General Information

This page contains general information about safety in the SMFL.

(red star) RIT Accident Report Form (pdf)

Lab accidents happen all the time, do you know what to do and how to prevent them?
A few sites that detail lab accidents

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.

Safety Badge Information

 

Types of safety training available in the SMFL.

Class Training

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.

Researcher Training

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.

 




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.

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.

 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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



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.

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 change footwear.
– 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 another lab users 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. 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


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