General Information

This page contains general information about safety in the SMFL.


Safety Training Information

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

Steps to get your safety training

New Users to the SMFL

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, see T. Grimsley to review the test and collect your badge. A signup sheet for review times is outside office 17-2511
(red star) 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.

User with an expired Safety 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, see T. Grimsley to review the test and collect your badge. A signup sheet for review times is outside office 17-2511
(red star) 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 safety Test

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



Safety Infractions in the SMFL

From Section 1.9 of the SMFL Standard Operating Procedure

Violations of SMFL policies will be taken seriously and could result in loss of lab access. Please encourage proper lab usage and report any serious violations to the SMFL staff. Forms for doing this are located on the website and in the SMFL gowning area. The following procedure will be used by SMFL management.
*Users that violate SMFL safety policies will be given either a reminder or a warning.
*Upon receiving a warning, the user will notified in writing. The user’s advisor/supervisor is alsoinformed.

1.9.1 Actions that will result in a verbal reminder
– Safety glasses on top of users head.
– Wearing open toed shoes in cleanroom – user will be asked to leave cleanroom to changefootwear.
– Forgetting to wear your badge in the cleanroom (assuming you have one).
– Minor improper lab protocol (opening the lab door to take to someone in the hall)
– Using lab phones for non-business purposes.

1.9.2 Actions that will result in a warning.
– Improper use of PPE (Not wearing any PPE while performing chemical work) leaving PPE on
center table, not rinsing gloves after use, wearing PPE outside of Wet Etch Bays).
– Improper chemical handling (not labeling chemistry, head inside hood/over heated bath,dipping/pipetting from chemical baths, improper waste disposal).
– Improper use of card swipe (loaning someone your card, taking/using someone else's card for the purpose of letting uncertified users on a tool or charging other projects for your time).
– Processing with an expired safety badge or with a Visitors badge. In the case of a Visitors badge, the sponsor/host/TA will also be given a warning.
– Major improper lab protocol - in cleanroom without suit
– Any action that results in damage or injury that was negligent in nature and not accidental.
*This list is not all inclusive. A warning may be issued for any act that has a higher potential for harm to users or equipment.

Any serious safety violation may result in immediate loss of privileges and lab access.


Special Chemical Hazards

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


SMFL Imported Chemical Policy


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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