Tara Collins has spent the last 7 years as a Product Safety Engineer at ASM. Tara has focused on the design, testing, and evaluation of many ASM product lines (EPI, ALD, Etch) to both SEMI S2 and Machinery Directive requirements. She utilizes formal risk assessment process to justify engineering changes to ensure ASM America’s designs are robust and fail safe. In addition she actively participates on ASM’s Global Product Safety Council, helping to create custom product safety training material, and ASM internal design guidelines. She also plays a critical role in root-cause investigation of significant incidents and applies Effective Problem Solving (EPS) techniques to ensure the reason for incident is clearly understood and to put in place the correct preventative measures. Previous to ASM she worked at FM Industries, formerly Praxair, on next generation anodizing techniques while maintaining the EHS responsibilities for the site.