Lab Usage Policy
- Closed toe shoes and pants are required.
- Eye protection must be worn at all times when using power tools.
- Failure to wear eye protection may result in loss of lab privileges.
Lab Orientation and Safety Requirements:
- Successful completion of the safety policy precludes lab use.
- Demonstration of proficiency of select pieces of lab equipment precludes lab use.
In the event of an injury‐causing accident, the following procedures must be followed:
- Notify the lab supervisor immediately! lab personnel will follow established procedures.
- All personal injury accidents require a meeting between the injured person and the lab manager before lab privileges will resume. The purpose is to determine the cause of the accident for the prevention of future accidents.
In the event of accidents resulting in machine damage, material "kick-backs," jamming, or other unsafe events, the following procedure must be followed:
- A meeting is required between the person involved in the accident and the lab manager.
Lab Occupancy Requirements:
- In order to maintain a safe lab environment strict user limits are enforced.
- No more than 20 students can be in the Makerspace any given time. It is your responsibility to make sure that you don’t exceed that number.
- You must sign in and sign out every time you use the lab.
Cleaning of Lab Facilities:
- Each student is personally responsible for cleanup and tool return.
- Each machine and work area should be cleaned immediately after use.
- The last person to use a machine is responsible for cleaning the machine and surrounding work area.
- Each student is required to assist in a general clean up of the lab at the end of the day, or when deemed necessary by lab supervisory personnel.
Students failing in their cleanup responsibilities:
- First offense: Warning.
- Second offense: Loss of lab privilege for 1 week.
- Third offense: Loss of lab privilege until meeting with lab manager.
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