|ALS Chemistry Lab|
The ALS Chemistry Labs are located in the User Support Building (15-130) and in Building 6 (6-2233)*. These spaces are dedicated for chemistry work that involves higher quantities, higher toxicity or reactivity, and/or more complex work activity than is allowed on the ALS experiment floor. In addition, the great majority of hazardous chemicals at the ALS are stored in these facilities.
Standard chemical safety engineering, administrative and PPE controls are employed in these labs, including a thorough work review of all proposed activities there.
*While most work will be done in the new Lab in the USB (15-130), space will remain reserved in the old room (6-2233).
ALS Chemistry Laboratory Manager
How To Gain Access to the ALS Chemistry Labs
Work Review and Authorization
The level of review is dependent upon the complexity and risk of the activity.
If you think that you will need access to one of the Chemistry Labs during your experiment run, please contact the laboratory manager 1-2 weeks beforehand. This will help assure that the proper space and equipment are available. Depending upon the complexity and risk of the work, scheduling restrictions may be placed including requiring the work to be done during the day, with two people, and/or with direct safety personnel oversight.
An important part of the work review process will be to identify any possible hazardous waste streams that may be generated. Due to very strict regulatory oversight, it is important to correctly identify, store, and label all such materials. The Lab Manager will work very closely with you on this.