Current Perspectives in Industrial Hygiene: Microelectronics Manufacturing
(Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO)
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The model for industrial hygiene practice (Recognition=Evaluation=Control) can be efficiently interpreted in the framework of microelectronics manufacturing process. In this presentation process materials and operations are analyzed for their potential health implications, and control measures common to industry practice are reviewed. Specific variables assessed include physical agents and air contaminants. Traditional and novel approaches to workplace sampling for contaminants are explored, with emphasis on data interpretation by a qualified occupational health specialists. The remainder of the presentation focuses on emerging issues in occupational and community health, for microelectronics and related high-technology workplaces.