Safety

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Proper safety gear/attire must be worn at all times in the Innovation Studio in rooms MEL 2009 and MEL 2302.

Eyes: Safety glasses must be worn AT ALL TIMES and by EVERYBODY in MEL 2302 and in MEL 2009 if cutting, drilling or hammering.

Ears: Use of earplugs are strongly recommended. However, operation of the table saw and the miter saw in the woodshop require the use of earplugs.

Hands: Due to potential of entanglement, gloves should not be used in any operations of hand and machine tools other than material handling.

Hair: Long hair must be restrained properly, away from the face.

Shoes: Closed shoes only. No high heels, platforms, open-toed or open-heeled shoes, sandals, or flip-flops.

Clothing: There should be no loose clothing. Long-sleeves must be rolled up. No coats allowed and shirts must be tucked in.

Jewelry. No jewelry allowed. Storage will be available for each design team.

There are signs that remind all facility users to wear personal protection equipment, such as safety glasses.

 

First Aid Kits

First aid kits have been provided in all the rooms of the Innovation Studio to address minor emergency situations. All personnel working at the Innovation Studio must be trained in the use of the first aid kits.

There are signs that indicate the location of the first aid kit stations throughout the Innovation Studio facilities.

 

5-foot Responsibility Rule (Self-monitoring of Surroundings)

The 5-foot Responsibility Rule states: All Users and Monitors are responsible for the safety of themselves and anyone within a 5-foot radius. Should a User observe anyone around him/her exhibiting unsafe behavior, he/she is obligated to remind that person about general safety standards (e.g., required wearing of safety glasses; required use of ear protection; the proper handling/ holding of materials, tools, and equipment).

Failure to Comply with Safe Practices

Failure to follow safe practices may result in a verbal warning and/or loss of access to the Innovation Studio.