SSOE Group to Present at Semiconductor Environment Safety and Health Association 46th Annual Symposium

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17, 2024 –SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that two of its Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) experts will present at the Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA) 46th Annual Symposium. The event will take place April 22 – 25, 2024 at the Hilton Resort at the Peak in Phoenix.

At this year’s symposium, SSOE’s Jeff Tarter, Business Leader, and Mez Roohian, Designer, HazMat and EHS, will present “Is it an H? Understanding Maximum Allowable Quantities Across Building Occupancies: A Comprehensive Analysis” to attendees on April 23, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. (MST). As the demand for varied building functionality intensifies, it is important for safety professionals to understand the complexities related to Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQs) across different building occupancies including B (Business), H (High Hazard), F (Factory), and others. This presentation aims to equip SESHA symposium attendees with a holistic understanding of MAQs, allowing them to facilitate informed decision-making in their designs.

Tarter has over 30 years of chemical and process engineering experience with innovative companies and processes across a broad range of industries.  Jeff possesses a clear understanding of project needs and the challenges inherent in developing and implementing novel, cutting-edge processes. He has vast engineering design experience involving high-pressure systems, high-purity solvents, aggressive fluids, energetic chemistries, and toxic, flammable, and pyrophoric gases.  Tarter also has an extensive background in regulatory compliance and safety.  As a former regulator, he has extensive wastewater and air abatement experience and is a recognized expert on hazardous materials storage, handling, risk management mitigation, and regulatory compliance.

Roohian has over 15 years of experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous materials industries. Having started his career as a manufacturing organic chemist, he moved to EH&S, eventually starting his own company, before joining SSOE. Roohian’s knowledge and experience working in laboratories has helped minimize the impact of EH&S on day-to-day operations without compromising safety. His experience includes code analysis, conducting audits and inspections, developing regulatory guidelines, employee training, site closures, on-site services across EH&S, facilities, and various lab management projects.

For more information on the SESHA 46th Annual Symposium, click here.

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For Safety’s Sake

At SSOE, safety—providing its employees, visitors, and contractors with a safe and healthy environment—is one of the firm’s core values. Its safety-always culture encourages vigilance both on-site and off with a focus on protecting the team, client, and project at all times. The firm employs a full-time safety manager who is devoted to overseeing environmental health and safety and it’s had an incident and observation reporting program firmly in place since 2015 with its own slogan: “For Safety’s Sake—Do Something.”

Along with publishing an internal safety playbook, there is also a multidisciplinary safety committee comprised of employees from across the firm’s business units and global locations focused on identifying concerns, solutions, continuous improvements, and raising awareness of any safety issues that arise company-wide. Additionally, safety tips are made available to SSOE’s 1,500+ employees on a weekly basis.

For more information on SSOE’s ongoing commitment to safety, click here.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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