Good morning all - I am looking for a little insight concerning ink pens. Currently, with our GMP's, we only allow clickable pens (no pens with caps) and nothing to be stored above the waist in uniforms. We do not even have pockets above the waist. Now, that being said, after years of this being a non-issue, we have inadvertently ended up sending a powder customer an ink pen in a box, meaning someone probably had it hanging from their shirt. There is no paperwork completed within the room - all paperwork is completed outside on the table. So, there is not necessarily a reason for someone to have a pen in the room, save they wanted to make sure they knew where it was, and instead of putting it in their pants pocket, hung it from their shirt. So, we already have a few lines of thought. 1. Move to metal-detectable solid ink pens 2. Chain them to the table (this however is not ideal due to not being easily cleanable.) 3. Have them wear them on a lanyard (again, possible falling into batch) 4. Have a small ball chain like banks used attached to a clipboard (again, cleanliness concerns). Has anyone come up with any ideas on keeping pens stationary, that are easily cleanable? Also, what type of clipboards do you use, if any? Thanks much, Lynn
Edited by Jacob Timperley, 05 March 2021 - 05:55 PM.