||Hydrofluoric acid is used in several PRIME Lab laboratories.
Because of the extreme hazards of use of this material, a separate training module is dedicated to it.
Anyone using this material must have completed training consisting of the information on this website and
specific hands on training by a supervisor.
||Everyone working with HF must read the appropriate SDS (or MSDS).
Read the appropriate SDS from one of the following:
Hydrogen Fluoride (100%).
Hydrofluoric Acid (70%).
Hydrofluoric Acid (49%) < PRIME Lab Uses This One
||Certain First Aid supplies must be present in the lab (and not outdated) before HF may be used.
The room also must be appropriately prepared for the use of HF.
||Below is a link describing the medical treatment for HF exposure.
This document is primarily intended for a doctor, but it is worthwhile knowing a little about what is involved.
You are not expected to know all of this beyond the first aid treatment.
Medical Treatment for HF exposure
||More Information about HF.
Some HF Facts.
||Berkley EH&S information for users of HF.
Berkley HF Fact Sheet.
||Even short term exposure over a small percentage of the body can result in death.
Example of HF Fatality.
||Below are Definitions of some of the terms used in this training.
||Below is information on neutralization of HF to aid in proper disposal.
Neutralization of HF.
||Read the SOP for the area where you work.
||Below are Physical and Chemical properties of HF.
This information is for reference and is not usually required for understanding safely using HF.
||Take the test
||When you have read the appropriate material, click on the button to get the certification form.
||Put completed form in Ken Mueller's mailbox.