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==Buddy System==
==Buddy System==


The  laboratory  is  open  to  qualified  users  both  day  and  night,  weekdays  and  weekends. Certain instruments and procedures may, however, be restricted to the normal work day, or only allowed in the presence of a staff member. In general, a“buddy” is another knowledgeable user within the facility who can and will watch out  for  you  in  case  of  trouble.  Laboratory  “buddies”  must  of  necessity  communicate with each other to be effective. The use of chemicals in particular is restricted  to  the  buddy  system  after  normal  hours,  i.e.  all  time  outside  8  a.m.-5 p.m. normal workdays.   
'''The  laboratory  is  open  to  qualified  users  both  day  and  night,  weekdays  and  weekends.''' Certain instruments and procedures may, however, be restricted to the normal work day, or only allowed in the presence of a staff member. In general, a“buddy” is another knowledgeable user within the facility who can and will watch out  for  you  in  case  of  trouble.  Laboratory  “buddies”  must  of  necessity  communicate with each other to be effective. The use of chemicals in particular is restricted  to  the  buddy  system  after  normal  hours,  i.e.  all  time  outside  8  a.m.-5 p.m. normal workdays.   


You may not wet etch, mix chemicals, or dispose of waste without another user in the  area.A  “visitor”  is  not  considered  a  knowledgeable  user  for  the  purpose of  the  “buddy”  system.  The buddy system  particularly  applies  to  all  wet  chemical  use  during  off  hours.  Additional  procedures  may  apply  to  specific  instruments.  You  will  be  advised  of  these  when  you  are  trained  on  each  instrument.
You may not wet etch, mix chemicals, or dispose of waste without another user in the  area. '''A  “visitor”  is  not  considered  a  knowledgeable  user  for  the  purpose of  the  “buddy”  system.  The buddy system  particularly  applies  to  all  wet  chemical  use  during  off  hours.''' Additional  procedures  may  apply  to  specific  instruments.  You  will  be  advised  of  these  when  you  are  trained  on  each  instrument.


Each  piece  of  equipment  will  have  a  training  requirement  before  a  user  is  permitted  to  use  it  without  supervision.    A  probationary  period  of  operation,  consisting of a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of daytime use without user-caused problems,  will  then  be  required  before  the  user  will  be  allowed  to  operate  the  equipment  off-hours.    If  a  user-caused  incident  occurs  after  that,  the  individual  will need to obtain additional training (amount at the discretion of the KNI staff) and repeat  the  probation  on  the  equipment  during  daytime  hours  M-F  to  re-gain the off-hour privileges.
Each  piece  of  equipment  will  have  a  training  requirement  before  a  user  is  permitted  to  use  it  without  supervision.    A  probationary  period  of  operation,  consisting of a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of daytime use without user-caused problems,  will  then  be  required  before  the  user  will  be  allowed  to  operate  the  equipment  off-hours.    If  a  user-caused  incident  occurs  after  that,  the  individual  will need to obtain additional training (amount at the discretion of the KNI staff) and repeat  the  probation  on  the  equipment  during  daytime  hours  M-F  to  re-gain the off-hour privileges.

Revision as of 23:32, 11 January 2020

Requesting New Chemicals

PPE Overview

Refer to manual

Hazardous Waste Handling and Labeling

Refer to manual

Decanting Chemicals

Hot Plate Rules

When using hot plates, check that your beaker is both suitable for hot plate use and smaller than the area of the hot plate.

Never use a Teflon or plastic beaker on a hot plate.

Always monitor the temperature of the chemicals on a hot plate with the appropriate thermometer.

Buddy System

The laboratory is open to qualified users both day and night, weekdays and weekends. Certain instruments and procedures may, however, be restricted to the normal work day, or only allowed in the presence of a staff member. In general, a“buddy” is another knowledgeable user within the facility who can and will watch out for you in case of trouble. Laboratory “buddies” must of necessity communicate with each other to be effective. The use of chemicals in particular is restricted to the buddy system after normal hours, i.e. all time outside 8 a.m.-5 p.m. normal workdays.

You may not wet etch, mix chemicals, or dispose of waste without another user in the area. A “visitor” is not considered a knowledgeable user for the purpose of the “buddy” system. The buddy system particularly applies to all wet chemical use during off hours. Additional procedures may apply to specific instruments. You will be advised of these when you are trained on each instrument.

Each piece of equipment will have a training requirement before a user is permitted to use it without supervision. A probationary period of operation, consisting of a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of daytime use without user-caused problems, will then be required before the user will be allowed to operate the equipment off-hours. If a user-caused incident occurs after that, the individual will need to obtain additional training (amount at the discretion of the KNI staff) and repeat the probation on the equipment during daytime hours M-F to re-gain the off-hour privileges.

Secondary Containment

Other Best Practices