With so many offices implementing hybrid workspaces, the likelihood of contamination is great. While there are many precautions and protocols being followed, employees, coworkers, and visitors may all contribute to the risks associated with returning to an in-person work environment. Although hybrid workspaces are a version of the traditional working model, rotating schedules, and people coming in and out of the office, multiple times per week can be problematic.
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If you currently use more than one cleaning service provider, you could be creating an additional headache and incur higher costs than necessary. One service provider can tremendously simplify your life over using multiple service providers. If you’re using various cleaning service providers, read on, and you’ll be moving to a single provider by the end of this article.
The pandemic has changed everything, including how we work and where we work. State regulations have varied tremendously resulting in multi-state companies often adopting the strictest restrictions and holding all offices to them for posterity. Most important has been the health and safety of the employees with considerations resulting in limited employee gatherings. No one ever expected retirement parties would be celebrated over Zoom.
At no time in the last 25 years have semiconductors been more valuable than now. The global pandemic dramatically constrained supply, making it impossible for car manufacturers to build new cars. Every part of those silicon wafers in the lab is worth far more than three years ago. Valuable wafers have to be disposed of for one reason; more than any other; contaminants. Imagine having to dispose of a 300mm wafer worth $10,000 or more because some sub-micron particles are bridging circuits. If you’ve ever seen the inspection pictures from your lab’s scanning electron microscope or defect analysis group, you’ve seen what one tiny particle can do.
Cleanrooms are essential to your operation, and the classification needs to be in line with your business needs. The classification of your cleanroom is critical, especially for company clients intent on making sure they are getting the highest quality of a product. The ISO classification says more about your company than you might know.
Today's hybrid office environments need 21st-century cleaning solutions
Do you manage a hybrid workplace with many employees and coworkers? If so, how are you making sure that your workplace is clean enough to prevent the spread of viruses and germs?
Many office managers prefer using their own supplies to keep all the desks, chairs, and floor clean. However, they don't understand that their staff and products are not always good enough to provide top-quality cleaning. Besides, your staff may fail to deliver commercial or corporate cleaning results without training.
To avoid that, you need to stop relying on your own supplies for hybrid workplace cleaning. Instead, you should get cleaning services on board to do this job professionally for you.
If you have a cleanroom at your workplace, you know from experience the primary challenge is keeping your cleanroom contaminant-free. Going by the Federal standard 209E, cleanrooms should have a concentration of less than 0.5 micron per cubic meter of air particles. This means even the smallest airborne particles such as dust, skin particles, grease bacteria, fibers, fungi, human hair, viruses, and ions are hazardous to your cleanroom.
At a time when we are experiencing a tidal wave of resignations, it is even more imperative for companies to reassess what is driving this recent shift. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.5 million workers have left their jobs in Nov. 2021.
Cleanrooms are a must-have for many industries today. From those used in data centers and the tech sector to biopharmaceuticals and space companies, the types of cleanrooms vary depending on how clean the room needs to be. The standards of cleanliness are so important that failure to maintain the room according to ISO’s standards may lead to a lot more than disruption of your services. On top of losing money due to paused operations, you can also get hefty fines and even lose your ISO cleanroom classification!