Guidance for New Users

Project Documentation for New OSU and External Users

Your faculty advisor or company representative is responsible for submitting a Project Form and User Access Form on your behalf. (See Guidance for New User Sponsors.) After we have received that information, new users must complete the ATAMI Orientation.

External non-tenant users--If you are not an OSU student or employee or if you are not a facility tenant employee, you must also submit a Liability Waiver.

ATAMI Orientation

Developed in conjunction with OSU’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, ATAMI’s two-part orientation—safety trainings and quizzes along with a building safety tour—aims to reduce the risk of injury or illness to facility users by promoting awareness of the potential hazards and how to mitigate them. After completing the orientation, you will receive a personal badge for access to the facility. You will use the same badge to record tool usage.

A. Safety Trainings and Quizzes

New users must complete the following five OSU chemical and safety trainings, take the associated quizzes and submit the acknowledgment emails received after completing the quizzes to ATAMI Quiz Results. We require scores of 100% on all the quizzes.


  1. OSU Hazardous Waste (not "Universal Waste Training")
  2. Lab Safety
  3. Hazard Communication and Global Harmonizing System
  4. OSU Fire Extinguisher Use
  5. ATAMI Chemical Handling and Management (PowerPoint presentation) 

Quizzes for Trainings #1 - 4

Quiz for Training #5

You will receive a scored acknowledgment e-mail after you take each quiz. We require scores of 100% on all the quizzes. After taking the quizzes, forward the acknowledgment emails reflecting your scores of 100% to ATAMI Quiz Results.

B. Building Safety Tour (approx. 40 minutes duration).

Sign up for an upcoming session via email to Cayla Lively at least two days before the tour date. Please let us know the name of your faculty advisor or company in that email so that we know who you are and attach a photo of yourself that will be appear on your facility access badge.

Building tours begin in the lobby promptly at the appointed time. Please use the intercom in the entry to reach Cayla for access.

2pm Monday, December 4
10am Wednesday, December 20
3pm Thursday, January 11
10am Monday, January 22
2pm Wednesday, February 7
3pm Tuesday, February 20
10am Wednesday, March 7
2pm Thursday, March 22

Pdfs of the Orientation Guide and ATAMI Evacuation Routes is available for download below. 


You will receive a personal access badge after you have completed all of the orientation requirements. Your badge activation period coincides with your project start and end dates.

Authorization to Use Shared Facility Tools

Before any tool use takes place, users must be trained and certfied by ATAMI and lab staff on proper usage for the safety of both people and equipment. The orientation will cover how to use the ATAMI Resource Tracking System to record usage hours, which is mandatory.

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