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Water System Validation in Pharmaceuticals Industry 2017

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This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there. Prior microbiological education or training, though a plus, is not a requirement…

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Added by John Robinson on January 31, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Research and practice need to go hand in hand

Research and practice are two sides of a coin. Most actions result from thoroughly and well carried out research, but somehow, research has largely been confined to being just an academic activity that is carried out for satisfying the professional urges of the researchers. Translating research into practice, however, is very important, because research in itself does not mean much in the real world if what is obtained from it is not implemented. Likewise, many practical, real world products…

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Added by kate smith on January 27, 2017 at 3:46am — No Comments

Effective meetings are a means to improved performance

Effective meetings become a very critical means to improving the organization’s performance. Meetings are absolutely indispensable as a vehicle for sharing thoughts and conveying important decisions. Is there any organization that does not conduct meetings? Meetings are the most…

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Added by kate smith on January 25, 2017 at 5:10am — No Comments

Statistics for the Non-Statistician: Is it necessary?

Statistics for the non-statistician: Isn't this some kind of a contradiction in terms? Why does a non-statistician need to rake his head over statistics? Is statistics a life skill or a lifesaving one? If it is not, why is statistics for the non-statistician necessary? At first…

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Added by John Robinson on January 25, 2017 at 4:58am — No Comments

Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs to help employers create workplaces in which workers feel comfortable voicing their concerns without fear of retaliation. The recommendations are intended to apply to all…

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Added by Henry Wilter on January 24, 2017 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Top trends in management accounting

Top trends in management accounting need to be taken into account by professionals in this area of work. As a field, management accounting has evolved and come a long way in the last few decades. For this reason, professionals in this field need to be aware of the top trends in management accounting if they have to stay ahead of the curve. Disciplines or activities that constitute top trends in management accounting yesterday have become part of standard practice today. Likewise, what people…

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Added by kate smith on January 24, 2017 at 4:10am — No Comments

Management for Medical Device Industry

A look at these gigantic figures perhaps gives some perspective of the importance of document management for the medical device industry: The US total market for medical devices is valued at over $110 billion annually. It makes up nearly two fifths of the global…

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Added by John Robinson on January 23, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Documenting Employee Discussions –a very important function for HR

Documenting employee discussions is a very tricky and at times painful activity for organizations. While it is crucial for HR for a number of reasons, it is a difficult habit for the other employees to imbibe. Documenting employee discussions is important from a legal perspective,…

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Added by kate smith on January 23, 2017 at 6:08am — No Comments

Management systems should be expansive and versatile

Management systems should be expansive and versatile, as having such a system makes sense for organizations. A management system is a mechanism that helps streamline an organization’s day to day functioning without hassles. It should put the organization on the…

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Added by John Robinson on January 20, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Medical Device Regulatory and Quality professionals need to have essential knowledge to manage drug and device combination product projects

Medical Device Regulatory and Quality professionals need to have essential knowledge to manage drug and device combination product projects for a number of valid reasons. One of the main reasons is that medical device regulatory and quality professionals are often responsible for overseeing the development of combination products that include small or large drug “active pharmaceutical ingredients” to achieve the clinical therapeutic effect.…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on January 20, 2017 at 5:19am — No Comments

Conflict management is not about chopping heads

Conflict management is not about chopping heads. Chopping heads is not a wise option or decision when it comes to conflict management. Many a time, a session in which the parties in a conflict can be made to come together and sit and talk can resolve conflict. Conflict management should not…

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Added by kate smith on January 20, 2017 at 2:11am — No Comments

Sweating Slab Syndrome Safety Hazards

Sweating Slab Syndrome presents many dangers in industrial facilities and other buildings that have concrete floors. 

Sweating Slab Syndrome is characterized by the regular formation of condensation on a concrete floor. Not only can this lead to slips and falls, but can also lead to mold growth and many other dangers.

Go Fan Yourself has created an infographic that highlights the dangers of Sweating Slab Syndrome and provides some tips for alleviating Sweating Slab…

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Added by Nikki Heinkel on January 19, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Working at height is one of the UK's leading causes of workplace fatalities & injuries. These pointers will reduce risks & make working at height safer.

Working at height is the leading cause of workplace fatalities & injuries in the UK. In 2013/14, the Health and Safety Executive published statistics which showed that working at height was responsible for more workplace fatalities than any other…

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Added by Alex on January 19, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

A lot of diligence has to go into writing investigative reports

 

When writing investigative reports in an organization, the person in charge has to show utmost diligence. A properly researched, well-articulated investigative report has the power of ridding the organization of a bad employee. On the other hand, if due diligence has not gone into…

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Added by kate smith on January 19, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

Alternatives to AQL sampling plans do exist

Alternatives to AQL sampling plans do exist, but companies need to be aware of them and explore them. Acceptance Quality Limit, or AQL, is applied as a benchmark in most manufacturing organizations to inspect the quality of products they purchase. It is only when the product meets AQL that the receipt is acknowledged and the payment made.

So, what is AQL?

What is AQL? In simple terms, AQL, which expands to Acceptance Quality Limit, is what…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on January 19, 2017 at 5:06am — No Comments

Simulations are a powerful hiring technique

Simulations are a powerful hiring technique for a number of important reasons. Selection of personnel –the right one of course –is a very difficult task for even the most experienced HR professional. When a candidate answers all questions relating to the job…

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Added by kate smith on January 18, 2017 at 5:05am — No Comments

FDA Regulation of Combination Products is important to understand

FDA regulation of combination products is a very important aspect to keep in mind for pharmaceutical manufacturers. This is because of the complex nature of combination products. The definition for combination products is set out in 21 CFR 3.2 (e). Combination products assume importance in the industry because they combine two more drugs from different categories. This is what makes them unique. If a product is made out of two or more drugs from the same category, it does…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on January 18, 2017 at 5:02am — No Comments

Post market surveillance needs to be robust to avoid penal regulatory action

Post market surveillance (PMS) is a very important activity for manufacturers of medical devices. It needs utmost care in handling, because the FDA considers post market surveillance as one of its primary means for protecting public health.

Post market surveillance is, in simple terms, the monitoring of the performance and…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on January 17, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

HIPAA survival needs intimate knowledge of the nuances of the law

HIPAA survival is one of the great challenges for a healthcare entity. HIPAA audits are complex, and they need understanding of the jargon and the semantics of the words mentioned in the document to survive. Both the Covered Entity and the Business Associate need…

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Added by John Robinson on January 17, 2017 at 4:32am — No Comments

Stay interviews as an employee engagement and retention tool

Stay interviews are not done at the time of recruitment, nor are they exit interviews. A stay interview is done while the employee is working in the organization and has not quit, but shows signs of doing so. This is the defining feature of stay interviews.

As opposed to job interviews and exit interviews; stay interviews are interviews done by organizations to evaluate the level of satisfaction an employee is facing at work in the organization while she is still working…

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Added by kate smith on January 17, 2017 at 3:50am — No Comments

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Which universities are pushing the boundaries in life sciences?

If you had to name the branch of university research that has the most tangible impact on mankind’s day-to-day activities, it is likely that the life sciences would be near the top of the list: not many days go by without the announcement of a new drug or gene discovery that has the potential to change lives or tackle disease.Much of the best research in these fields takes place in the ultra-elite universities that excel in subjects across the board.…See More
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Understanding and applying ICH Q3A and Q3B

The ICH Q3A and Q3B are guidances on dealing with impurities in new drug products. These documents have been issued by the FDA and are updates of earlier versions on the same topic that were prepared by the ICH, which this FDA guideline complements. This is why the documents get their name. The FDA keeps revising these documents from time to time. After every revision, the latest version carries the added taxonomy of “R” to denote that the guidance is a revised…See More
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Table combining and concatenationConcatenate appends the rows of one table to another. Concatenate never merges any rows. The number of rows in a concatenated table is always the sum of the rows of…Continue

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SQL Server Windows Management Instrumentation Tasks

Hello,SSIS includes two special tasks that enable you to query system information and monitor system events: the WMI Data Reader Task and the WMI Event Watcher Task. These tasks are especially useful…Continue

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