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Preliminary control technology survey on Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland, Maine.

Authors
Mihlan GJ; Mitchell RI; Willson RD
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 115-20a, 1983 Jul; :1-38
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NIOSHTIC No.
00130204
Abstract
A preliminary control technology assessment survey was conducted at Fairchild Semiconductor (SIC-3674), South Portland, Maine, on December 4, 1981. The facility manufactured digital bipolar integrated circuits with a staff of 890 production workers and 270 administrators. The facility used a variety of control strategies to control emissions and limit worker exposures to chemical and physical agents. Strategies included engineering controls such as local exhaust ventilation, X-ray and radiofrequency radiation shielding, and process isolation or enclosures; personal protective equipment; and monitoring systems. Local exhaust ventilation of process equipment was used wherever potentially dangerous, toxic, corrosive, or flammable liquid chemicals were used. Shielding was used in ion implantation units to control X-ray emissions, in plasma etching and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition operations to control radio frequency emissions, and in substrate exposure to control ultraviolet emissions. Continuous area monitoring of selected chemical agents and radiation film badges were employed. The authors conclude that the facility had an extremely well managed health and safety program that included industrial hygiene, safety, and occupational health.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Industrial-ventilation; Work-practices; Personal-protective-equipment; Equipment-design; Field-Study; Region-1; Radiation-protection; Radiation-shielding; Radiation-monitoring
Publication Date
19830728
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-148915
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
ECTB-115-20a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
SIC Code
3674
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
ME; OH
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