cleanroom operations


Beyond Cleanroom Basics: Fundamental Information for Cleanroom Operations


Cleanrooms are high-technology environments that require specific controls to be in place for cleanroom operations, operator behavior, cleanroom housekeeping as well as the equipment design and material selection. Training on cleanroom behavior, operations, as well as contamination prevention is extremely important in overall cleanroom operations. Too often cleanrooms are compromised by activity that initiates OUTSIDE of the cleanroom. The lack of understanding of the fundamentals related to cleanroom contamination control has led to the following: Management making changes to overall cleanroom operations without understanding the possible impact on cleanroom contamination levels, Purchasing changing suppliers without consideration of contamination control within the cleanroom, Engineering making design decisions without understanding the impact on cleanroom contamination, and Cleanroom equipment suppliers unaware of the basics related to contamination control.

This course will expand upon cleanroom basics, providing the audience information related to overall cleanroom operations with case studies from a wide variety of industries with various contamination concerns.

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Course outline
  • Introduction to cleanrooms and contamination control concerns for a wide variety of cleanrooms
    • Various examples of cleanrooms from various industries
    • Case studies and horror studies of how contamination has affected each industry, including how the misunderstanding of cleanroom fundamentals have led to major contamination issues
  • Cleanroom Standards, Recommended Practices
    • ISO Cleanroom Standards in brief
    • Recommended Practices
  • Principals of cleanroom contamination control explained
    • Why various contamination control instruments are used.
      • Gowning principles
      • Entrance and exit principals (operators, operator-borne equipment and tools, larger equipment)
      • Garments
      • Gloves
      • Shoe-wear and foot-borne contamination
      • Housekeeping considerations
      • ESD-control tools in cleanrooms
    • Introduction of fundamental tools required to maintain and monitor a cleanroom
  • Question and answer discussion
Who should attend?
  • Cleanroom operators
  • Cleanroom managers
  • Quality control
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Equipment & material suppliers

Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs

Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs

Instructor

Morgan Polen


Next date and location

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