Cleanroom

After Hours Access

After Hours Cleanroom Access Request

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Normal cleanroom operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, except on university holidays. Submit this form by 3 PM along with name of Buddy. 

We are aware that limited assistance is available from WashU EHS and facilities after-hours. IMSE staff won't be able to provide any support. Your PI must be aware of your after-hours work, and PI may have to come to campus if WUPD deems it necessary. In case of emergencies, contact campus police at 935-5555.Your PI will be your primary contact for any safety issues and responsible for follow-up. IMSE Staff will not be held responsible for any incident (or accident) that occurs after-hours. If a key is borrowed, it must be returned to the Lab Manager or IMSE staff the following working day. Read IMSE Safety Manual for more details. Buddies should not participate in the experiment except for assistance related to safety. Buddies should maintain 6ft at all times.

Next steps:
1. Wait for email confirmation from Lab Manager.
2. Borrow white-cleanroom access card from IMSE staff. (Access card must be returned by sliding under office door or on next business day)

Cleanroom Safety Presentation
Cleanroom Safety Presentation
Cleanroom Safety Manual
Cleanroom Safety Manual

Materials characterization

General Policies for Materials Characterization Equipment
General Policies for Materials Characterization Equipment

Cleanroom New User Training

All users are required to take a mandatory EHS Lab Safety training, lab-specific cleanroom safety training, and instrument specific training. A thorough understanding of the risks in the lab and mitigation steps are critical for the safety of each user. Training must be documented in Bluebook which is kept in L52 Rudolph Hall.

Following steps are required before Instrument specific training is scheduled:

  1. Submit training request online (link)
  2. Complete EHS training (link). Training date must be within last 12 months.
  3. Self-read cleanroom training documents (Safety Presentation, Safety Manual)
  4. Take online quiz (quiz link). Submission will also serves as an alternate way to signing a bluebook.
  5. User agreement signed by PI
  6. Complete new account registration on iLab
  7. Download mobile App for documenting actual instrument usage (iOS Mobile App, Android Mobile App)

 

L27 lab New User Training

All users are required to take a mandatory EHS Lab Safety training, lab-specific safety training, and instrument specific training. A thorough understanding of the risks in the lab and mitigation steps are critical for the safety of each user. Training must be documented in Bluebook which is kept in L52 Rudolph Hall.

Following steps are required before Instrument specific training is scheduled:

  1. Submit training request online (link)
  2. Complete EHS training (link). Training date must be within last 12 months.
  3. Self-read training documents. Submission will also serves as an alternate way to signing a bluebook.
  4. User agreement signed by PI
  5. Complete new account registration on iLab
  6. Download mobile App for documenting actual instrument usage (iOS Mobile App, Android Mobile App)

 Cleanroom lab annual refresher training

Each cleanroom lab user is required to do following each year (usually by July 1st):

  1. Self-read cleanroom training documents (Safety Presentation, Safety Manual)
  2. Take online quiz (quiz link). Submission will also serves as an alternate way to signing a bluebook.
  3. Read Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of chemicals in use (link). NOTE: SDS can also be accessed by scanning QR code on chemical container

L27 lab Annual refresher training

Each L27 lab user is required to do following each year (usually by July 1st):

  1. Self-read training documents. Submission will also serves as an alternate way to signing a bluebook.
  2. Read Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of chemicals in use (link). NOTE: SDS can also be accessed by scanning QR code on chemical container
  3. Complete COVID-19 Learn@Work training. Send certificate to IMSE staff
  4. Review policy changes and User Notice due to COVID-19

 

After-hour work policy

IMSE strongly encourage users to plan their experiments during normal working hours. No IMSE staff available after-hours. WashU Safety response may be delayed as well.

All after-hours work (including weekends and holidays) must be reviewed by your PI and approved by IMSE staff. IMSE requires the buddy system during any after-hours work. The Buddy should be a trained cleanroom user and familiar with IMSE safety protocols. Users must submit a request online via After-Hours Clean Room Use Form before 3 PM. Emails sent after 3 PM will not be reviewed until the next working day. To gain after hours access to the clean room you will need to check out a swipe card from either Rahul Gupta (Rudolph L27A) or Beth Gartin (Rudolph L52). Swipe cards must be returned the following business day or the user will be charged a $25 "lost card" fee.