Rapid Micro Biosystems has had the opportunity to speak with industry experts on a variety of topics of particular interest the QC microbiology lab. In this post, we’ll be sharing their insight and thoughts on getting buy-in for cleaning and quality control.
While most workers at any given production site or testing facility may be cursorily familiar with microbial testing, cleaning procedures and the potential for contamination, it can still be difficult for quality control (QC) and sanitation personnel to achieve buy-in from other departments. Necessary cleaning or sample collections may seem excessive, precautionary measures may seem overly cumbersome, and some workers may fail to realize just how easy it is to introduce dangerous microbes into their environments. Ultimately, a lack of buy-in can result in a variety of losses and unnecessary expenditures: contaminated products, extra out-of-specification investigations and even long stretches of production downtime.
Still, there are plenty of ways for QC departments, managers and supervisors to achieve greater buy-in and make their facilities cleaner and more efficient. The following are a few strategies that successful labs have found may lead to greater compliance with sanitation and cleaning policies.