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Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report of Motorola, Incorporated, Semiconductor Group, Phoenix, Arizona, Photovoltaics Area.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 68-15, 1979 May; :1-25
A walk through survey was conducted at the Motorola, Incorporated, Semiconductor Facility, Phoenix, Arizona, where research was being conducted on photovoltaic process technologies and finished modules were being produced. The photovoltaics area included processes from wafer to finished module production. Processes used were described, including wafer cleaning and etching, texture etching, junction formation, metallization, and module assembly. Results of the survey indicated that industrial hygiene controls were excellent, with model chemical handling and accident prevention systems. The company safety manager and safety engineer inspected all equipment before installation or operation. Medical records were maintained for all personnel. The approach for ventilation control and chemical handling was to provide complete control for all operations and all possible air contaminants. The author concludes that this operation could well serve as a model to be emulated by other firms in this field.
NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Semiconductors; Power-generation; Electric-power-generation; Safety-practices; Accident-prevention; Ventilation-systems
Field Studies; Industry Wide
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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