USP 800 Cleanroom Requirements for Garments

The healthcare and pharmacy industry faces numerous challenges in ensuring the safety of their workers, especially those involved in handling hazardous drugs, such as chemotherapy agents. Exposure to these drugs poses significant health risks, including skin contact contamination. To mitigate these risks, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 800 sets stringent guidelines for maximizing safety…

Protecting Your Staff from Bloodborne Pathogens with Cleanroom PPE

In medical environments, prioritizing employees’ health and safety is critical. Nowhere is this truer than in cleanrooms, where the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens lurks, presenting potential hazards to workers’ health and well-being. At Cleanroom Supplies, we recognize the pivotal role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in upholding safety and hygiene standards. With our…

USP <797> Revisions Take Effect November 2023

After years of collecting and analyzing information across the industry, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published its final version of the revisions to General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, originally issued in 2008. The USP update to <797> incorporate advances in science and clinical practice and aim to clarify topics that were not…

USP800-Compliant Shoe Covers

Using shoe covers in a way that complies with USP800 is a small, but vital, detail in controlling microbial contamination in your critical environment. Proper use of shoe covers also protects cleanroom workers and others outside the cleanroom when hazardous drugs (HDs) are handled. USP800 specifically addresses the use of shoe covers. This includes a…

USP <797> Compliance Overview

Our website offers useful information for getting and staying USP <797> compliant. See USP <797> revisions for November 2023. This guide serves as an overview to these resources. Our trained cleanroom consultants can assist you with questions about your specific protocols especially if you are facing issues with contamination or product incompatibility. Just ask! USP…

Donning and Doffing Cleanroom Apparel Effectively

Proper Cleanroom Attire Correct cleanroom attire for your application is vital, but not effective if not donned and doffed correctly. Specific gowning procedures within your overall cleanroom SOPs often differ between critical environments, the basic steps apply to all. Proper donning and doffing of cleanroom garments prevents contamination of manufactured products and the worker. But…

Sterilizing with Hydrogen Peroxide in Cleanrooms

Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent sterilizing solution to include in your cleanroom’s standard operating procedures for cleaning. Sterile controlled environments must rigidly adhere to cleaning and disinfecting regimens and most include hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide disinfection is effective against a wide variety of micro-organisms and is cost-effective, it is a safe alternative to other methods…