Jan Eudy has written an interesting article for Controlled Environments about personnel in cleanrooms. In the article, Eudy writes:
A cleanroom safety program would define how the PPE (personal protective equipment) or cleanroom garments are worn to enhance operator safety. Examples of safety criteria are:
- Hoods are worn securely on the head to minimize movement of the hood and maximize operator visibility.
- Masks are fixed securely over mouth and nose to minimize movement of the mask and maximize operator visibility.
- Goggles or safety glasses are worn to protect the eyes and should be worn to maximize operator visibility.
- Coveralls are chosen based on size of the operator for comfort and safety. The bottom of the coverall legs must be secure at the ankles to reduce risk of trips or falls from walking on the fabric of the coverall legs.
- Boots and/or shoe covers are chosen based on size of the operator’s shoes and specific operations performed in the cleanroom. Boots and/or shoe covers should fit snugly over shoes and be secured with strap(s) at the top of the foot. The top fabric of the boots should be secured at the knee to avoid slips or falls.
Posted by Tim Sandle