Personal Hygiene (2)
Staff who have an illness or open lesions that are likely to present a risk to the product, should not be allowed to carry out operations that involve handling of starting materials, intermediates or finished products until the condition has cleared up. Since not all illnesses are going to be obvious, operators must be trained to recognize such risks themselves and be willing to report any illness to the area supervisor.
Direct contact between the operator and the product should be avoided wherever possible. If direct handling is unavoidable, then gloves should be worn and, if appropriate, these should be disinfected after being put on.