SESHA New England Chapter Mini-Conference (August 2009)

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SESHA Mini-Conference

Time and Place

  • Thursday, August 20, 2009, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Axcelis Technologies, 108 Cherry Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 USA [Directions are located here.]
  • + Internet Simulcast


The conference will cover various issues for the semiconductor, photovoltaic and related high technology industries including:

  • Greenhouse Gases: New Massachusetts Regulations Update
  • Toxic Gas Monitoring Best Practices
  • Managing Ergonomic Risks
  • Applying What We’ve Learned from Semiconductor to the PV Industry
  • Radiation Control Program Agenda


    8:00 AM

    Registration & Networking

    9:00 AM

    Welcome and Introductions
    Joe Richard
    (SESHA New England Chapter President, Raytheon IADC)
    Steve Roberge
    (SESHA Past-President, Axcelis Technologies)

    9:15 AM

    Applying What We Learned from Semiconductor to the PV Industry
    Vinnie DiGeorgio
    (FM Global)

    10:00 AM

    Sponsored by Axcelis, Honeywell Analytics, Pacific Packaging and Ergonomics Computer Solutions / Contour Design

    10:30 AM

    Radiation Program Agenda
    Mike Whalen
    (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)

    11:15 AM

    Toxic Gas Monitoring Best Practices
    John Cox
    (CIH, Advanced Technology Solutions)
    Jim Belanger
    (Honeywell Analytics)

    12:00 PM

    Sponsored by Honeywell Analytics, Pacific Packaging, Ergonomics Computer Solutions / Contour Design, Axcelis

    1:00 PM

    Managing Ergonomic Risks
    Brian B. Bethel
    (Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation)

    1:45 PM


    2:15 PM

    Sponsored by: Pacific Packaging, Ergonomics Computer Solutions / Contour Design, Axcelis, and Honeywell Analytics

    2:30 PM

    Greenhouse Gases: New Massachusetts Regulations Update and Roundtable
    Dave Cotter
    (Capaccio Environmental)
    Steve Trammell
    Tom Diamond

    4:15 PM

    Accidents and Incidents

    4:30 PM


Internet Simulcast

As part of its partnership with SESHA, SEMI will be making the entire Mini-Conference available as an Internet Simulcast. You can attend the Simulcast from your comfort of your own office.

Registration and Fees for the Mini-Conference

If you are physically attending the Mini-Conference, the registration fees are $50. If unemployed, you can apply for a financial waiver. Please register on-site or mail / fax the registration form located on the SESHA website. No refunds will be accepted once you pay, but substitutions will be honored at any time. Complete registration instructions are located on the registration form.

Registration and Fees for the Simulcast

SESHA members can access the Simulcast for free. Please visit this SESHA webpage and log in to your SESHA membership account with your last name and membership number (or unique password, if you’ve created one).

Non-SESHA members can also access the Simulcast for free, but they must first complete an online survey located here.

If you have problems registering for or accessing the Simulcast, please contact Sanjay Baliga by email before the mini-conference or by cell phone at 1.408.515.8529 during the mini-conference.

Professional Certification Points

Individuals who physically attend the Mini Conference are eligible to receive certification maintenance points from both BCSP and ABIH. Details will be provided at the conference. Certification points are not available to Simulcast attendees.

Opportunities for Exhibiting Sponsors

If you are interested in being an exhibiting sponsor, please contact Steve Roberge at Axcelis.


SESHA is the premier Environmental, Safety & Health association serving the global semiconductor and associated technology industries. We provide value to our members through education and professional development. For more information, please visit the SESHA website.