April 2009 www.semi.org/ehs


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From the Director

EHS Regulatory Compliance Forum

China MIIT Director

RoHS Webcast

REACH Webcast

SESHA Symposium

SOLARCON China EHS Proceedings

InterSolar Europe EHS Workshop

SEMICON West 2009 EHS Events

Events Calendar


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SEMICON West
July 14-16
San Francisco, California

Sustainable Technologies Award 2009

Global Care Principles

• Workplace Health
  and Safety
• Resource
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• Product
  Stewardship
• Community Service
• Excellence


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From the Director

Pardon the pun, but climate change legislation in the U.S. is "heating up". Two significant pieces of legislation released in March impact the semiconductor, flat panel display and photovoltaic manufacturing industries— and are currently in a public review and comment period.

On March 10, a proposed Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule was signed by the U.S. EPA Administrator. On March 31, the U.S. House of Representatives released a 648-page draft energy and climate bill that includes a cap-and-trade program... (More)

Aaron Zude
Senior Director
SEMI EHS Division
azude@semi.org


SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Electronic Forum on EHS Regulatory Compliance Issues
SEMI has launched a new electronic information exchange forum for EHS regulatory compliance issues. The free EHS Regulatory Compliance Forum complements the Grapevine and operates under the auspices of the SEMI EHS International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC)... (More)


China MIIT Director Huang Meets with SEMI Members
In late 2008, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published new information about China's RoHS regulation that could affect companies that market semiconductor manufacturing equipment and / or semiconductor devices in China. To assist member companies in understanding the scope of these changes, SEMI hosted an invitation only meeting on March 18, 2009 with Huang Jianzhong, Director of the MIIT Energy Conserving and Usage Department... (More)


Now Available: SEMI Webcast on Changes to EU RoHS Regulations
In the fall of 2008, the European Commission proposed changes to the European RoHS and WEEE Directives. The SEMI RoHS Working Group researched the possible implications of these changes to SEMI member companies and industry partners. The March 24th webcast highlighted possible impacts and informed SEMI members on ways to address them... (More)


SEMI/ESIA/ISMI/SESHA Host Webcast on REACH Articles 33 Compliance, April 29, 2009
Article 33 of the EU REACH Regulation is challenging the global semiconductor industry in new ways. This April webcast will provide an overview of the requirements and summarize possible impacts to SEMI, ISMI, and ESIA members and industry partners. Speakers will provide advice on compliance approaches... (More)


SESHA 31st Annual Symposium and Exposition
SESHA will hold its 31st Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition at the Hilton Scottsdale in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ, May 18-22, 2009. SEMI will be hosting a Professional Development Course (PDC) focusing on Sustainability on Tuesday, May 19 at this conference. Join us for a great week of EHS programs and events... (More)


SOLARCON China EHS Workshop Proceedings: Now Available
Proceedings from the SOLARCON China EHS Workshop are available for free now download. This workshop covered topics relevant for personnel at PV manufacturing sites, including silane safety, emissions abatement safety and environmental controls, and PV tool and facility safety considerations... (More)


SEMI EHS Workshop at InterSolar Europe in May 2009
This workshop is intended for personnel at PV manufacturing sites that have responsibilities in the areas of: environmental protection; worker safety & health; process tool installation; process tool maintenance; specialty gas and chemical delivery systems; building engineering; facilities; risk management; and insurance... (More)


Look! EHS and Sustainability Events at SEMICON West 2009
SEMI's EHS Division is proud to announce their entire program and events lineup for SEMICON West 2009. Events address industry issues on sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental health and safety. Noteworthy events include Strategic EHS Vision of the New Obama Administration and Energy Conservation Symposium... (More)


Events Calendar

SEMI/ESIA/ISMI/SESHA Host Webcast on REACH Articles 33 Compliance
April 29, 2009

SESHA Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition
May 18 22, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Intersolar Europe 2009
May 27 - 29, 2009, Munich, Germany
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Workshop for Photovoltaic Manufacturers (May 28)

SEMICON West 2009 / Intersolar North America 2009
July 13 - 16, 2009, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Energy Conservation Symposium (July 14)
  • Strategic EHS Vision of the New Obama Administration (July 15)
  • PV EHS Symposium (July 16)

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