In the past 60 years, the semiconductors industry has expanded greatly. 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.
Semiconductor hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to semiconductors.
- Silicon Device Manufacturing. OSHA reviews the processes, potential hazards, and possible solutions involved in silicon device manufacturing.
- Gallium Arsenide Device Manufacturing. OSHA reviews the processes, potential hazards, and possible solutions involved in gallium arsenide device manufacturing.