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CNS Basic Safety Requirements and Policies for Users
 

1. All CNS/NNIN Users must read and master the CNS Safety Manual (PDF).  The only users who are exempted from this requirement are NNIN/C Computational users ONLY or external Remote Use ONLY users who will not ever use or physically enter any experimental facilities.

2. All CNS/NNIN Users must take the LISE/CNS Safety Training.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1 and 2 ON THIS PAGE ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT AND ARE INCORPORATED AS PART OF THE CNS SAFETY/SEI FORM. For more information, please see the URL: http://www.cns.fas.harvard.edu/users/how_to_become_user.php.

3. CNS has a “buddy system” policy. Anyone doing work with hazardous chemicals or materials must have another user or CNS staff member present. This policy is in effect any time day or night. It should be obvious to users what type of work is deemed hazardous, but the general rule is that if you are unsure to err on the side of caution and use the buddy system. If you would like clarification on whether particular work you are planning on performing is considered hazardous, please email us at infocns.fas.harvard.edu.

4. There are many CNS facilities that have specialized safety requirements. It is CNS policy that any specific safety requirements for particular CNS tools must be completed prior to training/use of the tool or facility in question. If you are unsure, if a CNS facility or tool you wish to use has any special safety requirements, please contact us at info_AT_cns.fas.harvard.edu.

5. To physically enter any CNS lab space, a person must be a fully enrolled, active CNS/NNIN User, who has been both trained and qualified by a CNS technical staff member on the instrument in that room and/or lab/facility that is to be entered. This is true even if an entry is for observational only purposes.

6. It is CNS policy that users must complete all of the steps required to become a LISE Cleanroom User prior to entering the LISE Cleanroom and/or training on any CNS tools within the LISE Cleanroom. This includes entry for observational only purposes. It is unallowable unless the observer is a properly qualified LISE Cleanroom User. Please see the Nanofabrication Facility Use page for all of the steps required to become a qualified cleanroom user.

7. Harvard Users are required to have taken the Harvard EH&S Basic Lab Safety Training in order to use CNS Facilities. Please consult the EH&S website for times and locations of these trainings.

8. It is CNS policy that CNS/NNIN Users will report any unsafe conditions/usage witnessed to a member of the CNS technical staff or Admin. Office immediately.

 

 

 

07/23/13
New DRIE on-line and available for Training !!

 

05/02/13
LED Measurement System and Integrating Sphere now available! Contact Jason Tresback for training.

 

03/12/13
Quantox non-contact electrical measurement tool commissioned. See Philippe for training.

 

02/20/13
Olympus Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy Hands-On Demo

 

DRIE system on site - available soon.

 

01/18/13
i-line stepper coming to CNS this spring!

 

08/14/12
We bought the k-alpha XPS - it will be staying!

 

05/14/12
We bought the Heidelberg uPG501 direct write system - it will be staying!

 

10/04/12
XeF2 etch system now available!

 

02/21/12
Time Resolved PL Spectroscopy now available