Safety and Manuals
- 1 Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Documents
- 2 Material Safety Data Sheets
- 3 Training
- 3.1 Basic Training
- 3.2 Digital Tools Training
- 3.3 Electronics Training
- 3.4 Sewing Machine Training
- 3.5 Beyond Basic Training
- 3.6 Metal-1 Training
- 3.7 Wood-1 Training
- 3.8 Metal-2 Training
- 3.9 Wood-2 Training
- 3.10 CNC Mill Training
- 3.11 CNC Lathe Training
- 3.12 Lathe CAM Training
- 3.13 Water Jet Cutter Training
- 4 Equipment Manuals
JHA documents go through the step-by-step process of setting up and using a machine, identifying potential safety hazards in each step.
The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required to be posted for all materials found in the MakerSpace.
Preventing injury to people (and equipment) is our first priority. To do this, users must demonstrate knowledge and competence. After completing Basic Training, users can earn badges that certify their competence. The various badges, and the equipment authorized by that badge, is listed below. For each badge, a user builds one or more "widgets" using a combination of tools.
It is of the utmost importance that users obey the mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements when using tools in the MakerSpace. Reminder signs are placed throughout the MakerSpace, and more detailed information can be found in the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) forms below, copies of which are also available in the MakerSpace.
Every MakerSpace user (defined as anyone who touches any tool or piece of equipment) must complete the Basic Training online course, and sign the
(hard copies available from any Fab Tech). Completion of Basic Training allows entry and access to hand tools in the MakerSpace.
These trainings are provided to get users acquainted with using los-danger digital tools such as 3d printers and laser cutters.
This badge, earned through an online course, is required to safely utilize the tools in the electronics workshop located in the Project Room of the MakerSpace.
This badge, earned through an online course, is required to safely utilize the sewing machine located in the Mezzanine of the MakerSpace.
The RFID Card issued as a part of Basic Training and Registration can be upgraded to allow access to various powered tools in the MakerSpace. The training guides are listed below. Please make an appointment with a training Fab Tech to complete any of these qualifications. Use this form to request an in-person training session.
Completion of the requirements for the Metal-1 badge allows access to the machines geared for plastics and soft metals, including the drill press, vertical band saw, shear, bending brake, horizontal band saw, riveter, and tapping tools.
Completion of the requirements for the Wood-1 badge allows access to the basic wood working machines including the drill press and band saws, spindle sander, "Blade Runner" jigsaw, dust collection systems and the combination belt/disk sander.
Completion of the requirements for the Metal-2 badge allows access to the machines geared for harder metals like steel, plus the precision drill press, abrasive cut-off wheel, bench grinder, angle grinder, portable drill, and reciprocating saw.
This badge extends Wood-1 privileges to include the table saw, the radial arm saw, and the miter (chop) saw.
Completion of the requirements for the CNC badge allows access to the Tormach PCNC 770 Mill. It teaches interactive mode, and does not require the ability to design a part in Fusion360.
Completion of the requirements for the CNC badge allows access to the Tormach 15L Slant Pro CNC Lathe. It teaches interactive mode, and does not require the ability to design a part in Fusion360.
Completion of the requirements for the Lathe CAM Training badge allows use of Computer Aided Machining on the Tormach 15L Slant Pro CNC Lathe.
Completion of the requirements for the Water Jet badge allows access to the Omax GlobalMax 1508. It teaches design with Omax software, and does not require the ability to design a part in Fusion360.