Salus Engineering International incorporated as an independent consulting company specializing in equipment product safety for complex machines in 2009. The Principals at Salus Engineering International had been conducting SEMI S2 safety assessments and working with the largest semiconductor equipment manufacturers in the world since the 1990’s. Through their participation in development of SEMI “S” standards, electrical standards for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and meeting to discuss their specific safety compliance concerns, Salus has been working with semiconductor, solar and disc drive manufacturers worldwide for more than 20 years. The end users know Salus Engineering International for their SEMI S2 reports and end user specific Equipment Engineering Safety Design reports.
The creation of Salus Engineering International corporation was the result of a management transition of the team of technical experts out of AECOM/Earth Tech. The President and Principals of Salus Engineering International had been working together as Earth Tech Microelectronics Services since 1997 to provide the highest quality technical equipment environmental, health, and safety evaluations to the manufacturers of semiconductor fabrication equipment. Over the course of twelve years, this group built an international reputation as a strong integrated team of interdisciplinary experts. In 2008, AECOM bought the group's parent company, Earth Tech; and in 2009 it chose to divest itself of the Microelectronics group by passing the business practice to a new organization made up of the group's senior technical management. Incorporating as Salus Engineering International, we continued all the product safety evaluation contracts and to support the same clients in their equipment safety assessment needs. And more than 10 years later, we continue to support the same clients and many more with the same high quality machinery safety audits.
Many of our plans for this year have been interrupted by the Coronavirus Pandemic: equipment safety evaluations across Asia, Europe and America; international training events; face to face meetings for development of safety standards; etc. Despite this, Salus Engineering International continues to support our clients with equipment safety assessments in accordance with SEMI S2 and its supporting standards, and the European Safety Directives for Machinery and Low Voltage. People are at the heart of our technical expertise and that of the complex machine manufacturers. Conducting audits while keeping individual safety and complying with contact and travel regulations is fundamental to our services.
Salus Engineering International is conducting Remote Realtime Evaluations using video and audio platforms to inspect the detailed physical construction of the systems and direct machine safety testing as we would if we were onsite.
The implementation of Remote Realtime Evaluations while the restrictions of the pandemic are in place are supporting our clients in their need to complete safety audits prior to shipping to their customers. Many in the complex machinery industry – semiconductor, disc drive, solar energy, storage batteries – have been designated as Essential Services and Salus is supporting them. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us!
The Principals of Salus have participated in the face-to-face SEMI standards meetings for more than 25 years. These meetings are being held virtually with the President and Vice President of Salus continuing to lead their respective meetings as Chair and Co-Chair.
Salus Engineering International celebrated our 10 year anniversary in July.
Once again Salus ran an open SEMI S2 training event in China for participants to be introduced to the fundamentals of product safety evaluations with graphic application examples. This was in addition to popular Introduction to SEMI S2, and detailed technical courses, at numerous equipment manufacturer sites around the world.
Chris Evanston continued as chair and co-chair of SEMI S2 EHS committee participating in the spring, summer and fall North America SEMI Standards meetings as well as technical leader or co-chair for the electrical safety standards, including attending the TC44 meeting regarding ongoing development of the IEC 60204-33 standard.
In 2019, Salus Engineering International attended
To find out more about Salus Engineering International's participation in these events, please contact us.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings in the spring, summer & fall
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings July 11-13, 2017 and April 3-7, 2017. Salus attended the fall meetings from November 6-9, 2017, as participants and co-chairmen.
Congratulations to John Visty, CIH, for being awarded the North American SEMI International Standards Merit Award. This award was in recognition of Visty's dedication to the revision of SEMI S2's industrial hygiene section, focused on clarifying and standardizing the chemical conformance criteria.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings July 11-14, 2016 and April 4–7, 2016. As participants and co-chairmen, Salus attended the fall meetings from November 7-11, 2016.
John Visty, CIH, was the 2016 chairman of Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA).
Salus Engineering International attended SEMICON West July 13-16, 2015.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings July 13-16, 2015.
Salus Engineering International attended SEMICON West July 8-10, 2014.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings March 31- April 3, 2014.
Salus Engineering International attended SEMICON West July 9-11, 2013.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings July 8-11, 2013.
Chris Evanston and John Visty of Salus Engineering presented at the SESHA 35th Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium in Long Beach, CA on March 18-22, 2013.
Salus Engineering International attended SEMICON China in Shanghai on March 19-21, 2013.
Salus principals participated in the North America SEMI Standards meetings October 28-November 1, 2012.
Salus Engineering International attended SEMICON Europa October 9-11, 2012.
Salus conducted a Design for Seagate SOP 39 Training October 23-25, 2012, at Seagate's Penang, Malaysia facility.
Juhachiro Nishikawa published an article on the safe design of manufacturing equipment in Japan in the December issue of the IPEJ Journal (vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 8-11)