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  • 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.
  • 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.  Expiration dates correspond with the academic calendar (Fall, spring and Summer semesters).
  • Those without a valid safety badge must wear a Visitor Badge - No processing is allowed.

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Types of safety training available in the SMFL.

Class Training

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

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  • 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.
  • This training is delivered through RIT's MyCourses software.

Researcher Training

For those that are going to be working independently in the SMFL.  You don't need an active project, but you shouldn't be far from getting one.

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    • Chemical training is available for users that already have their Researcher Badge
      • Users should have some chemistry/chemical processing experience beforehand
    • It enables users to perform chemical processing in the two Wet Etch Bays
    • More information can be found here - SMFL Chemical Training


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Steps to get your safety training - new users


New User - Class Safety Badge

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  • Once you have your Researcher Badge, you may attend SMFL Chemical Training to upgrade your capabilities in the lab.
    • See the recommendations before starting Chemical Training.

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Steps to 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.

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