Home » 2014 » October

Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 3: Effective Communication

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 3: Effective Communication

In the cleanroom, your staff must follow specific protocol to maintain product integrity and cleanroom compliance. Hiring quality people who are good for the job is just as important as maintaining quality staff. In parts one and two, we covered hiring and managing practices as well as compensation. Here we will discuss communication practices that will help managers engage and retain their staff.

Leadership communication revolves around 5 main areas. Some of these overlap with the conversations you should already be having with staff based on the last two topics.

Obtain and give feedback. All updates about your company, from initiatives to new hires, should be communicated with everyone. It is very important that all staff is on the same page as the company in all respects – it lets the staff know they are important as well as creates unity … Read More »

Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 2: How to maximize productivity and keep your talent

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 2: How to maximize productivity and keep your talent

There are a lot of industries really struggling to attract and retain talented employees. With this challenge has come some new approaches to hiring and managing staff. Last week, we discussed a few things to consider during the interview to hire the right people. We also looked at the best way to divide attention between employees to improve productivity. Here we will look at what kind of compensation motivates employees.

While monetary compensation is an important issue, people are motivated by more than just money. Here are some guidelines about both matters:

The paycheck

The pay you offer has to be fair and competitive, but overshooting the mark can actually result in weaker focus, creativity, problem solving, and innovation. Don’t believe me? Can you think of anyone who is high up the ladder, gets paid handsomely, and does as little work as possible … Read More »

Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 1: How to hire and where to focus your energy

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Reduce Turnover with your Cleanroom Staff Part 1: How to hire and where to focus your energy

The right employees will make all the difference for both your business and your own work life. Know how to choose, engage, and retain quality staff

Onsite Cleanroom Laundry Facilities Part 2

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Onsite Cleanroom Laundry Facilities Part 2

Last week we covered what need to know about washers for an onsite laundry facility for your cleanroom. Here, we will look at dryers.

Up to 80% of particles are removed in the dryer, and most of them during the cool-down. Therefore, the cool-down cycle will be extended in a cleanroom dryer. Cleanroom dryers provide clean air via HEPA, ULPA, or VLSI filters. Drying time decreases as washer extraction speed and time are increased. Depending on the extraction speed of the washer and the amount of cool-down time required, loads take between 20 and 40 minutes to dry. When the supply air is cold or humid, drying time will also increase.

Here are some of your options for cleanroom dryers:

Air Sample port. Here, the loading door provides access to the interior of the dryer cylinder. Garments can never be cleaner than … Read More »

Onsite Cleanroom Laundry Facilities

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Onsite Cleanroom Laundry Facilities

Cleanroom garments are an integral part of any controlled environment. For some, hiring a laundering service is the most efficient way to get these garments clean. For others, having onsite laundry facilities is the best answer. If you decide to clean your own cleanroom garments, here is what you need to know.

Washers and Options

Ultimately, the type of washer and features you choose will depend on your cleanroom class. Over any information you read here, make sure you consult with the appliance manufacturer or expert to ensure the one you choose meets your needs.

 

Most cleanrooms use split pocket washers. The inner cylinder is divided into two compartments to allow for easier loading and unloading. You can separate your contents by which dryer each will go into and lump each dryer load into its own washer pocket.

 

A pass-through, or side loader, … Read More »