SEMI International Standards
SEMI New Activity Report Form (SNARF)



Activity Number: 5009
SNARF for: Revisions to SEMI S8-0308, Safety Guidelines for Ergonomics Engineering of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment (Revisions related to the SESC checklist) and SEMI S2, Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment (removal of RI3 related to EMO reach)


Originating Global Technical Committee: EH&S
Originating Technical Committee Region: North America
Task Force in which work is to be carried out: Ergonomics Task Force


1. Rationale: Currently the critical section of S8, the SESC checklist, exists in addition to a similar image of the checklist in RI7 with helpful graphics and some additional application information. The task force has determined that combining the two into App1 will make the document easier to use. The majority of the information will be added to App 1 as informative information. Some information may become normative if the team feels it is appropriate.
Rate the Estimated Effect on the Industry
4: Slight effect or effect not determinable

Rate the Estimated Technical Difficulty of the Activity
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

2. Scope:
a: Define the areas to be covered or addressed by this activity or document:
SEMI S8 Appendix 1 - Supplier Ergonomics Success Criteria
SEMI S8 Related Information 7 – Supplier Ergonomic Success Criteria (SESC) Checklist Applications Guide

Deletion of Related Information 3 in S2


b: Expected result of activity
Revision to an existing Standard/Guideline

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:
a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 08/01/2010b. 1st Draft by: 09/15/2010
c. Preballot by: d. Technical Ballot by: 10/04/2010
e. Committee Approval By:04/15/2011




Safety Considerations:
The resulting document is expected to be a Safety Guideline


Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. In complying with the standard or safety guideline to be developed, the use of patented technology or a copyrighted item(s) is NOT required
b. The body of the standard and any appendices or related information sections will NOT include copyrighted material

Comments, Special Circumstances: SNARF revised on July 11, 2013 (West) to add S2 in scope (i.e., removal of RI3 related to EMO reach).

Approval: Activity approved by Committee/GCS on July 16, 2010