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.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor         Next date and location 


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

Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Jan Eudy

Jan E. Eudy is a cleanroom/contamination control consultant with over 25 years of industry experience. Jan is a technical resource for cleanroom, food and healthcare reusable garments and consumable products. From 1994 – 2014, Jan implemented and maintained the ISO 9001 based quality management system and ISO registration at all Cintas cleanroom locations and supported validation and sterile services. From 2006 – 2013, Jan implemented and maintained the HACCP risk management program at Cintas industrial laundries. She is a Fellow and President Emeritus of the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology.


Next date and location

March 8, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time

Registration information

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