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What is GMP?
GMP stands for Goods Manufacturing Practice. A GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product. GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. Detailed, written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. There must be systems to provide documented proof that correct procedures are consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process every time a product is made.
What is WHMIS?
WHMIS is a short form for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. Information is provided by means of product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and worker education programs.
What are the main parts of WHMIS?
The main components of WHMIS are hazard identification and product classification, labeling, material safety data. sheets, and worker training and education.
What are the duties under WHMIS?
Workers: Workers are required to participate in the training programs and to use this information to help them work safely with hazardous materials. They may also inform employers when labels on containers have been accidentally removed or if the label is no longer readable.
What is a Hazard statement?
Each hazard class and category has an assigned "hazard statement". Hazard statements are brief, standardized sentences that tell you more about the exact hazard of the product. The statements are short but they describe the most significant hazards of the product
Examples of hazard statements are:
Extremely flammable gas. Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Fatal if inhaled. Causes eye irritation. May cause cancer. The wording of the hazard statement helps to describe the degree of the hazard. For example: "May cause cancer" is more hazardous than "Suspected of causing cancer".
What is a Precautionary statement?
Precautionary statements provide advice on how to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous product or resulting from improper storage or handling of a hazardous product. These statements can include instructions about storage, handling, first aid, personal protective equipment and emergency measures. Like the hazard statements, the wording of precautionary statements is standardized and harmonized..
There are five types of precautionary statements: General. Prevention. Response (including first aid). Storage Disposal.
Examples of precautionary statements are:
- Keep container tightly closed.
- Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
- If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
- Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.
- Protect from sunlight.
Precautionary statements will be consistent with the degree of the hazard associated with the product.
As a worker, what should I do when using a hazardous product?
Always check to see if there is a label on the product before you use it. Read, understand and follow the instructions on the label and SDS. Follow any additional education, instructions, and training as provided by your employer. Ask your supervisor if you are not sure about how to use or store it. Ask for a new label when the old one cannot be seen or read properly. Do not use a product that is not labelled or if the label is unreadable. Ask your supervisor for help (e.g., to replace the label).