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Cleanroom Leadership Personalities: Are you Driving Success? Part 2

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Check out whether your cleanroom management style will help or hinder the success of your employees and your business.

Knowing your own management strengths and weaknesses is important for any leader. You can’t truly evolve until you understand who you are, how you thrive, and what sets you back. We began explaining Randy H. Nelson’s four personality types for leaders in our last article. Here we will explain what the remaining two are and how people with these personalities can best succeed.

Reflexively Pessimistic: This person is always ready for a crisis. This person is a survivor; however, the constant focus on what can go wrong interferes with this leader’s ability to grow. He or she has no strong foundation of how to manage when times are good. Staying the course on a good day is just as important as righting the … Read More »

Cleanroom Leadership Personalities: Are you Driving Success? Part 1

by Gerbig in General Cleanroom. Comments Off on Cleanroom Leadership Personalities: Are you Driving Success? Part 1

Does your personality help or hinder your employees’ and company’s success? Cleanroom managers: check it out.

Just as with all jobs, CEO and management positions tend to attract certain types of people. Some personalities work well in roles like these, and they are able to help the company thrive. Others struggle to succeed. Often times, managers don’t actually know themselves well enough to know the difference.

According to reputable business leader Randy H. Nelson, there are four major personality types for leaders. Here are the first two descriptions of personalities and what would help them succeed.

Urgent/Reactive: This person is not proactive, but rather waits until the last minute to take action. As Nelson says, “This business personality creates and thrives on an almost crazed atmosphere, where he or she can ride to the rescue, put out the fire, be everybody’s savior, then … Read More »

Testing Compressed Air Lines – Medical Device Manufacturing

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If you’re a medical device manufacturer, you need to clean the air systems that clean your components. Here is some advice.

Compressed air is used in many applications for medical device manufacturers. While they are generally used to eliminate contaminates, the compressed air system itself can harbor microorganisms. This can adversely affect the product, so it’s important to routinely test your air lines.

Things to consider when scheduling your periodic testing include:

Increases or decreases in production schedules
Changes in the seasons
Changes and modifications made to equipment
Any hardware or dryers/filters replaced
System inactivity

The actual test should use air impaction onto growth media by reducing the compressed air pressure using a built-in or external regulator. Then attach a flow meter, adjust the flow to a suitable rate, and attach the prepared Petri plate with the air impaction sampler.

Your test equipment will likely include a Slit Sampler, … Read More »

Quick Checklist for Cleanroom Cleaning Costs

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Here’s a checklist for your cleanroom cleaning system costs. Use this as a guideline for budgeting with your new system.

We post a lot of information about cleaning your cleanroom. It is a complex and involved aspect of compliance and safety. Things to consider vary from the cleanroom itself to the parts inside of it. You can browse some of our topics here.

One crucial aspect of any new cleaning regimen is the cost. You need to know what to anticipate as far as expenses are concerned. These will include initial one-time costs as well as ongoing. The type of system you need depends on your specific application, so exact materials and costs will vary. However, you can get an idea of what you need to budget for by using this checklist put out by Controlled Environments in “Cleaning Costs … Read More »