Basic Makerspace safety
Safety is everyone’s responsibility—if you see something unsafe, it is your responsibility as a Maker to step in.
- If ANY powered equipment is running, safety glasses and closed toed shoes must be worn on the far side of the black/yellow safety line.
- Before operating ANY piece of equipment, review the hazard sheet for risks and required PPE (personal protective equipment) for that piece of equipment.
- While operating powered tools or equipment: hair must be pulled back, no loose clothing can be worn, no other “danglies” may be worn, and closed toed shoes must be worn.
- While operating rotating machinery (drill press, mill, lathe), no thick gloves may be worn.
Fire safety training
- The laser cutter may only be used when someone that has had fire extinguisher training is present in the Makerspace.
Fire extinguisher training must be done annually per OSHA requirements. You must have fire extinguisher training to get a Red certification level. Contact the Makerspace Manager if you need fire extinguisher training.
- All containers labeled – we are a lab space, so all containers must be labeled with their contents (even water spray bottles).
- Flammables cabinet – All flammable materials must be stored in the flammables cabinet; nothing can be stored on top of flammables cabinet.
- Clear space around breaker boxes – the floor in front of the breaker boxes in the shop are marked with red/white safety tape and must be clear at all times. If you see anything there, move it to another location and stop anyone else from putting anything there (even temporarily).
- Clear space in front of eye wash station – the area in front of the eye wash station is marked with red/white safety tape, and must be clear at all times. If you see anything there, move it to another location and stop anyone else from putting anyth=ing there (even temporarily).
- Fire extinguishers must be accessible – there must be a clear line of access to all fire extinguishers at all times. If anything is blocking the fire extinguisher, move it.
- Extension cords are temporary – extension cords cannot be used as a permanent means of power. After using an extension cord, it must be wrapped up and put away.
- Stairwell doors stay closed – all stairwells at the Innevation Center are fire safety zones. No doors leading directly to a stairwell may be propped open.
Makerspace safety badges
- Your safety badge must be worn whenever using ANY Makerspace equipment/tools.
- Instructions for wearing and using the badge are located on the back of the badge; review them.
- The front of the badge shows your qualification level on different equipment; icons on safety badges match the icons on the hazard sheets near each piece of equipment.
- Pink badges designate Makerspace Staff. They have purple stickers on the pieces of equipment they are qualified to train you on.
- Always hang your safety badge back up on the badge board before leaving the Makerspace. The badge board is located on the back of the door next to the Beta Space.
Makerspace & machine shop code of conduct
- Always put away tools and material as soon as you are done. Always clean up your workspace as soon as you are done.
- The Makerspace Code of Conduct poster is located above the drinking fountains in the 3D Print Lab as a reminder on the rules for using the Makerspace.
- Leave the space better than you found it.
- The printers are expensive, be mindful.
- Put tools back in their proper locations.
- Report any broken equipment to the Makerspace Staff.
- Abide by the rules stated in the Innevation Center Code of Conduct.
- Keep projects organized and labeled or forfeit project materials.
- Extension cords are not permanent features, unplug after each use.
- Know your paradoxes in the instance of a rogue AI.
- The Machine Shop Code of Conduct Poster is located above the laser cutter as a quick reminder on the rules for using the Machine Shop.
- Leave the space better than you found it.
- Follow proper personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for each machine.
- Safety glasses and closed toed shoes are required past the safety line while equipment is running.
- Do not operate red level equipment without another person present.
- Liability waivers must be complete before operating equipment.
- Never attempt to use equipment you have not been trained on.
- Do not block fire extinguishers or eyewash stations.