Safety in Lab Area

    • "Protect. Double-check. Make Away"



      Use protective gear. Dress right.

      • Wear eye protection at all times
      • When using power machinery:
        • No loose clothing including ties and jewelry
        • Tie back or cover long hair


      • Safety is your top priority when using the lab. If you are not sure what you are doing, ask.
      • Know all the locations of all first aid, fire, and safety equipment.
      • Never use a tool unless you’ve been trained to use it safely
      • Do not work in the lab if tired, distracted, or in a hurry.
      • Do not fool around, startle, or distract anyone (not even with a conversation) while either one of you is using a tool.
      • Think through the entire job before starting. Prepare prints or drawings with all dimensions and specifications prior to using machines.

      Use tools properly

      • Use tools only as they were designed to be used. (A wrench is not a hammer.)
      • Never use a broken tool.
      • Report any broken tools or machines immediately.
      • Do not remove tools from the room.
      • Never walk away from a tool that is still on.


      • Clean up every time whenever you leave an area, including sweeping the floor.
      • Clean and return all tools to where you got them.
      • Place hot tools in the designated cool down area


      "Take it Out. Put it Away."