Cleanroom Entry Protocol

4.1 Keycard Entry to Pre-Entry Room

Cleanroom Entry Protocol
4.2 Step on Tack Mat Take at least 4 steps on the tacky mat, 2 for each foot.

Cleanroom Entry Protocol
4.3 Clean Shoes in Shoe Cleaner 1. Place foot in shoe cleaner. 2. Press and hold button on top of post to turn on shoe cleaner. 3. Move shoe back and forth in shoe cleaner for at least 7 seconds. 4. Release button. 5. Remove foot when shoe cleaner stops. 6. Repeat with other foot.

Cleanroom Entry Protocol
4.4 Put on Shoe Covers 1. Get a pair of shoe covers from the labeled dispenser bin on the far left. 2. Find a comfortable position, either standing or sitting on the bench. 3. Place the shoe cover completely over the sole and sides of the shoe. 4. Repeat with the other shoe.

and form the metal tab around the bridge of the nose.5 Put on Face Mask or Beard Cover 1. metal nose strip up. 3. Face mask: blue side in. 2. Beard cover: place the elastic band around the back of your head.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. . place the elastic loops around the ears or use the enclosed hook tab. Face masks are preferred. 4. Get either a face mask or beard cover from the labeled dispenser bin.

3.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Place on your head below the ears and to the base of the neck to contain all hair. Get a bouffant cap from the labeled dispenser bin. Tuck in any stray hair. 2.6 Put on Bouffant Cap 1. .

1. Pull on the first glove holding it only by the cuff.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. . Do NOT touch the palms or fingers of the gloves with bare hands. Get a pair of gloves from one of the labeled dispenser bins. 3.7 Put on Gloves NOTE: Touch ONLY the cuffs of the gloves. Oils and particulates from your skin adhere to the gloves and subsequently contaminate everything you touch. Pull on the second glove making sure that the first glove does not touch your skin. 2.

so you may need to use DI water instead from the squeeze bottle provided. Swipe Card. . 2. 1. and Materials NOTE: Some materials may be damaged by isopropyl alcohol. Moisten a cleanroom wipe with isopropyl alcohol or get a premoistened wipe. 5. Wipe all surfaces of materials you will be bringing into the cleanroom. Wipe the length of the wiper cloth and then fold over. Get protective eyewear. 4. 3. from the dispenser. either goggles or safety glasses.8 Clean Protective Eyewear.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Repeat folding and get new wipes as necessary.

9 Dispose of IPA Wipes in Red Flammables Can ALL wipes with ANY amount of isopropyl alcohol MUST be disposed of in the red flammables waste can to contain the fire hazard.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. .

1. 2.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Take at least 4 steps on the tack mat. .10 Enter Gowning Room and Step on Tack Mat NOTE: DO NOT enter through the swinging door on the other side of the cleanroom because this is an exit only. Press the black button on the right side to open the Gowning Room sliding door. 2 for each foot.

If necessary. Align the hood so that your face will be at the opening. Pull the hood over your head.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. 2. 3.11 Put on Hood 1. . secure the snaps at the top and sides to provide a snug fit.

Hold the sleeves and zipper so that the coveralls do not touch the floor. Find a comfortable sitting or standing position. Sitting recommended.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. 3. 2. Put one leg in the leg of the coveralls and pull up to your ankle. 1.12 Put on Coveralls NOTE: DO NOT let your coveralls touch the floor because contamination from the floor will then be brought into the cleanroom on your coveralls. .

.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Put your other leg in the leg of the coveralls and pull up to your ankle.

. Stand and pull the upper half of the coveralls up to your arms.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 5.

Put your arms through the sleeves 7. Pull the coveralls up over your shoulders. 8. .Cleanroom Entry Protocol 6. Pull the zipper up halfway.

Pull up the zipper of your coveralls all the way. Tuck the front and rear flaps of the hood under the coveralls. . 2.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Secure the snap on the collar of your coveralls.13 Tuck in Hood 1. 3.

Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. .14 Thumbs in Thumb Loops Put your thumbs through the thumb loops attached to the cuffs.

1. Pull a boot onto the foot that is toward the cleanroom side of the benches.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. NEVER stand in boots on the gowning rack side of the benches. 2. 3. Note that boots fit either foot. 4. Get your boots and put them on the bench. Swing your foot onto the bench.15 Put on First Boot NOTE: DO NOT place your boots on the floor because contamination from the floor will get on the sides of the boots and be carried into the cleanroom. . Find a comfortable position sitting or standing (sitting recommended).

OPTIONAL: Secure the buckle and tighten the strap across the top of your foot.15 Put on First Boot (cont) 5. Place your booted foot on the cleanroom side of the floor. Pull over the coveralls leg until your foot is snugly in the bottom of the boot. 6. 7. .Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4.

3. 4. OPTIONAL: Secure the buckle and tighten the strap across the top of your foot.16 Put on Second Boot 1. pull a boot onto your second foot.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. Swing your foot onto the bench. Place your booted foot on the cleanroom side of the floor. 5. Continuing from the first boot step. . Pull over the coveralls leg until your foot is snugly in the bottom of the boot. 2.

2. Secure the top of your boot to the appropriate snap on the back of the coverall leg.17 Secure Boots Cleanroom Entry Protocol NOTE: Properly securing your boots will prevent tripping accidents and the release of particulate from inside your boots. . 1.4. 3. Tighten the elastic band at the top of the boot with the snaps to provide a secure and comfortable fit. Secure the buckle and tighten the strap across the top of your foot.

18 Put on Protective Eyewear .Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4.

Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4.19 Check Proper Gowning Fit in Mirror Is your hood tucked in. front and back? .

4. 2. 1. .Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4. If necessary.20 Put on Second Pair of Gloves NOTE: the palms and fingers of the second pair of gloves should not touch the first pair of gloves. Pull on a glove holding it only by the cuff. pull up the glove fingers for a snug. 5. Repeat with the other hand. Pull the glove cuff up over the coverall cuff as far as it will go. 3. Get a pair of gloves from the bins below the mirror. comfortable fit.

Confirm that the card was read properly and enter information if necessary. 2. Clip your swipe card onto the pen tab on the chest of the coveralls. 3. .Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4.21 Swipe in to Lab 1. Swipe your card through the card reader.

.Cleanroom Entry Protocol 4.22 Enter Cleanroom NOTE: If you are working with materials that might stain or damage the garment. then you must wear protective garb over the garments.

2.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. . Confirm that the card was read properly and enter information if necessary. Swipe your card through the card reader. Put your card in a place where you will remember to take it with you. 1.1 Swipe Out of Lab Refer to instructions and photos below. 3.

2 Remove Protective Eyewear .Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5.

3.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5.3 Release Boot Fasteners 1. . Unsnap the top of your boot from the snap on the back of the coverall leg. Unsnap the elastic band at the top of the boot. Release the buckle on the strap across the top of your foot. 2.

NEVER stand in boots on the gowning rack side of the benches.4 Remove First Boot Cleanroom Exit Protocol NOTE: DO NOT place your boots on the floor because contamination from the floor will get on the sides of the boots and be carried into the cleanroom.5. Place the boot on the bench where it will not be knocked off onto the floor. . Slide the boot off your foot. Swing your foot nearest the gowning rack side of the bench onto the bench. 1. 2. 3. Find a comfortable position sitting or standing (sitting recommended). 4. Swing your foot onto the garment rack side of the benches. 5.

Swing your foot onto the garment rack side of the benches. . Slide the boot off your foot. 4.5 Remove Second Boot 1. Swing your other foot onto the bench. 2. 3.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. Place the boot on the bench where it will not be knocked off onto the floor.

. Remove your outer pair of gloves and discard in the trash. Pull the thumb loops over your thumbs. 2.6 Remove Outer Gloves and Thumbs from Thumb Loops 1.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5.

3. 4.Find a comfortable standing position. 1. 2. Undo the collar snap. Refer to instructions and the sequence of photos below.5. Pull the zipper down. Roll the coveralls off your shoulders.7 Remove Coveralls Cleanroom Exit Protocol NOTE: DO NOT let your coveralls touch the floor because contamination from the floor will then be brought into the cleanroom on your coveralls. .

Cleanroom Exit Protocol . Pull out your arms from the sleeves and hold the sleeves and zipper so that the coveralls do not touch the floor.5.

.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 6. Roll the coveralls below your waist and hold the sleeves and zipper so that the coveralls do not touch the floor.

. Sit down and remove one leg from the coveralls while holding and gathering the coveralls so they do not touch the floor.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 7.

.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 8. Remove your other leg in from the coveralls while holding and gathering the coveralls so they do not touch the floor.

If no. been doing strenuous work. then your garment should be laundered. then proceed to the next section.8 Soiled Garment? 1.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. . If yes. Have you worn your garment for more than approximately 24 hours. or gotten the garment soiled in some other way? 2. 3.

Place the boots in the laundry bag marked “Boots Only”.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. Place the coveralls and hood in the laundry bag marked “Coveralls and Hoods”.8 Soiled Garment? (contd) 4. Skip the following sections related to garment storage. 5. . 6. Do not mix boots with coveralls and hoods.

Close the zipper. Avoid touching coveralls with your clothes or bare skin. 2. . Hold the coveralls by the shoulders and lift them so they do not touch the floor. 1.5.9 Hang Up Coveralls Cleanroom Exit Protocol NOTE: The hangers CANNOT be removed from the garment rack. 3. Hang them on your assigned hanger identified by your nametag.

Unfasten any snaps used to secure your hood. Find the snaps on top of the hood and on the collar of the coveralls. 4. Secure the hood to the coveralls with one of these pairs of snaps. 3. . Pull the hood over your head.10 Remove and Hang Up Hood 1.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. 2.

Roll the tops of the boots around the soles.11 Store Boots in Cubby 1.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. Place your boots in your labeled cubby in the bottom of the Garment Storage Shelves. 3. . 2. Place the soles of your boots together.

12 Take Swipe Card.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. protective eyewear. Protective Eyewear and Materials Gather your swipe card. . and any materials you are taking out of the cleanroom.

Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5.13 Exit Gowning Room Leave the Gowning Room ONLY through the swinging white door marked “EXIT”. .

14 Return Protective Eyewear Return protective eyewear to the appropriate dispenser.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5. .

5.15 Remove Pre-Entry Garments Cleanroom Exit Protocol 1. 4. then put them on the bench. Remove shoe covers and put in trash. 2. . 6. Remove face mask or beard cover and put in trash. Remove bouffant cap and put in trash. 5. Go to the tack mat at the entrance to the Pre-Entry room. 3. Remove gloves and put in trash. If you are taking materials out of the cleanroom.

Gather any materials you are taking out. 2. 3.Cleanroom Exit Protocol 5.16 Exit the Pre-Entry Room 1. . Exit and make sure the door latches behind you. See you next time.

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