17 - 21 April 2017
SESHA is the premier Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) association serving the high technology and associated industries. The Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition brings together hundreds of ESH professionals to discuss cutting edge high technology ESH topics, learn about approaches to ESH challenges and emerging ESH technologies, and foster collaboration with others within the SESHA community.
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ERM at the Event
ERM Partners Steve Hawkins and Michael Lewman will be presenting on the topic of Risk-Based Process Safety Management (RBPSM) in the Semiconductor Industry.
While most semiconductor manufacturing facilities do not contain quantities of highly hazardous chemicals in threshold quantities sufficient to be subject to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations, some organizations are applying Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) concepts as a systematic means to not only ensure EHS risks are identified and quantified, but also to strengthen overall business performance and provide competitive advantages.
The presentation will discuss the basic concepts of RBPS, including a brief review of the 20 elements as provided by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) framework, and present the benefits of developing and implementing process safety management systems for semiconductor processes. Case studies will be presented, as applicable, to detail the advantages, as well as the challenges, of RBPS for the semiconductor industry.
Steve Hawkins, CPEA, CPSA, Partner
Mr. Hawkins has over 23 years of EH&S consulting experience with a focus of the development and implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Planning (RMP) programs. Steve has designed, implemented, and/or audited PSM/RMP programs for a variety of industrial clients in various sectors including the high technology industry. In addition to a strong focus on OSHA’s PSM Standard and EPA’s RMP Rule, he has extensive work globally with Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) programs for clients across Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Michael Lewman, Partner
Mr. Lewman has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, health, safety, product stewardship and sustainability, primarily in high technology industries. While most of his career has been with companies in Silicon Valley, he also has significant experience throughout Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Australia.