IEST seeks comments on garment standard

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—The IEST, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, has released RP-CC003.3, Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments, and is seeking comment on several other topics that were developed by the Contamination Control Division during ESTECH 2003 in May.

The newly published 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 non-aseptic and aseptic cleanrooms as well as other controlled environments.

The latest version of the standard is available to members for $130 and $155 for non-members.

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

  • 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 or power outage);
  • Considerations regarding materials of construction used in cleanrooms.

Anyone wishing to comment on these and other proposed recommended practices, or to participate in a working group to develop recommended practices can contact the IEST at: [email protected], by phone at (847) 255-1561, or by fax at (847) 255-1699.—MAD


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