Implementing a Risk-Based Cleaning and Disinfection Program - Webinar Recording/Transcript

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Implementing a Risk-Based Cleaning and Disinfection Program: Best Practices for Regulatory, Compliance and Quality Professionals

Unless you are completely up to date with relevant cleaning and disinfection industry guidance documents, regulations and auditor findings… your current program may be in trouble.

Good news: expert, author and teacher, Jim Polarine, will share the latest information you need to ensure your cleaning and disinfection program is at its absolute best. He will provide critical insights into recent industry trends in disinfectant rotation, cleaning methods and frequencies and residue removal. Mr. Polarine will also clarify processes through a specially chosen case study, examining CAPA investigations with fungal and bacterial spores in cleanroom operations.

Presentation Takeaways:

  • Industry best practices in cleaning and disinfection, based on Annex I (Draft 2019) and sections of PDA Technical Report No. 70, which Mr. Polarine co-authored
  • Industry best practices in disinfectant rotation
  • Industry best practices in rinsing and residues
  • Industry frequencies in the cleaning and disinfection
  • Industry guidance documents and regulations related to cleaning and disinfection, including compliance tips from recent warning letters and 483s

Learn how to significantly advance your cleaning and disinfection program with this can’t-miss presentation. Avoid mistakes, complications and problematic investigations.

  • QA and QC Managers
  • Disinfectant Validation Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Cleanroom Managers
  • Personnel and contractors who clean and disinfect cleanrooms
  • EH&S Managers
  • Regulatory Compliance Managers & Environmental Monitoring Managers

Jim Polarine, an 18-year veteran of STERIS Corporation, is currently a senior technical service manager with the company. His current technical focus is microbial control in cleanrooms and other critical environments. Mr. Polarine, an active co-chair on PDA’s Microbial Investigations Task Force, is a recipient of PDA’s 2019 Michael S. Korczynski Award. He has lectured throughout the world on issues related to cleaning and disinfection in cleanrooms. In addition, Mr. Polarine has published several PDA book chapters and articles related to cleaning, disinfection and contamination control. He was a co-author of PDA’s Technical Report #70, “Fundamentals of Cleaning and Disinfection Programs for Aseptic Manufacturing Facilities.” Mr. Polarine teaches the cleaning and disinfection module of PDA’s Aseptic Processing training course and the University of Tennessee’s Parenteral Medications course. He is currently President-Elect of the PDA Missouri Valley chapter and Technical Coordinator for the IEST.