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The Power is Out, Now What?

March 5, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

Power failure, by definition, is a total loss of utility power. Utility power losses are caused by numerous events including lightning strikes, downed power lines, transformer malfunctions, over demands on the grid, accidents, weather anomalies, and natural disasters.

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Why You Should Be Open to Hearing Complaints

March 5, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

“Complaints, complaints, complaints; that’s all I get around here!” It’s a common cry of managers in laboratories. Yet, accepted wisely, employees’ complaints can be useful tools a lab manager could use to improve and upgrade his work unit and keep his employees happy.

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What value does nano truly add to HVAC technology?

February 27, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

If nanofiltration is important, ask your filter suppliers “What is your E1?” That is short filter lingo for —what is the efficiency of your filter in the 0.3 to 1.0 micron particle size?

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Simple Steps to Clear Communication

February 27, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. - Robert McCloskey

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Confusion of the Lambs

February 23, 2012 4:11 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

How did you learn about cleaning technology? And how do you learn now?                                           

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Obsolete Chemicals and Processes, Part 1

February 23, 2012 4:09 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

What do we do to address chemicals and processes that have become obsolete due to regulatory restrictions? This intriguing question, posed by Controlled Environments readers in a recent survey, has a multilayered answer.                       

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What are some of the trends and issues facing today's facility professional?

February 23, 2012 4:07 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | SMRT - Architects and Engineers | Comments

Help me out with the "big picture." What are some of the trends and issues facing today's facility professional? The role seems to be continually evolving.                                

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Time for a New Game Plan

February 23, 2012 4:01 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

Over the years I have been writing about the indicators of change both within the FDA and the industry. Few can argue with the fact that in today’s society, change is inevitable.                              

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Cleanroom Cleaning and Disinfection: Eight Steps for Success

February 23, 2012 3:50 pm | by Dr. Tim Sandle | Comments

Cleanrooms in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities must be kept in a state of microbiological control. This article outlines eight key steps for keeping a cleanroom clean.                              

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Point of View - Book Review

February 23, 2012 3:48 pm | by Darren L. Williams, Ph.D. | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

Kanegsberg and Kanegsberg, Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Book I: Cleaning Agents and Systems & Book II: Applications, Processes, and Controls                                  

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Static Control Garment Verification to Ensure Supplier Conformance

February 23, 2012 10:59 am | by Bob Vermillion | Comments

Verify a garment’s performance while identifying potential threats.                                       

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Why are we meeting?

February 13, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

Before you hold your next meeting, be sure you and the others at the meeting know why it’s being held. Meetings can drag on and feel like a waste of time if the goals are not clear to all in attendance.

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Air Showers and Cleanroom Operation

February 13, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

Air showers are just one factor in ensuring good cleanroom performance. Proper worker training, documented procedures, and a well-maintained system will increase production yields and reduce product defects and costs.

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MSDS - Necessary But Not Sufficient

January 30, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

If you think that a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides adequate information to determine if a process chemical could be hazardous to your product, think again.

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Running the Morning Dash

January 30, 2012 7:00 pm | Comments

Productivity guru Gina Trapani says "Do the Most Important Thing First." She calls this "running a morning dash." When she sits down to work in the morning, before she checks any email, she spends an hour on the most important thing on her to-do list.

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