October 2014 Issue  (Digital Edition)

See You at the Show
By MaryBeth DiDonna
Representatives from Controlled Environments regularly attend industry shows in order to find out what our readers want from us.

Working Safely in the Cleanroom
By Jan Eudy
“I am both the Cleanroom Quality and Safety Manager at our company. I believe there are similarities in creating both a quality and safety culture. Can you please recommend a basic safety program for cleanrooms?”

See You Next Year!
By Stefan Hocom
My clients love to see me ... go. It is one of the most interesting aspects of my job as a cleanroom certifier.

Liquid Particle Counting Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
By Mark Hallworth
Particle counting methods of light obscuration and light scattering help monitor finished products and water quality.

Instantaneous Microbial Detection for Water
By Allison Scott, Ph.D.
Real-time bioburden monitoring promotes risk reduction and process control.

Breaking Down the Complex OSHA Requirements for Cleanrooms
By Randall B. Charpentier, HEM
All employers must make every effort to ensure a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognized hazards.

How It Works: Eliminating Pitting and Corrosion of Stainless Steel Caused by Bleach
By Contec
Although bleach is effective against killing various forms of microorganisms, it also leaves a residue which causes corrosion and pitting of stainless steel.

2020 Vision: Green, Safe, Sustainable—Part 1
By Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg
What will green, safe, and sustainable look like in 2020? How will regulatory efforts and corporate policies influence manufacturing, cleaning, and contamination control?

Some Thoughts on Healthcare Facilities
By Richard Bilodeau, PE
The five second rule on avoiding germs and infections is the subject of much light hearted banter, but the implications of healthcare associated infections are not. 

Cleanroom Tip: Cleaning Costs Checklist
By Mike Jones
There are many factors to tabulate when selecting a new cleaning system.