General Cleanroom Tips
It is crucial to know what class of cleanroom you will be entering and working in. Follow instructions from an experienced cleanroom professional for guidance.
- Physical contaminates, such as; skin cells, dandruff, fibers off of clothing and loose hair are just a few that can cause serious problems in a cleanroom.
- Humans are generally the single, largest source of contamination in a cleanroom.
- It’s recommended that you shower the days you go into a cleanroom.
- Do not wear any hair spray, perfumes, cosmetics or colognes when working in or entering a cleanroom.
- Wear appropriate clothing under your cleanroom suits: no shorts or skirts. Open toe and high heels shoes should not be worn. Stay away from sweaters and any heavy fiber based clothing that could cause static electricity.
- Do not have any food, candy or gum in your mouth while working in or entering a cleanroom.
- Change or clean your shoes before entering the cleanroom. Use a shoe cleaner or step on the tacky mats several times, before you put on your shoe covers.
- Put your cleanroom gear on in the correct order. Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Start with the top, your head, and work your way down to bottom.
- Cleanroom garments can vary depending on the classification of the cleanroom you are entering, make sure you protect yourself and your environment by dressing in the appropriate garments.
- For extra precaution, pass through an air shower if available.
- Keep your cleanroom apparel on at all times when inside of the cleanroom.
- Replace cleanroom attire when it becomes soiled. Use fresh gloves, hair bouffants, and shoe covers every time you enter a cleanroom.