EHS professionals in the semiconductor industry can share useful technical and regulatory information over the SEMI Environmental, Health & Safety (SEHS) Grapevine. The Grapevine is an email-based discussion list with over 500 registered members. In the ten years since its inception, the Grapevine has hosted over 1,000 discussion topics.
In 2012, members addressed the following topics:
- Geothermal Energy Use for Fabs
- Exhaust for Portable Chemical Carts
- Lifts Use in Subfabs
- Arsine Exposure
- Process Exhaust Loss
- Tool Fire Suppression System Testing
- Wooden Pallets vs. Plastic Pallets
- Gas Hoses Suitable for Oxygen Enriched Applications
- LEL of Flammable Gas Mixtures
- Toxic Gas Monitoring Set Points
Instructions for joining are located on the SEMI website.
As a registered member, you can send pertinent questions to all other members with a single email. Subsequently, members can respond to your email privately or publicly.
All Grapevine discussions are archived on the SEMI website. The archive contains a library of all topics discussed on the Grapevine since 2001.
In addition to the Grapevine, SEMI is considering adding web-based discussion forums for knowledge-sharing. If you would like to be involved with the design of these forums, please contact Sanjay Baliga (SEMI Senior Manager in San Jose) at email@example.com.