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  • A valid safety badge (two types) is required to use the facilities. You receive a new safety badge after taking and passing an SMFL Safety Test
  • Badges are good for one year from the date of your last safety test
  • Those without a valid safety badge must wear a Visitor Badge - No processing is allowed.

Starting 3/1/13 - There are two types  

Types of safety training available in the SMFL.

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For those taking a lab in the SMFL - basic safety training

This level enables user to operate in the SMFL under supervision of Instructor/TA/Researcher

No certification/swiping of tools.

Tool operation is done under the supervision of a Certified User for that tool.


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For those working independently in the SMFL.

Appropriate for upper level students actively processing wafers in lab sections. For example - MicroE students working on their senior project.

Basic safety training along with SMFL policies and procedures.

Able to be certified on tools.

All previous SMFL Safety Badges are considered to be Researcher type badges.

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Steps to get your safety training - new users

New User - Class Safety Badge


4) Your card and existing tool certifications will be added to the system at this time.


Steps to get renew your expired safety badge

Class Safety Badge

  • The steps to renew a Class Badge are the same as getting your Class badge for the first time. The material is updated on a yearly basis.



NFPA Hazard Diamond

The SMFL uses the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Hazard Diamond for labeling of chemical containers.

Information about the NFPA Label

Official Site of the NFPA - Code 704

See the SMFL Chemistry List for specific NFPA ratings for the materials found in the SMFL.







MSDS Information

The SMFL maintains it's MSDS database of Standard Chemistry on this wiki.

The MSDS listing of Approved Researcher Chemistry can be found here





  • There are several computers in the cleanroom - the easiest ones to access for MSDS information are:
    • Gowning
    • Wet Etch 1
    • Wet Etch 2