Safety Regulations

 

SAFETY REGULATIONS
General:

  • All users must be fully trained in appropriate safety procedures required by the Technion.

    Microscopy:
  • Working with gloves in the microscopy unit is prohibited.
  • The entrance of live pathogens to the microscopy unit is prohibited.
  • The entrance of any other live cells: bacteria, viruses, mammalian cells – must be reported to the LS&E microscopy staff in advance and stated in the order form.
  • When finishing working on the microscope, the user must clean the area around the microscope with disinfectant wipes and clean the microscope with ethanol, according to the written procedure.
  • In case of any exceptional event, users must contact the LS&E microscopy staff immediately:
    Nitsan Dahan or Yael Lupu-Haber Tel: 077-887-1385/6, as well as Technion Security @2222
    Flow Cytometry Unit:
  •  In the Flow Cytometry Unit, we typically work with live cells and matter.
    • The entrance of live pathogens to the Flow Cytometry unit is prohibited.
    • Work in the Flow Cytometry Unit is conducted according to the rules for working in a biological lab.
    • Lab coat and gloves must be used, as well as closed shoes.
    • Flow Cytometry waste must be handled with care, and placed in dedicated containers.
    • In case of any exceptional event, users must contact the LS&E Flow staff immediately: Efrat Barak, Tel: 04-8293676 as well as Technion Security @2222
    Laser Safety
  • The Lasers at the LS&E Infrastructure Center are classified as Class 3B or Class 4 (MP).
  • The normal operation of the microscopes/flow cytometers does not require any protection.
  • When lasers are checked by technicians, users are not allowed in the room.
  • In any case of a laser incident, please report immediately to the LS&E team and laser safety officer at the Technion @2222.
    Real-T ime PCR
  • Working in the Real-Time PCR Room is conducted according to the rules for working in a biological lab.
  • Lab coat and gloves must be used, as well as closed shoes.
  • Waste must be handled with care and placed in dedicated containers.
  • The entrance of live pathogens to the RT-PCR Room is prohibited
  • In case of any exceptional event, users must contact the LS&E RT-PCR staff immediately: Nitsan Fourier, Tel: 077-887-1387 as well as Technion Security @2222