Nobody is allowed to work in the student shop
except during the operating hours of the machine shop.
HAVE LONG HAIR OR A LONG BEARD, TIE IT UP
- If your hair
caught in spinning machinery, it will be pulled out if
If you're unlucky, you will be
pulled into the machine.
EVERYONE MUST WEAR SAFETY GLASSES IN
- Even when you're not working on a machine, you must
wear safety glasses. A chip from a machine someone else is working on
could fly into your eye.
NO LOOSE CLOTHING
- Ties, scarves, loose sleeves, etc. are
REMOVE LOOSE JEWELRY
WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES
- No open-toed sandals.
- Wear shoes that give a sure footing.
- If you are working with heavy objects,
shoes are recommended.
Safe Conduct in the Shop
Be aware of what's going on around you.
For example, be careful not to bump into someone while they're cutting
with the band saw (they could lose a finger).
- Concentrate on what you're doing.
If you get tired while you're working, leave the work until you're able
to fully concentrate. Don't rush. If you catch
yourself rushing, slow down.
- Don't rush speeds and feeds.
You'll end up damaging your part, the tools, and maybe the machine
- Listen to the machine.
If something doesn't sound right, turn the machine off.
- Don't let someone else talk you
- Don't attempt to measure a part
IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO
Starting a Machine
- Study the
machine. Know which parts move, which
are stationary, and which are sharp.
- Double check
that your work piece is securely
- Remove chuck
keys and wrenches.
Machines after use!!
- A Dirty
Machine is unsafe and difficult to
- Vacuum or
sweep debris from machine.
DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR!
It will endanger people and the precision bearings in the equipment.
(The compressed air is there for other
reasons, not for cleaning shop machines).
DO NOT LEAVE MACHINES RUNNING UNATTENDED!
The door to
student shop must be left open when working after hours and on weekends.