News Flash from SmallTimes:
"Rapid growth in mainstream consumer markets is changing the structure of the MEMS industry from an artisanal to a volume manufacturing business. Yole Développement projects the MEMS market will near the $10 billion level this year, and is poised for 14% compound annual growth for the next five years, to approach close to $20 billion by 2016." See the full article: "The Future of MEMS...." or the pdf version.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Learning Module
This safety learning module covers the content and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
MEMS fabrication requires the use of many chemicals, some which have potential hazards; therefore, before working in a fabrication facility one must know how to locate a MSDS for a specific chemical and be able to extract all of the safety information that ensures a safe and accident free environment. This learning module provides content and activities that allow the participants to locate MSDSs, extract information and compare the potential hazards of two or more chemicals. Participants will also identify the action needed in case of chemical exposure or spill using the information in a MSDS.
This category contains an Instructor Guide, Participant Guide and supporting presentation.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Learning Module - Participant (Student) Guide.
This learning module contain a pre and post quiz, instructional material on the MSDS, and three activities. Upon completion of this learning module, on should be able to interpret a MSDS as well as locate an MSDS online.
Latest revision July 2011