got recommendations without a specification.

 

Were you going to specify some required attributes for your pen?


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

Sorry you meant the specification I specified earlier in the thread.

 

Ignore me, carry on. :whistle:

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:30 AM

Can anyone suggest a brand of pen with the following specifications? :)

 

I don't do this very often but can recommend these pens and this supplier:

 

Detectapen® Range

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

All of these criteria sure make it a challenge for contractors.  Not only do they have a dress code for visiting their customer's sites (in theory, a second set of clothes that they bring with them for each stop that are hygienically clean) but also have to worry about whether the pen will work in their circumstances!  I'm thinking specifically of the pest control staff.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

hello everyone :)

 

Who's company implementing a "NO POCKET and BUTTON" on PPEs for plant workers inside processing and storage areas?

If your company is implementing this policy, how did you control the ball pens used by the authorized personnel inside the processing and storage area since PPEs has "NO POCKET" where they placed the ball pens for use in monitoring?

 

In our company, controlling is by attaching it to the clipboard or a podium would be provided.but still it undergo further study pa.

So i would like to ask some of your ideas to share so that we could somehow apply it to our company.

Hoping that you would share your ideas.

Thank you!

 

Christine, QA



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

Has anyone found a one piece metal detectable pen that writes well in a "dusty" environment? We recently purchased a few of these but they do not write well on our forms:

http://nelsonjameson...ent-p17362.html



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:19 PM

Cold environments can be a challenge as well...even when you buy a pressurized pen. 


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