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Sampling Powdered Solids Using a Scoop



Personnel           Task
Helper
  • 1a.  Lays out sampling kit
  • 1b.  Hands sample jar to collector
  • 1c.  If in sterile package, opens package to expose scoop
  • 1d.  Extends package or hands scoop to collector
Collector
  • 2a.  Loosens cap on jar
  • 2b.  Removes scoop from packaging
  • 2c.  Collects approximately 1 tablespoon of powder.
  • 2d.  Places approximately 1 tablespoon of sample into sample jar.
  • 2e.  Moves to sample decon area with jar
Helper
  • 3a.  Sprays jar with disinfectant
Collector
  • 4a.  Checks to ensure jar is completed wetted
  • 4b.  Dries sample jar with clean paper towel
Helper
  • 5a.  Opens clear zip bag to be used as secondary containment
Collector
  • 6a.  Places sample container into clear zip bag
Helper
  • 7a.  Closes clear zip bag
  • 7b.  Fills out sample information label
  • 7c.  Places completed label on clear zip bag
  • 7d.  Places security seal on clear zip bag
  • 7e.  Transports sample through final decon

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