Shop Rules

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  • Eye protection and closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times. Steel toed boots are strongly recommended.
  • For welding and metalwork, long pants and long sleeves must be worn, no shorts.
  • Long hair must be tied back and secured, away from moving equipment.
  • Loose clothing or jewelry are not permitted.
  • Hearing protection and gloves must be worn when appropriate.
  • Gloves must NOT be worn when operating a spinning or turning machine.

Normal Operating Procedures

  • No music or headphones in the shop
  • No alcohol or pets in the shop
  • No distracting chatter of tomfoolery
  • Turn off 3-phase generator when not in use
  • Use 9" grinder for bulk grinding, and 4" grinder for detail grinding
  • Only authorized users are allowed to operate machinery without supervision. See Authorized Users List
  • Report all injuries to the individual in authority immediately, no matter how minor.
  • Do not leave operating machines unattended.
  • Do not try to stop the machine with your hands or body.
  • Always keep hands, hair feet, etc. clear of operating machinery.
  • Ensure tooling and work pieces are properly supported and clamped prior to operating a machine.
  • Do not machine heavy or unwieldy work pieces without special support structures.
  • Remove chuck keys, wrenches and other tools from machines after making adjustments.
  • Listen for abnormal sounds and report them.

End of Day

  • Turn lights off and close garage doors at night. Garage doors help keep out moisture.
  • Wrap any loose welding wire cut ends so nobody trips on them.
  • Shut welding, torching, and any other gases off.
  • Unplug the 2 gallong compressor.
  • Sweep floor - 5 minutes.