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Users with improper attire will be prohibited from working in the shop. For general work, wear close-toed shoes, tie back long hair, and do not wear loose garments. For hot work, you must have natural fiber clothing and sturdy leather boots.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safety glasses and hearing protection are required for all. Regular eye glasses are not safety glasses, users with glasses must wear safety glasses over their frames or wear a face shield (prescription safety glasses available from an optometrist).
In order to use the equipment users must be trained by a qualified technician/faculty member. Monitors are not qualified to train users; however they may verify credentials, identify unsafe operations, and request that non-compliant users leave the shop.
State of Mind
Do not work in the shop under the influence of alcohol, or drugs (prescription or recreational). Do not work in a sleep-deprived state. If you shouldn’t be driving, you shouldn’t be working in the shop.
Plan Every Step
Only cut what needs to be cut, carefully avoiding limbs and appendages.
Never Work Alone
Stationary power tools may only be used when a monitor/technician/faculty member is present. When working after hours you should never work alone—always have a fellow Sam Fox School student present.
No Food or Drink
Do not bring food or drink into the shop. Carts/tables are available in the hallway to store your food and beverages.
Approach the shop as you would a potential risk. Be intentional with your movements, be mindful of your body, and take your time.
Communicate & Document
Sign in and out of the shop. Injuries and damaged equipment should be reported to the monitor/technician immediately. Come prepared with a sketchbook and something to write with.