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Safety in the Semiconductor Industry
This article published by EH&S Today addresses the question, could the semiconductor industry do a better job of protecting workers? Aug 9, 2016 Megan Ray Nichols.
Source: EH&S Today
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Laser safe work practices
Lasers are used in a wide variety of workplaces, including manufacturing, lumber, construction, and health care. While they can make certain tasks possible or easier, they do present some unique hazards and need to be treated with a certain amount of respect
Source: Oregon OSHA
CCOHS OSH Answers: How Do I Work Safely With Cryogenic Liquids?
This information provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses safe handling tips when using cryogenic liquids.
WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Chlorine
Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant and bleaching agent. In both gas and liquid forms it is toxic and extremely dangerous. Exposure can result in death. Workers should take every precaution when working with or around chlorine.
Source: WorkSafe BC
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Semiconductors
Due to rapid changes in this industry, manufacturing processes and their associated hazards may change completely every few years. These changes make hazard assessments more difficult to complete and require that they be conducted more often. Common hazards may include exposure to solvents, acid and caustic solutions, toxic metals, and radiation.
NIOSH Safety & Health Topic: Semiconductor Manufacturing
Although this page has been archived, it provides historical information on information relating to the potential hazards of some chemicals used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.