April 16, 2012
SILICON WAFERS DO NOT REQUIRE (SAFETY DATA SHEET)
The United States governing body that oversees safety in the workplace, The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), has established a Scope and Application for hazard assessment and communication (United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Chapter XVII, Part 1910.1200(b)), and an exemption to that requirement (29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(6)(v)) for manufactured articles (29 CFR 1910.1200(c)).
As defined, SDS's are neither required nor appropriate for manufactured "articles" under the "Hazard Communication Standard". WRS' silicon wafers are formed and processed to a specific end-use that is dependent on their shape and which under normal use conditions release no hazardous chemicals nor pose a physical hazard or health risk. Thus, they meet the definition and intent of an "article" as specified in the above named regulation(s).