Specific Lab Training

Guidelines for all Labs

All employees must review, electronically sign and submit the Lab Safety Certification form.
Lab Safety Certification Form

Division of Research Safety

Division of Research Safety (DRS) requires everyone to take Laboratory Safety training at minimum.
All training can be accessed via the DRS website. Click on Training and select the proper module.

See your specific lab below for additional required DRS training:
Room Location DRS Safety Training Required
145 NPL Barn Laboratory
375 Loomis Laboratory
432 Loomis Laboratory
434 Loomis Laboratory
462 Loomis Laboratory
471 Loomis Laboratory, Laser
496 Loomis Laboratory

Radioactive sources are sometimes used in our laboratories. If you will be using such a source, you must complete the DRS training module for Radiation Safety and follow the specific instructions about use of the source that will be provided by your supervisor.

NPL Barn

Nuclear Physics Laboratory, the "Barn," is located at 23 Stadium Drive, Champaign.
There are multiple experiments hosted in the the high bay area of the Barn. Adjacent to the high bay is a full machine shop; visit the Lab page.
  • Machine shop equipment is for staff use only. Some equipment can be used after training and initial supervision.
  • The shop and adjacent areas are for work and research use only. Personal or other use will not be permitted.
  • NPL staff will stop any work performed by anyone not authorized to use equipment.
  • Read and understand the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) below.

    Standard Operating Procedures

  • Cryogenic Operations SOP pdf
  • Laser SOP pdf
  • Laser room 471 SOP pdf
  • Laser Safety Glasses Inspection Log word doc
  • Fiber Laser SOP pdf
  • Machine Shop SOP pdf
  • Overhead Crane SOP pdf
  • Welding, Soldering, Brazing SOP pdf
  • Fork Truck SOP word doc