IEST publishes new RP, seeks comment on 11 proposals

AUG. 22–ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.–IEST, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, is evaluating the need for recommended practices on new topics developed by the Contamination Control Division during ESTECH 2003, IEST’s recent annual technical meeting and exposition.

As part of its research, IEST is inviting comments on the following topics:

–Methods for determining molecular and particulate deposition in cleanrooms;
–Cleanroom lighting fixtures;
–Cleanroom vacuum cleaning systems;
–Printing on cleanroom paper substrates;
–Methods for cleaning cleanroom and equipment surfaces;
–Garment systems for safety applications in cleanrooms (e.g., chemical, biohazard);
–Recommended actions following unplanned disruption of cleanroom operations (e.g., from earthquake, tornado, hurricane, power outage);
–Considerations regarding materials of construction used in cleanrooms;
–Cleanroom facility maintenance (e.g., filter replacement, lamp replacement, piping and flooring repairs and renovation, hole drilling);
–Fan filter units used in cleanrooms;
–Ability of cleanroom wiping products to clean.

Those who wish to comment on the need for a Recommended Practice on a particular topic, to provide information on resources about the topic, or to participate in a Working Group to develop the Recommended Practice, may contact IEST by e-mail (technicalde[email protected]), by fax (847-255-1699), or by phone (847-255-1561).

The IEST just released IEST-RP-CC003.3, Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments.

This Recommended Practice addresses the gowning of personnel as an important aspect of cleanroom contamination control. It provides non-mandatory
guidance for the selection, specification, maintenance, and testing of apparel and accessories appropriate for use in nonaseptic and aseptic cleanrooms and other controlled environments.

Since this edition supercedes the previous one (RP-CC003.2), contamination control professionals should obtain this latest version.

Currently, this Recommended Practice is selling for $130 to members and $155 for non-members.


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