Need for cleanroom basics rises
Demand for information on the basics of contamination control is high now. “The demand for trainers [for personnel protocol and behavior in cleanrooms] is incessant,” according to Caris L. Thompson, president of Envirosafe Technical Cleaning Inc. (Chandler, AZ). Thompson was an exhibitor at the 44th Annual Technical Meeting and Exposition of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology held recently in Phoenix.
IEST president John Goodman notes “a lot of interest in the fundamentals programs” at this year`s conference, which he observes is partially people from industries with an emerging need for controlled environments but also people who are opting for careers in contamination control technology. “Our fundamentals tutorials had roughly two and a half times the attendance from when we started them three years ago,” Goodman says. “It`s difficult to find the training out there.”
Total paid technical registration for the conference exceeded 1,200, according to Goodman, “an all-time record.” Figures are usually in the 350 to 400 range. — GDM