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General Information

This page contains general information about safety in the SMFL.

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SMFL Users Manual

SMFL Users Manual

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  • Lab accidents happen all the time, do you know what to do and how to prevent them?
    • Be able to recognize the hazards you are working with.
    • Eliminate or minimize the identified risks.
    • Evaluate the potential risk - probability and severity
    • Maintain focus on your experiment

Safety Training Information

All users of the SMFL must go through some form of safety training first and then take and pass an SMFL Safety Test on a yearly basis.

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Safety Badge Information

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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.

There are two 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.

Steps to get your safety training - new users

New User - Class Safety Badge

1) Go to RIT's MyCourses
2) Look for the "SMFL Safety" course - if you don't see it, email T. Grimsley
3) Read and review the Class Safety training material listed in the contents section. It can also be found here as well.
4) Once you are familiar with this material, go to the quizzes section and take the current quarter's safety quiz.
5) The quiz will grade itself once you submit it. You must achieve a 97% or higher to pass.

  • You can review the feedback for all of your missed questions. Review this material and take the test again. Continue until you achieve a 97%.

6) Once you achieve a 97% or higher, your class safety badge will be placed in gowning.
7) Your badge is good for one year.

  • Students will be added to the "SMFL Safety" Class in MyCourses starting Wednesday, March 6th

New User - Researcher Badge

1) Attend a New Researcher Safety Training Class - schedule is here
2) You will be sent a link to the safety test - take it.
3) After taking the test, you will receive an email with your next steps. Either to retake the test or to come for a test review.

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The training process is not done until you have reviewed the test with T. Grimsley and signed the SMFL Safety Test Review form.

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.

1) Go to RIT's MyCourses
2) Look for the "SMFL Safety" course - if you don't see it, email T. Grimsley
3) Read and review the Class Safety training material listed in the contents section. It can also be found here as well.
4) Once you are familiar with this material, go to the quizzes section and take the current quarter's safety quiz.
5) The quiz will grade itself once you submit it. You must achieve a 97% or higher to pass.

  • You can review the feedback for all of your missed questions. Review this material and take the test again. Continue until you achieve a 97%.

6) Once you achieve a 97% or higher, your class safety badge will be placed in gowning.
7) Your badge is good for one year.

  • Students will be added to the "SMFL Safety" Class in MyCourses starting Wednesday, March 6th

Researcher Badge

1) Attend a Refresher Safety Training Class - schedule is here
2) You will be sent a link to the safety test - take it.
3) After taking the test, you will receive an email with your next steps. Either to retake the test or to come for a test review.

Note

The training process is not done until you have reviewed the test with T. Grimsley and signed the SMFL Safety Test Review form.

Information about the SMFL Researcher Safety Test
  • The SMFL Researcher Safety Test is online. You will be sent a link to the test after attending a New Researcher Training Session or a Researcher Refresher Session.
  • The test is T/F and multiple choice format - ~70 questions. More than one answer maybe correct for the multiple choice.
  • Once you open the link to the test, you must complete it. Do not leave your browser inactive for any length of time or the test will reset and not submit correctly.
  • There is no passing grade for the test as everyone needs to review their results. There is a minimum score that must be attained before you can come to your review.
    • The minimum score is 90%. Below this you will need to retake the test.
    • You will receive an email within 24 hours of submitting your test whether;
      1) You can sign up for your review. Sign up sheets are located outside room 17-2511 (T. Grimsley)
      2) Or will need to take the test again. A link will be provided for the next test attempt.
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If you do not receive an email within 24hrs after submitting your test, please contact T. Grimsley for your results, or to see if your test submitted correctly.

Here is a list of the '''test questions''' to help you study for the Researcher Safety Test

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can be found here - pdf document


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Safety Training Information

Information about the SMFL Safety Training Policies and procedures

Listing of available sessions for New Researcher and Chemical training

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SDS Information


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

The SDS listing of Approved Researcher Chemistry can be found here

  • There are several computers in the cleanroom - the easiest ones to access for SDS information are:
    • Gowning
    • Photo 1
    • Photo 2
  • These computers are all marked with the yellow /black SDS sign above them.

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Special Chemical Hazards

The information below is given on these particular chemicals as the pose special risks to SMFL users.

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SMFL Imported Chemical Policy

  • The SMFL has a large number of chemicals available for use in the facility. There may be times when a chemical needed for a project is not stocked in the SMFL.
  • Before any chemical can be brought in, it must be signed off by the SMFL. This applies to all users whether they are internal or external.
  • The SMFL Imported Chemical Worksheet needs to be filled out and submitted with the SDS before the chemicals can be brought into the lab.
    • Fill out sections 1,2 & 6 and bring to T. Grimsley in 17-2511 for review and signoff.


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Safety Infractions in the SMFL

From Section 1.9 of the SMFL Standard Operating Procedure

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  • First Warning
    – Lab user is informed in writing about the warning.
  • Second Warning
    – Lab user is informed in writing about the warning.
    – Off hours privileges are lost if Lab user had OH status.
  • Third Warning
    – Lab user is informed in writing about the warning.
    – Safety badge is removed.
    – Safety certification is lost. User must go through new user training.
    – Tool certifications are lost. User must go through tool certification again. Trainer on second certification must be different than the original.

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Any serious safety violation may result in immediate loss of privileges and lab access. This is at the discretion of the SMFL management.

Special Chemical Hazards

The information below is given on these particular chemicals as the pose special risks to SMFL users.

SMFL Imported Chemical Policy

  • The SMFL has a large number of chemicals available for use in the facility. There may be times when a chemical needed for a project is not stocked in the SMFL.
  • Before any chemical can be brought in, it must be signed off by the SMFL. This applies to all users whether they are internal or external.
  • The SMFL Imported Chemical Worksheet needs to be filled out and submitted with the MSDS before the chemicals can be brought into the lab.
    • Fill out sections 1,2 & 6 and bring to T. Grimsley in 17-2511 for review and signoff.

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MSDS Information

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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
  • These computers are all marked with the yellow /black MSDS sign above them.

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Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Hazard Communication

Starting in 2015, the SMFL has moved to using the GHS for communicating chemical hazards.

Some features

  • International standard for labeling chemistry.
  • Labels will contain more than just basic hazard rating – specific warnings and dangers.
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) will now be referred to as SDS (Safety Data Sheets).

As the GHS labels must contain specific information, users are no longer able to make their own chemical labels as was the case with the previous system.

All chemical labels are to be provided by the SMFL


RIT EH&S

  RIT Environmental Health & Safety Website - Find the RIT Accident Report Form here

 

 

 

 

 

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