2012 CNF REU PROGRAM
CNF REU CLEAN ROOM ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
All CNF REU Interns are on restricted access for the first four weeks.
1. From Monday, June 4th to Monday, June 11th, CNF REU are not allowed into the cleanroom.
(Except as part of the CNF TCN of course….)
2. From Monday, June 11th to Monday, July 2nd (assuming you
complete your new user and tool trainings successfully!)
REU may be in the clean room from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. without their mentor
(because there are CNF Staff to assist them)
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with their mentor
-- in the same room as their mentor, no wandering!
11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., CNF REUs are NOT allowed in the cleanroom
d. Weekends: CNF REUs are NOT allowed in the cleanroom from 11:00 p.m. Friday evening to 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, period. Not even with their mentor.
If CNF REUs observe these rules and do not make any mistakes during the three weeks of restricted use (as in, cleanroom procedure mistakes, breaking tools, etc), then they are released to 24/7 access the Monday morning of their fourth week (July 2nd). Note that the CNF Staff is on holiday on the Fourth of July -- remember your Buddy System!
Any CNF REU student who does NOT follow lab policies will NOT be given unrestricted access. For instance, using the lab before July 2nd during your 'off' hours will get you a thump on the head and at least another three days of restricted hours.
CLEAN ROOM CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS:
For safety and cleanliness reasons, users must wear the proper clothing while in any of the CNF lab areas. These requirements are not just for the cleanroom, but include the normal lab spaces as well.
You must come into the facility with fully enclosed shoes and wearing socks or stockings, and the shoes must be clean and dry. Sandals, open top shoes and high heels (over one inch) are NOT allowed. Your shoes must not have deep cleat soles as deep treads increase the amount of dirt and mud carried into the facility. During rainy weather, you must bring a clean change of shoes. Even if you dry them, shoes that were recently worn outside in the rain will carry in a large amount of road salt and dirt. Most users simply keep an extra pair of shoes at the facility for use during poor weather.
Pants musts be clean and ankle length. Shorts, short pants (Capris or high waters), skirts, or excessively ripped or frayed pants are NOT allowed. Excessively long or baggy pants that create a safety hazard are also not permitted. A popular option during the warm summer months is to wear hospital-style scrub pants on top of shorts. Facility staff can direct you to as to where you can purchase scrubs.
Shirts MUST cover from your shoulders to your pants without a bare midriff. Tank tops, spaghetti straps and crop tops are NOT allowed. Your shirt should not be so loose as to be hazard. Think normal t-shirts -- tucked in.
TOPS THAT JUST MEET YOUR PANTS, BUT BARE YOUR MIDRIFF IF YOU RAISE YOUR ARMS, ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE!!
Bottom line: Working in the clean room is not a fashion show, it is a safety show!
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ECS-0335765. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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