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Why You Need Equanimity

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

It seems that almost everyone is caught up in some sort of crisis or conflict, be it at work or at home. It might be stress around processes, deadlines, budgets and job security, or personal relationships and unresolved conflicts. But it doesn't have to be this way.


The Importance of Ongoing Facility Monitoring

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Ralph Kraft | R. Kraft, Inc. | Comments

Facility monitoring and the routine periodic documentation of this information are vital to maintaining the cleanroom facility at optimal operational efficiency.                          


Modular Softwall Cleanrooms

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Kevin Weist | Comments

Simple, Mobile, and Cost Effective Softwall modular cleanrooms are designed for functionality and reduced cost while providing all the flexible benefits of modular construction.


Some Traditional and Non-Traditional Cleanroom Uses and Related Contamination Control Practices

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Charles W. Berndt | Comments

A Brief Information Outline

Process Validation and the New Compliance Challenge

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

The issuance of the new FDA Process Validation Guidance in January of this year is a significant event for several reasons.

Respiratory Hazards of Aerosol-Dispensed Cleaning Agents

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

Many doing critical cleaning have used aerosol dispensed cleaning agents to reach certain portions of valuable surfaces so that the cleaning agent could do its “magic” and be removed with soil by a person using a fabric wiper.

Floorplan: 5 simple steps for your next flooring project

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Jim Hendley | Comments

New or refurbishment resinous floor and wall system projects can appear overly complex in the early planning stage.

The Fourth State of Matter—Part 2

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm | by Barbara KanegsbergEd Kanegsberg | Comments

Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is a powerful tool for critical cleaning, controlling contamination, and achieving the appropriate surface quality.


Arc Thermal and Flame Resistant Garments

May 15, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

Must all cleanroom personnel working in the cleanroom wear cleanroom FR garments? The task of creating compliance to multiple, divergent standards (cleanroom standards and safety standards) can be daunting.


Miscommunication Patterns at Work

May 15, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

In the process of communicating with others at work, we often miscommunicate much more than we communicate. There are of course as many ways to miscommunicate as there are types of people but here are the Top 2 miscommunication patterns to watch out for and avoid…


The Fourth State of Matter

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

In typical critical and industrial cleaning applications, we usually think of three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. What is sometimes overlooked is a fourth state of matter, plasma.


10 Mistakes Every Leader Should Make

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | Comments

The thing that sets good managers apart is that they always learn from their mistakes. Here are the 10 Mistakes Every Leader Should Make (and learn from) Before They Die.


Arc Thermal and Flame Resistant Cleanroom Garments

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | by Jan Eudy | Comments

My company’s Health & Safety Committee requires all cleanroom operators that perform maintenance on equipment in the cleanroom to wear protective garments that are arc thermal and flame resistant.

Ask the Facilities Guy: Building Commissioning: Real or “Smoke & Mirrors”?

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | by Richard Bilodeau, PE | Comments

There’s a lot of talk about building commissioning these days. Is building commissioning for real or the latest “smoke and mirrors”?

FDA Process Validation

May 1, 2011 8:00 pm | by Wai Wong | Comments

In January 2011, the FDA issued its newest guidance for Process Validation for industry and it is quite a departure from the previous guidance released in 1987.


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