Magnet Safety

Program Management and Registration/Disposal

The Magnet Safety Plan is an overview of the UNH regulations on magnet safety.  All Magnet Users and Lab Supervisors should read the Plan.  All superconducting magnets should be registered prior to use.  Please notify us if one is disposed of.  The online registration/disposal form can be found in UNHCEMS.
The Magnet Safety Program

Emergency Procedures

For instructions in the event of a quench or a boiling off of cryogens:

  • Evacuate the room 
  • Call your laboratory supervisor and OEHS or the Radiation Safety Officer at 603-862-4041 or 603-312-2500

Each superconducting magnet lab should have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and a Risk Assessment completed.  An SOP template can be found here.
SOP Template


Surveys of superconducting magnets are conducted by OEHS biannually.


Magnet Safety Training and Laboratory and Chemical Safety training are required for Magnet Users. Cryogen Safety is also required for anyone filling magnets with cryogens.  See UNH CEMS or email RSO for the training links.  Magnet Safety Training and Cryogen Safety Training are required annually.  Laboratory and Chemical Safety Training is only required once.

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Emergency Contact

Radiation Safety Officer
Office: (603) 862-4041
Cell: (603) 312-2500