SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Revised (if Applicable):
Revision to SEMI S1-1015 Safety Guideline for Equipment Safety Labels
Originating Global Technical Committee:
Originating TC Chapter:
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out:
S1 Revision Task Force
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)
a. Describe the need or problem addressed by this activity.
(Indicate the customer, what benefits they will receive, and if possible, quantify the impact on the return on investment [ROI] if the Document is implemented.)
As part of SEMI’s Five-Year review of SEMI S1, the S1 Revision TF identified some revisions to SEMI S1 to
In its May 2021 meeting, the NA EHS TCC approved SNARF 6783, authorizing the SEMI S1 Revision TF to
prepare a ballot of Line Item changes. However, during its work, the TF found that some of the changes
are within the first three sections of SEMI S1 and the changes are, in sum, pervasive. These
characteristics can lead to the proposed changes being construed as meeting the definition of a “major
revision”, i.e., not eligible to be considered on a Line Item ballot.
Furthermore, redirecting an effort from a Line Item ballot to a “major revision” ballot requires replacing,
rather than revising, a SNARF.
Therefore, the TF hereby proposes this SNARF for a “major revision” of SEMI S1.
b. Estimate effect on industry.
4: Slight effect or effect not determinable
Sector or Company Information:
c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible
Describe the technical areas to be covered or addressed by this Document development activity. For Subordinate Standards, list common concepts or criteria that the Subordinate Standard inherits from the Primary Standard, as well as differences from the Primary Standard:
Update of SEMI S1 including:
1) conversion of NOTES to permissive numbered paragraphs,
2) aligning the uses of “can” and “may” with the Style Guide,
3) removal of a Somewhat Confusing Sentence,
4) changes to Section 6 to improve alignment with the intent of SEMI S1 and with ANSI 535.4,
5) changes to Section 9 (conversion of a NOTE to a numbered paragraph and adding a provision
that conformance with SEMI S1 includes attempting to create a symbol specific to the hazard if
none is already available),
6) changes to §12.2 Safe Viewing Distance,
7) updating organization information in several footnotes,
8) removing the revision date from ANSI/NEMA Z535.3 in Section A1-1.1,
9) updating German translation of NOTICE from “HINWEIS” to “ACHTUNG”,
10) corrections to RI 1 of method count and of what “mm” is a unit, and
11) editorial changes throughout the Safety Guideline, including:
- removing the table of contents that is in a format that is no longer permitted and inserting a
Table of Contents that conforms to SEMI’s current style,
- correcting the redundancy in the phrase “potential hazard” (“Potential” is part of the definition
- correcting grammatical errors, including errors in punctuation,
- correcting other nonconformances with SEMI’s Style Manual, and
- improving readability and clarity.
b: Expected result of activity
Major revision to an existing Standard or Safety Guideline
For a new Subordinate Standard, identify the Primary Standard here:
For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:
3. Projected Timetable for Completion:
a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start:
b. 1st Draft by:
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by:
d. Letter Ballot by:
e. TC Chapter Approval By:
4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
List SEMI global technical committees, TC Chapters, subcommittees, or task forces in your or other Regions/Locales that should be kept informed regarding the progress of this activity. (Refer to SEMI Standards organization charts and global technical committee charters and scopes as needed.)
List any planned Type I Liaisons with external nonprofit organizations (e.g., SDO) that should receive Draft Documents from Standards staff for feedback during this activity and be notified when the Letter Ballot is issued (refer to Procedure Manual § 7):
will not be issued
Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):
5. Safety Considerations:
The resulting document is expected:
to be a Safety Guideline
to be a Safety Guideline
": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is NOT technically sound and complete - Refer to Section 15.1 of the
for special procedures to be followed.
NOT to be a Safety Guideline
": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is still technically sound and complete.
6. Intellectual Property Considerations:
For a new Standard or Safety Guideline and for any part to be modified or added in a Revision of published Standards and Safety Guidelines
the use of patented technology is NOT required.
If "patented technology is intended to be included in the proposed Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) " is selected above, then also check one:
For Revision, Reapproval, Reinstatement, or Withdrawal of existing Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s):
there is no known material patented technology necessary to use or implement the Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s)
The body of the Document and any Appendices, Complementary Files, Related Information sections, or Various Materials that may or may not be a part of the Document by reference:
will incorporate Copyrighted Item
the use of patented technology or the incorporation of Copyrighted Item(s) is NOT required’
: If in the course of developing the Document, it is determined that the use of patented technology or Copyrighted Item(s) is necessary for the Document, the provisions of
§ 16 must be followed.
will incorporate Copyrighted Item’
: A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner prior to publication.
7. Comments, Special Circumstances:
Copyrighted material was published in previous versions of SEMI S1, so TF infers that SEMI Staff has
permission on file.
TC Member Review:
took place between (put dates below) before approval by the GCS, or
Member Review Start Date;
Member Review End Date:
‘TC Member Review’ is required by the
for a period of at least two weeks
before approval of a new, or a major revision of an existing, Standard or Safety Guideline. (Refer to
9. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS
Recorded in TC Minutes
10. SNARF Extension Dates:
TC Chapter Extension Granted on
Extension Expires on