HMS ved Institutt for materialteknologi

Information about Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for employees and students at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


Key contacts**** #

Head of the departmentJostein Mårdalen
HSE coordinatorEva Rise
Teknisk lederEli Beate Larsen
Gas coordinator, AGvDmitry Slizovskiy
Gas coordinator, K2Pei Na Kui
Gas coordinator, Akrinn
Hazardous waste contact, AGvBerit Vinje Kramer
Hazardous waste contact, K2Elin Harboe Albertsen
Hazardous waste contact, Akrinn
Local radiation protection coordinator, AGvMorten Peder Raanes
Local radiation protection coordinator, K2Kristin Høydalsvik
Local radiation protection coordinator, Akrinn
Safety officer (verneombud), AGvDmitry Slizovskiy
Deputy safety officer (vara verneombud), AGvPål Christian Skaret
Safety officer (verneombud), K2Anita Storsve
Deputy safety officer (vara verneombud), K2Elin Harboe Albertsen
Safety officer (verneombud), AkrinnLiv Anita Nonstad
Deputy safety officer (vara verneombud), AkrinnHege Sundgård
Eco Online contactEli Beate Larsen

Where do I find information about HSE? #

 You'll find information about HSE at NTNU and NV at the following sites:



Laboratory and workshop handbook

Before you start working in IMA's laboratories #

Before you start working in IMA's laboratories, you must

  1. Attend local HSE course
  2. Get laboratory training  room responsibles
  3. Get instrument training by the instrument responsibles
  4. Read the safety data sheets for all chemicals and samples you will use
  5. Write a risk assessment of your experimental work, approved by your supervisor
  6. When all of this is done, you may start your experiments

HSE training, room access and instruments #

All students, employees and guests who are going to work in IMA’s labs must attend the local HSE course given by the HSE coordinator. Room access will not be given without the course. The HSE course is held at regular intervals throughout the semester.

People who have attended the HSE course are registered in the list at T:\nv\ima\HMS\HSE-course\Deltakere

**HSE courses spring -19 (med forbehold om endringer):** #

Course for summer students in June

You must also attend the NV faculty HSE course. New first-year students need to take the course: HMS0001 Sikkerhetskurs for førsteårs-studenter. New master students must take the course: HMS0003 Course in Health, Safety & Environment. Employees must attend a general HSE course arranged by the faculty the first autumn of their employment, and refresh this course every fourth year. More information is found here.

**Room access** #

Contact room responsible, bring room requisition form. Lab training will be given by the room responsible and access granted for the period you need to work in the lab. Lab training will follow lab specific check list (link).

Instrument training and booking #

You may not use any instruments or equipment without training. Contact instrument responsible to get such training. Instrument training may only be given by the instrument responsible. After you have completed the training, you may book the instrument at If available, remember sign the log book.

Available scientific instruments are described at the laboratory equipment wiki.

HSE work and routines at IMA #

Chemicals #

IMA's routines regarding purchasing, storing and handling chemicals are summarized below.

Rules for receival and storage of chemicals

Chemical storage room form

Chemical registration form for EcoOnline and purchase orders

General information about handling and storage of chemicals are found in the laboratory and workshop handbook, page 83 (link)

Every user must study the safety data sheet of every chemical they are working with and add this information to the risk assessment of their projects. You find these data sheets at EcoOnline.

What to do if you spill chemicals (link) (link til video)

Exposure index

NTNU is required to keep an index of employees who are exposed to certain hazardous physical, chemical or biological strains (factors) in their work. This is called the exposure index. The factors we commonly find at IMA are lead or lead compounds as well as carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals (chemicals with hazard statements H340, H350 or H350i). If you work with any of these, contact the HSE coordinator.

Routines for specific chemicals:

Peroxide forming chemicals at IMA (Norwegian only), NTNU regulations (Norwegian only)

Perchloric acid

Gas #

IMA follows the guidelines for use of gas given in the laboratory handbook page 86.

Changing gas bottles, moving gas bottles or connecting gas may only be performed by trained personnel who has attended practical course given by AGA.  

Permanent gas detectors

Portable gas detectors

(Dräger tubes for testing for gas)

Practical information house by house. Alfred Getz vei 2, Kjemiblokk 2

Working with high temperature #

Industry samples #

EcoOnline #

NTNU's EcoOnline is an electronic archive containing safety data sheets and information sheets on chemicals, substances and biological materials. You will find a list of the chemicals present at each lab. You can also search for a certain chemical and see in which room they are in.



Gas bottles #

Gas bottles are always to be transported with a special trolley. If you need to use the elevator, it is not permitted to have people inside. Press every button up to the destination floor. Follow the elevator transport via the stairs, and inform people who wish to take the elevator that they are not permitted to do so.

Gas bottles shall always be secured with a chain attached to the wall or any other heavy object. Oxygen bottles are to be stored at least 5 meters away from any heat source or other bottles with flammable gases. 

Use of bottles with flammable gases are not permitted under ground level, unless the ventilation is sufficiently good.

Lab coats #

Students need to buy their own lab coat for use in the lab. They can be bought at Akademia, which is located on the second floor at Sentralbygg 1. Lab coats shall only be worn in the labs, or in the corridors on the way to the lab. It is strictly forbidden to wear a lab coat in eating-areas or break rooms.

Risk assessments #

Projects and activities in the lab #

A risk assessment shall be performed before starting an activity which can cause harm towards humans and material goods. The risk assessment is to be performed in the online-system Risk Manager

Each student who is going to work with a project or master's thesis shall conduct a risk assessment of the project. This also includes every PhD student, post-doc and others who shall perform activities at the department's labs.

Instruments #

A risk assessment shall also be performed on any instrument which pose a risk. The apparaturus responsible shall perform this, with help from the HSE-coordinator.

The Risk Manager system #

Every risk assessment is to be performed and documented in Risk Manager according to the following:

  1. Retreive safety documentation of every chemical and samples you are working with.
  2. Gather information about the apparatus you are using, and get training from the apparatus responsible
  3. The title of your risk assessment shall follow the syntax: "Student type (PhD, Master student, etc)", "Year", "Your name", "Project title".
  4. Under the tab "organization", you are the manager of the risk assessment. Participants shall be your supervisor, the HSE-coordinator, and the room responisble for each lab you are working in.
  5. List up the existing measures that you know are available.
  6. List up each hazards and identify the unwanted occurences related to the hazards.
  7. Remember to write information about the risks in the description of each hazard and unwanted occurences.
  8. For each chemical, list up the risk factors in the description of the hazard.
  9. Choose the probablity and consequence for each unwanted occurance.
  10. An activity is not permitted if it comes in the red field (meaning that the probability and/or consequence has a high chosen value).
  11. A planned action (next tab) needs to be made if an activity is on the red field, with a following re-evaluation of the risk after the action has been implemented.

Your risk assessment must be approved by your supervisor. Meet up with your supervisor and go through the risk assessment together. In the final page in the box "Final conclusions", your supervisor must fill in a comment with his/her approval. Send an e-mail to the HSE-coordinator with your supervisor on cc. The HSE-coordinator will then have a final check on the risk assessment. After this, you are ready to do your activity.

Do not mark the risk assessment as closed

It is important, when new activities are done, that the risk assessment is updated.

HSE in the labs #

Room card #

The room card shall hang on or next to all of the doors, including back doors, to rooms containing hazards. The room card describes hazards and is important to the fire department and other emergency responders in an emergency situation. More information about room cards can be found here

Apparatus card #

A yellow appartus card shall be placed by every instrument which poses a hazard while operating it. The card shall be filled out by the apparatus responsible and must be updated yearly. The instructions for the use of apparatus card can be found here

Safety datasheets #

The safety datasheet of each chemical are to be printed out and available in the lab. It shall be updated in accordance to EcoOnline

Routines for waste disposal #

Chemicals or other dangerous waste are not be thrown in the sink or waste bin. Each lab shall have a routine for waste disposal, hereby different bins/collecting bottles for each type of waste. Every lab user is obliged to follow these routines. The routine for disposing chemicals can be found here 

Documentation of risk assessments of instruments #


Marking of chemicals and samples #

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