Help shape timely, reliable technical information and best practices for the contamination control field. Become an observer or voting member of an IEST contamination control or nanotechnology WG! Learn below about the various WG scopes.

Many IEST Working Groups meet at EDUCON (formerly known as Fall Conference) and the ESTECH annual technical meeting. Observers are welcome to register for the meeting and attend the working groups.

View working group document scopes.

David Nobile, Technical Vice President

Administrator, Standards and Practices/Editorial
Jennifer Sklena, IEST

IEST Contamination Control Working Groups
WG–CC001: HEPA and ULPA Filters
WG–CC002: Unidirectional Flow Clean-Air Devices
WG–CC003: Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC004: Evaluating Wiping Materials Used in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC005: Gloves and Finger Cots Used in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC006: Testing Cleanrooms
WG–CC007: Testing ULPA Filters
WG–CC012: Considerations in Cleanroom Design
Subgroup 1: Cleanroom Design Considerations
Subgroup 2: Cleanroom Electrical Systems
WG–CC013: Calibration Procedures and Guidelines for Select Equipment used in Testing Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC014: Calibration and Characterization of Optical Airborne Particle Counters
WG–CC016: The Rate of Deposition of Nonvolatile Residue in Cleanrooms
WG–CC018: Cleanroom Housekeeping—Operating and Monitoring Procedures
WG–CC019: Qualifications for Organizations Engaged in the Testing and Certification of Cleanrooms and Clean-Air Devices
WG–CC020: Substrates and Forms for Documentation in Cleanrooms
WG–CC021: Testing HEPA and ULPA Filter Media
WG–CC022: Electrostatic Charge in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC023: Microorganisms in Cleanrooms
WG–CC024: Measuring and Reporting Vibration in Microelectronics Facilities (Now NANO 201)
WG–CC025: Evaluation of Swabs Used in Cleanrooms
WG–CC026: Cleanroom Operations
WG–CC027: Personnel in Cleanrooms
WG–CC031: Outgassing Performance Criteria for Cleanroom Materials
WG–CC032: Flexible Packaging Materials for use in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC034: HEPA and ULPA Filter Leak Tests
WG–CC035: Design Considerations for Airborne Molecular Contamination Filtration Systems in Cleanrooms
WG–CC041: Recovery from Disruption to Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC042: Liquid-borne Particle Counting
WG–CC043: Surface Molecular Contamination
WG–CC044: Vacuum Cleaners and Systems for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC045: Design Considerations for Critical Exhaust Systems
WG–CC046: Contamination Control in Controlled Environments
WG–CC047: Cleanroom Lighting
WG–CC048: Guidance for Design, Performance, and Operations of Controlled Environments per USP 797
WG–CC049: Controlled Environments for Regulated Industries
WG–CC050: USP<800> Facility Design
WG–CC051: Airborne-based Particle Measurement Methodologies
WGCC052: Understanding, Identifying and Controlling Electrostatic Charge in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC053: Robotics and Automation in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC054: Evaluating Mops Used in Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments
WG–CC055: Testing and Measurement in Surgical Areas
WG–CC101: Forum on Air Cleanliness Technology
WG–CC901: IEST-STD-CC1246: Product Cleanliness Levels and Contamination Control Program
WG–CC902: MIL-HDBK-406: Contamination Control Technology: Cleaning Materials for Precision Pre-Cleaning and Use in Cleanrooms and Clean Work Stations; MIL-HDBK-407: Contamination Control Technology: Precision Cleaning Methods and Procedures

IEST Nanotechnology Working Groups
WG–NANO-200: Overview: Planning, Design, Construction, and Operational Considerations for Facilities Engaged in Research or Production at the Nanometer Scale
WGNANO-201: Measuring and Reporting Vibrations in Advanced Technology Facilities
WGNANO-202: Testing Aerosol-Nanomaterial Containment Devices
WG–NANO-205: Nanotechnology Safety: Applying Prevention through Design Principles to Nanotechnology Facilities