User Training and Safety
On the Techniques tab of our website, a prospective user can become familiar with the research tools that are available at CAMD. Access information is available at the menu item Request Beamtime at CAMD and users can either carry out studies independently or request measurements made with the assistance of a CAMD beamline scientist. All Users must read the Radiation Safety Manual, and take the Radiation Safety Test. CAMD Access cards and radiation badges will be assigned after passing the test and completion of necessary radiation safety paperwork.
Radiation Safety Training
All Users must read the Radiation Safety Manual, and take the Radiation Safety Test. CAMD Access cards and radiation badges will be assigned after passing the test and completion of necessary radiation safety paperwork.
Users unable to complete all required paperwork and pick up their access card within one year of applying will need to restart the process.
Annual refresher training is provided and is required in order to retain access to the facility. Users who are unable to participate in this training will need to repeat the radiation safety training.
Other CAMD Safety Training
Safety consists of education and testing for users of the CAMD facility in Radiation Safety, Cleanroom Training, Forklift and Crane training and this information can be accessed from the links to the left.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that MSDSs "shall be maintained and kept in a readily accessible area". That means that MSDSs for the hazardous substances that you work with should be available and accessible to you. Any MSDSs that you receive with shipments or that you receive separately should be placed in your MSDS binder or file.
Material Safety Data Sheets should be kept and maintained because they provide necessary, helpful, and useful information on the properties of the chemical or chemical product. You should familiarize yourself with those properties, such as flammability, corrosiveness, and toxicity, as well as storage and handling information, before you work with the chemical. Also, it is vital to your personal safety that you are able to refer to that MSDS immediately in the event of an emergency such as a spill, fire, or physical contact with the chemical. So, the next time you receive an MSDS, remember that it provides important and necessary health and safety information.