LSF Safety

All MRL Central Research Facilities are committed to safety, and all LSF users are required to undergo training prior to use of the facility's instruments.
All MRL Central Research Facilities are committed to safety, and all LSF users are required to undergo training prior to use of the facility's instruments.

The MRL Central Research Facilities are committed to the safety of our staff and all our research users. Please find relevant safety resources below.

The MRL Laser Facility provides safety training to all users on an individual basis. The training includes the UIUC general laser safety guide, and adheres to the ANSI Z136.1-1993 national laser safety standard.

Mandatory LSF Safety Training

To have access to the LSF, you NEED to complete prerequisite training provided by the University of Illinois Division of Research Safety (DRS).  Safety training completion must be recorded on the MRL Compass site under “LSF Safety Training.”  Instructions for completing this training are in this document and on the Compass site.

Before training on the instruments, you may be briefly quizzed about laser safety.

Division of Research Safety information

Other Useful Safety Resources

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