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SMFL

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Users Manual(pdf)

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Safety

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(red star) RIT Accident Report Form (pdf)

Watch the CSB video "Experimenting with Danger" -  just watch the first 16 minutes.

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
A few sites that detail lab accidents

Safety Training Information

Information about the SMFL Safety Training Policies and procedures

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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
    • Wet Etch Photo 1Wet Etch
    • Photo 2
  • These computers are all marked with the yellow /black SDS sign above them.

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Check here to see the listing of currently approved chemicals

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Safety Infractions in the SMFL

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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.

 

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Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Hazard Communication

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  • 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

 

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