Safety Information - Cosmogenic Sample Preparation Labs
We use a variety of hazardous materials in the laboratory including
mineral acids and beryllium in both solution and oxide forms. In order
to keep personnel safe and to prevent release to the environment of
these chemicals, we have developed, in partnership with UVM Risk
Management, standard operating procedures that are part of our laboratory safety manuals.
This page provides links to
those procedures and other important safety information for lab users and others. Note that some UVM Risk
Management web pages are only available to those with UVM netids.
Click below to learn more about safety-related materials associated with the lab.
Trainings you need to take before working in any of the cosmogenic laboratories.
Visitors please click here.
UVM students and post-docs, please click here.
Training checklists (you'll need to be checked off before you can work alone)
Mineral separation and quartz prep
Quartz purity testing
In situ 10Be and 26Al extraction
Meteoric 10Be extraction
The hazards of HF
Fatality due to acute HF exposure
Personal Protective Gear
PDF from the National Research Council
Materials Safety Data Sheets
MSDS Sheets for Chemicals Used
Lab Safety Manuals
Lab Safety Manual - Mineral
Safety Manual - High Level Laboratory Lab Safety Manual - Production
Lab Safety Information and Links
Waste Tags UVM netid needed
Courses UVM netid needed
Laboratory HCOC Inventory
UVM netid needed
UVM Environmental Safety Website
Lab Safety Signage
Download signs for unattended operation of meteoric lab
Download signs for unattended operation of production lab
Incident Report Forms
Download first report of injury form
Download incident report form
Download incident report for for laboratory safety manuals (to document potential safety problem or issue with processing)