An Overview of the Dangers of Raised Floors Common in Cleanroom Manufacturing and IT Departments.
(Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN)
Many electronics manufacturing companies have raised floors that have significant fall hazards to the subfab. This hazard can also be apparent in Data Centers, which are normally not thought of as a working at heights issue. Due to a recent incident, a survey was distributed to the Fab Owners Association (FOA) to benchmark the prevention of fall hazards. Data from 30 companies revealed great variation in the standardized protocol for prevention in the industry. This presentation is an overview of an actual incident, the challenges that come with raised floors, the benchmarking results, lessons learned and root cause/corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.