Keeping cleanrooms contaminant-free is a fundamentally crucial goal. When contaminants enter a cleanroom, it can cost a significant amount of money to remediate the facility. In extreme cases, the cost of a fast-spreading fungal, viral or bacterial infection can be human lives.
As states across the country end their COVID-19 shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, offices are reopening. Companies must be proactive in preparing to have employees work in the office after months of working at home.
Fogging is the process of covering an object or area with condensed vapor for the purposes of decontamination. Hydrogen peroxide fogging, or H2O2 fogging, is a decontamination method where aerosolized hydrogen peroxide is released into an enclosed area. Hydrogen peroxide fogging is one of the most efficient and effective ways to eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungus, and other microbes in an environment.
Setting up and planning a cleanroom starts with the cleanroom design phase. During this phase, you should consider how the cleanroom will be used, permitted particle concentration, its location, the manufacturing process requirements, and cost. It will be necessary for the cleanroom designers to have in-depth conversations with the end-users to ensure that all needs are captured in this phase.
When operating in a cleanroom, it is important to keep the environment safe and operational at all times. When a critical environment experiences contamination or fails FDA inspections, the room can be temporarily shut down, costing your company valuable time and resources. Here are five ways to prevent costly cleanroom downtime.
Why Outsourcing Cleaning Can Save You in the Long Run
Compounding pharmacies are pharmacies that make prescriptions for patients with specific needs that commercial drugs can’t meet. It’s important to properly maintain compounding pharmacies so those patients can receive the medications they need without issue. But maintaining these important pharmacies is complex. There are several levels of regulations that must be complied with, and simply wiping down the pharmaceutical equipment every now and then won’t cut it.
Keeping your cleanroom free of contaminants will benefit your business in many ways, but ultimately it will keep you from losing money unnecessarily. If your cleanroom isn’t properly maintained, you’ll likely end up with a contaminated product, which has a negative ripple effect throughout your organization that ultimately ends at your bottom line.
Many groups have, unfortunately, been underrepresented and underutilized throughout our society’s history, but we are making great strides toward equality when it comes to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and more. Among the efforts of this push toward broader acceptance is an increased focus on workplace diversity, which has benefits for the workplaces themselves and the companies they partner with. Many organizations are taking steps to ensure diversity while incentivizing other organizations to increase and promote diversity as well. Our culture is changing, and we’re seeing these under-supported groups receive the support and recognition they deserve as a result.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a global network of 163 national standards bodies (one from each country represented by ISO). These 163 members and the experts that comprise them develop international standards and strategies based on consensus and relevance. Among these international standards is ISO 9001:2015, which governs quality management systems.