The February chapter meeting was the chapter’s annual Codes/Regulatory Update meeting. Presentations included updates from OSHA, NFPA and local building codes update and air quality updates. In addition to presentations, a short panel discussion followed. The meeting was sponsored by Motorola and held at the Other Place at the Dobson Ranch Inn.
The May chapter meeting included an update on SEMI’s Global Decommissioning project and a moderated panel discussion related to Creating a Safety Culture in the midst of an industry downturn. The panelists represented On-Semiconductor, Air Products, ASU, Microchip, and General Dynamics. The moderator, John Bucciarelli did an excellent job in preparing the questions and moderating the lively discussion. The moderated panel discussion format was a fairly new format and was received positively by the 44 attendees. The meeting was sponsored by Arizona State University and held at the University Club on the ASU campus.
Steering Committee Activities
The Steering Committee continues to meet monthly to address the needs of the local chapter. Recently, the committee has been brainstorming to develop ideas to support the National SESHA Symposium scheduled for April 2004 in Scottsdale. A sub committee has been established to support National’s efforts to secure local vendor support. Jeff Pugh is coordinating the sub committee’s efforts. Additionally, the Steering Committee elected to merge the annual Emerging Technologies mini-conference with the national symposium events. The committee felt its efforts and limited funds available to members for professional activities should be directed to and support the national symposium rather than a local mini-conference.