CMM Safety

CMM users are required to familiarize themselves with the Division of Research Safety programs of the University of Illinois. The CMM follows the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Safety Policy (see below).


Division of Research Safety

University of Illinois Model Chemical Hygiene Plan
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will implement policies and programs to keep exposures to hazardous chemicals in laboratories at the lowest practical levels and below the Permissible Exposure Limits (29 CFR 1910.1000, Subpart Z) established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The control of laboratory exposures to hazardous chemicals will be accomplished by implementing a chemical hygiene plan containing work practices, procedures, and policies that provide a safe and healthy environment.

University of Illinois Model Hazard Communication Plan/ Right To Know (RTK)
The University of Illinois Division of Research Safety has developed the University of Illinois Hazard Communication Standard Compliance Program to assist campus unit compliance with these regulations. One element of the compliance program is the development of the University of Illinois Model Hazard Communication Plan.

NOTE: Persons working with hazardous chemicals in laboratories shall utilize a Chemical Hygiene Plan rather than a Hazard Communication Plan. For more information about the Chemical Hygiene Plan, go to:

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Library
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) are a primary source of information about the properties and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace. Government regulations require that MSDSs be readily available to workers. DRS maintains a library of MSDSs to assist the campus community in complying with these regulations.

Radiation Safety

Biological Safety

Chemical Safety


Division of Research Safety Training

General Lab Safety Training
This initial training is required for all laboratory personnel (investigators, graduate students, post-docs, technicians, etc.) working in research laboratories. The training provides general laboratory safety information and covers standard laboratory safety guidelines, laboratory signs and labels, personal protective equipment, working with biological, chemical and radioactive materials, waste disposal, and emergency preparedness. The session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Safety Policy

CMM follows the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Safety Policy.

Conducting Research in a Safe and Environmentally Conscientious Manner
"The Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) is committed to conducting research in a manner that ensures protection of the workers, the public, and the environment. Protecting the workers, the public, and the environment is a direct and individual responsibility of all BES managers and BES-supported researchers and their staff. Funds provided by BES for research will be applied as necessary to ensure that all BES research activities are conducted safely and in an environmentally conscientious manner. Only research conducted in this way will be supported."