LESSA, Keck, and Cleanroom Facility Policies

  1. You must be trained by facility personnel and authorized by the facility supervisor in order to independently operate the instruments! Contact the Facility supervisor to arrange training:
         LESSA Ken Nebesny kwn@email.arizona.edu
         Keck Brooke Beam bbeam@email.arizona.edu
         Cleanroom Paul Lee paull@email.arizona.edu

  2. LESSA users must take the radiation safety course, and optical microscope users in the Keck facility must take the laser safety course. A copy of the course completion certificate will be required to receive training on these instruments. If you have not yet done so, then you should download a copy of the RC-088 form from either of the following links:
         Radiation: http://www.radcon.arizona.edu/main.asp?page=26
         Lasers: http://www.radcon.arizona.edu/main.asp?page=11

    The RC-088 form should be signed by the facility supervisor and will be needed to attend the class. Further information is available from the Radiation Control office at 626-6850 or on the web at:
    Cleanroom users should have passed a chemical lab safety training course before engaging in any activities in the cleanroom. A copy of the course completion certificate is required. This training is available through Risk Management and Safety. The course is available on line at:

  3. Authorized facility users in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have access to the facilities 24 hours a day. Authorized facility users outside of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are allowed to use the facility Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm.
  4. All calibration/maintenance of equipment is to be performed by facility personnel unless by direction or permission from the facility supervisor.
  5. No facility equipment is to be removed or modified without permission of the facility supervisor.
  6. Instrument time sign-up is online, and if cancelation is necessary, please give 24 hour notice. No post date cancelations! You will be billed for time that is reserved but not used.
  7. Modification of the facility schedule is by the discretion of the facility supervisor.
  8. All instrument time usage must be entered into the instrument specific log book (to the nearest half hour).
  9. All facility consumable materials used must be entered into the log book.
  10. We are not responsible for samples left in the facility after analysis and will not store samples.