Train staff online with the Cleanroom Operations and Procedures Series

FEBRUARY 20, 2009–Decrease staff training travel costs by attending the next IEST Online Education Series, Cleanroom Operations and Procedures, taught by industry expert Anne Marie Dixon. The IEST online education program enables trainees to access modular learning from the convenience of their desks, conference rooms, or auditoriums. The per-location fee has no limit on the number of participants at each location.* The courses can be taken together as a series or as individual classes.

The deadline to receive the early-bird discounted rate ends March 12 for the entire six-part series and for the first part.

Part 1: Overview of Design, Certification, and Flows
Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
Following a review of terms and definitions related to cleanrooms, this course will cover air pressure, HEPA filters, and testing and certification based on ISO 14644-1, 14644-3, and IEST-RP-CC006. Other topics include operational flows such as personnel, waste, material, equipment, and products, and the design of gown rooms and airlocks.

Part 2: Personnel — Rules, Regulations, and Gowning
Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
This class will explain the rules, regulations, and disciplines pertaining to cleanroom personnel. The role of hygiene and use of scrubs and building suits will be covered. This segment also will begin a discussion of gowning materials and procedures.

Part 3: Gowning Materials and Procedures Continued
Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
This segment will cover gowning change requirements, cleanroom laundry operations, gowning qualifications, and gowning auditing.

Part 4: Cleaning — Equipment, Procedures, Testing
Friday, March 27, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
This class will explain how to clean and sanitize cleanroom surfaces using the housekeeping procedures in IEST-RP-CC018. Topics include tools and equipment selection, methods, techniques, frequency, and the testing of surfaces.

Part 5: Monitoring
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
Part 5 will cover particle monitoring, including sampling for viable airborne and surface particles. Monitoring methods and equipment selection criteria will be presented with references to ISO 14644-2, 14698-1, and 14698-2. Analysis of data and reasons for excursions will be covered.

Part 6: Operational Training Issues
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11 am-1 pm CST
This class on how to set up a training program will address what information to include in the curriculum, who should conduct the training, who should be trained, and culture changes.

The instructor of the course, Anne Marie Dixon, is owner and president of Cleanroom Management Associates, Inc., a consulting firm based in Carson City, NV, that specializes in competitive benchmarking, training, and auditing of clean and aseptic operations and management. Dixon has been actively engaged in the field of contamination control for more than 30 years, with extensive experience in the areas of cleanroom operations, training, technical writing, strategic consulting, facility start-up, construction protocols, and process optimization. Dixon is a Fellow and past president of IEST; chair and head of Delegation of the United States Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to ISO Technical Committee (TC) 209; and co-convener of ISO/TC 209, Cleanrooms and associated environments, WG 10: Nanotechnology.

More information is available at To contact IEST, e-mail [email protected] or call (847) 981-0100.

*Access will be granted to one computer per location.

Source: IEST



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