May 2009 www.semi.org/ehs


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From the Director

SEMI Assists SESHA in Simulcasting Symposium

Now Available: SEMI Webcast on 2009 Global Swine Flu Pandemic

SEMI Introduces NEW EHS Pavilion at SEMICON West

Deadline Extended for SEMICON West Sustainable Technologies Award

Look! EHS and Sustainability Events at SEMICON West 2009

SEMI Participates in Carbon Accounting Symposium

SEMI Submits Comments to the UK on Proposed Changes to EU RoHS / WEEE

SEMI Launches REACH Equipment Suppliers Survey

Now Available: SEMI Webcast on the EU REACH Article 33 Requirements

Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage

U.S. Government Energy Funding Available for High-Risk, High-Payoff Concepts

Events Calendar


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SEMICON West
July 14-16
San Francisco, California USA

Sustainable Technologies Award 2009

Global Care Principles

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


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From the Director

The hallmark of the "high tech" environmental, health and safety profession is the willingness of EHS personnel from different companies to share their hazard control practices and to collaborate on solving EHS challenges. During the early 1980's, this camaraderie and sharing of lessons learned from incidents was the genesis of the High Technology EHS Symposium put on by the Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Health Association (SESHA). What began as a group of EHS professionals getting together (in secret at the very beginning because they didn't want their companies to know they were talking to each other) became an annual conference dedicated to educating persons new to the field or industry and for sharing programs and best practices.

One of the most interesting sessions during the SESHA symposium each year was the "Accidents and Incidents" open microphone discussion where companies openly shared accidents and "near misses." To help increase visibility of these types of incidents, the SEMI International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC) is developing a "Lessons Learned" database for capturing and sharing information... (more)

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


SEMI Assists SESHA in Simulcasting Symposium
For the first time, SESHA will stream the audio/video content of its annual Symposium live via the internet. The presentation slides and speaker's voice can be watched on your computer.. it's almost like being there! If you cannot come to Arizona for the Symposium, please join us by Simulcast... (More)


Now Available: SEMI Webcast on 2009 Global Swine Flu Pandemic
Due to SEMI member and industry partner concern about the possible impacts of the 2009 Influenza Pandemic (Swine Flu or H1N1 Flu), SEMI hosted two separate webcasts, summarizing the pandemic and suggested approaches to respond to it... (More)


New EHS Pavilion at SEMICON West this Year
New for 2009! SEMICON West (July 14-16) offers a distinct space for companies to showcase their EHS products and services. The EHS/Sustainability Pavilion, located in West Hall of the Moscone Center, is a great opportunity. SEMICON West draws over 40,000 professional attendees from the world's leading microelectronics technology companies... (More)

Deadline Extended for SEMICON West Sustainable Technologies Award
The SEMICON West 2009 Sustainable Technologies Award provides recognition of exhibitors who provide equipment, materials or services that contribute to sustainable improvement of the environment. The deadline for submission of an application is extended until June 1... (More)

Look! EHS and Sustainability Events at SEMICON West 2009
The SEMI EHS Division announces its events lineup for SEMICON West 2009. Events address industry issues on sustainability, energy efficiency, and EHS. Noteworthy events include Strategic EHS Vision of the New Obama Administration and Energy Conservation Symposium... (More)


SEMI Participates in Carbon Accounting Symposium
Bruce Klafter (Applied Materials) and Aaron Zude (SEMI) participated at the recent Enterprise Carbon Accounting Symposium held May 14. This one-day symposium provided ideas and solutions on the major issues facing large corporations and institutions around carbon accounting. SEMI partnered with Greentech Media and Groom Energy in presenting this event. The agenda included... (More)


SEMI Submits Comments to the UK on Proposed Changes to EU RoHS/WEEE
In April 2009 as part of a larger proposal from the European Commission, a UK regulatory government agency (BERR) invited industry representatives to provide feedback on proposed changes to the EU RoHS/WEEE regulations. The SEMI RoHS Working Group submitted comments to BERR urging... (More)


Now Available: SEMI Webcast on the EU REACH Article 33 Requirements
Article 33 of the EU REACH Regulation is challenging the global semiconductor industry in new ways. This webcast provided an overview of the requirements and summarize possible impacts to SEMI, ISMI, and ESIA members and industry partners. Speakers provided suggestions for compliance approaches... (More)


Pushing for Solid State Lighting to Reduce Global Energy Usage
Some 200 attendees from across the supply chain gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid State Lighting Manufacturing Workshop on April 21 – 22 in Virginia (USA) to start to hammer out a potential manufacturing initiative to bring down the costs of LEDs for general lighting. DOE targets the sector as one of the major ways to cut U.S. energy consumption, while strengthening the U.S. technology manufacturing sector... (More)


U.S. Government Energy Funding Available for High-Risk, High-Payoff Concepts
The goal of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is to create transformational new energy technologies and systems through funding and managing research and development (R&D) efforts. ARPA-E will uniquely focus on high-risk, high-payoff concepts– technologies promising true energy transformations. ARPA-E is an organization within the Department of Energy (DOE)... (More)


Events Calendar

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

Intersolar Europe 2009
May 2-29, 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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