Changing or upgrading your cleanroom or controlled environment gloves is a process that requires time and careful consideration. The right decision could have a positive impact on both employee satisfaction and product and process yields. The wrong decision could be costly, if the gloves don’t perform as expected. You can minimize contamination risks by selecting the right gloves for your environment. Here are some tips to help you with the process.
Before making your glove selection, analyze hazards and risks to the process or product, the critical control points for contamination by personnel.
Look for gloves labeled for the cleanroom environment in which you operate.
If your cleanroom environment is sensitive to static electricity, evaluate gloves for electrostatic discharge (ESD) resistance properties.
Make sure gloves can stand up to the gowning process as well as work tasks within the cleanroom to avoid having to exit the cleanroom for re-gowning if the glove tears or has defects.
This cleanroom tip was submitted by Kimberly-Clark Professional. www.kcprofessional.com