Semiconductors

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Jan 15, 2017
Safety in the Semiconductor Industry

http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/safety-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

Apr 01, 2011
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Laser safe work practices

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs41.pdf

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

Apr 01, 2011
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Lasers

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laserhazards/index.html

Lasers are widely used in many industries, including the semiconductor industry. Visit this OSHA Topic Page to learn more about the regulations governing and safe use of lasers.

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2008
CCOHS OSH Answers: How Do I Work Safely With Cryogenic Liquids?

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/prevention/cryogens.html

This information provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses safe handling tips when using cryogenic liquids.

Source: CCOHS

Feb 01, 2007
WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Chlorine

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/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

May 01, 2005
Hydrofluoric Acid

http://ehs.unc.edu/chemical/hfa/

Hydrofluoric acid is widely used in the semiconductor industry, and Hdiffers from other acids because it readily penetrates the skin and dissociates into fluoride ions, causing destruction of deep tissue layers, including bone.

Source: UNC

Nov 01, 2004
Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association

http://www.seshaonline.org/

Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association

Source: SESHA

Oct 01, 2004
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Semiconductors

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/semiconductors/index.html

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.

Source: OSHA

Feb 01, 2004
NIOSH Safety & Health Topic: Semiconductor Manufacturing

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/semiconductor/

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.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2003
The SEMI® EHS Grapevine

http://www.semi.org/en/P_000686

The Grapevine is an informal group of people interested in environmental, health and safety technology, regulations and standards worldwide, networked electronically by mailing list.

Source: SEMI