Hello my international friends!
It's a "shout out" from Dallas Texas over here in the US where we are going through an "Arctic Blast" of the century........at least according to the media.
I have a question and need your help.
I am in the process of creating a Policy to help demonstrate document control in a Distribution Warehouse.
I have read most of the threads in the forums on this topic and maybe I missed this info but I will ask anyway;
What information must be communicated in such a policy to ensure Document Control?
I was thinking a breakdown would provide the following;
1. Distinction between different documents (ie. Records vs Documents)
2. How these items get validated prior to issue or use and who has the ability to do such
3. Retention time frames.
I was thinking something like this combined with a master document register that only myself (GMP Coordinator ) would have access too would be sufficient.
The only standard we must meet are local, FTC, FDA
Is there more to this and I am missing it? Previous threads noted the need to actually control the printing of documents to specific people, is this really necessary? In my experience, a document that has been locked for viewing only, can simply be copied into another folder where the copy can in fact be altered so it seems like a superficial control at best.
Another thread mentioned a need to actually control how many copies are currently printed out. Almost like as astringent controls on the copies as you would see on "Label Control" procedures for BRC. That seems way over the top to me, since employees here could simply run it off the copy machine rather than come talk to me about needing more copies. Any and all feedback/thoughts on this subject will be appreciated.
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