Getting A Clean Start to the New Year
Another year has past and 2016 lays in wait, for a new wealth of opportunity and second chances. The time has come again to get it together, to make a resolution and turn over a new leaf. The problem, however, is we often take these too far. We make vague or grandiose resolutions that find us wallowing in disappointment before the first flower of spring. Research shows that the bigger our commitments to change, the less successful our resolution. It’s better to focus on small, clear, achievable goals. Therefore, in this article we’ll be getting down to the essentials of what you’ll need to keep your cleanroom its cleanest and most effective in the coming year.
In the complicated world of cleanrooms there is much to focus on. It can be overwhelming if you don’t have a way to guide your thinking. So, we’ve concentrated on 3 areas of focus that will help you zero-in on the essentials of your cleanroom, and direct your thinking in a clearer, more productive way. If you can get these simple areas right, you’ll be on your way to your cleanest year yet.
Personnel – Protective gear and garments
What’s a cleanroom without the team that keeps it running? Whether your business produces integrated circuits, pharmaceuticals or clean lettuce, your personnel is both your biggest threat to cleanliness and its greatest ally.
When it comes to personnel, it’s most important to consider how to defend your team against bringing any contaminates into the room. Therefore, the proper garments are an important line of defense. Depending on your cleanroom there will be varying levels of protection your team will need. However, the basics are often the same: footwear, coveralls, gloves, bouffants and facemasks. At Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. the garments we sell focus on quality and effectiveness. We have the right supplies to protect your team, regardless of your cleanroom needs. When your team is properly protected, the result is a cleaner room and a more productive year ahead.
Furniture – From chairs to surgical tables
It can be easy to forget about the furniture that surrounds us. Whether it’s the chair you’ve been sitting in while reading this post or a cabinet that holds cleanroom supplies, these things can fade into the background if we’re not vigilant in our awareness. It’s important to have the right furniture for the right space. That means keeping up on the needs of your room and the latest products available.
There are many types of furniture that help cleanrooms operate more effectively and efficiently. At Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. we have dozens of pieces that enable your cleanroom to function at it’s optimal state. From the most comfortable ergonomic chairs and stools to easy-to-use mobile computer workstations, we help you equip your cleanroom with furniture that keeps things running smoothly. Keeping your most basic equipment in mind ensures you’ll never overlook any element of your cleanroom.
Safety – Cleaning the cleanroom and other precautions
As with any work place, once you have your team and equipment in place, safety is the primary concern. For a cleanroom, safety is multifaceted. Aside from keeping your team safe with the proper garments, there are a few other considerations. Depending on your cleanroom there can be many hazards, yet the biggest threat to safety comes from spills and other accidents.
No one can avoid every accident, but you can defend against them by keeping your cleanroom clean and making sure the right safety information is easily available. Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc. takes safety seriously. That’s why we carry the most environmentally friendly and effective cleaning supplies available. From our basic cleaning kits to our Core2Clean Systems, we enable you to avoid the most common contaminating incidents. But we don’t stop there. With easy to access MSDS sheets, your team will know how to protect your room from the damage of harmful chemical spills and other accidents.
With these simple focus areas in mind, you’ll be able to equip your cleanroom with the right essentials, and enable your team to have its cleanest year yet.