Most hand tools aren’t intended to be disposable, and yet all regulated facilities whether they’re manufacturing pharmaceuticals or food products discard maintenance tools when they show signs of deterioration. The deterioration occurs because the tools are not designed to handle the sterilization and cleaning processes used in many industries. Steritool, a manufacturer of industry-specific stainless steel hand tools in Brooklyn, NY, has a new white paper called “Eliminating Ferrous Contamination in Critical and Sterile Equipment Maintenance” on its Web site. The paper examines cost-effective ways to identify and eliminate possible sources of contamination. It also emphasizes the ease in which critical processing facilities can integrate purpose-built maintenance tools into their standard operating procedures. The paper is available for download at www.steritool.com.