Providing specially selected garments and apparel at the entrance to any sterile environment should be the first consideration for a cleanroom. This not only preserves the integrity of the cleanroom but it also protects the employees. Using personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleanroom garments, employees should have everything they need to be completely covered from head to toe to be safe at work.
While cleanrooms are said to be up to ten times more sterile than operating rooms, there’s no such thing as a completely contaminant-free cleanroom as long as there are people in it. When contaminants enter, they are considered hazards in this clean environment. Here are some common sources for hazards found in cleanrooms: