Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Bits and Atoms
Digital Fabrication Facility
Machine Shop E14-166
E14-166 EHS rep John DiFrancesco, email@example.com
SOP update history:Jan 30, 2013 John DiFrancesco
Only authorized & trained personnel shall be allowed access to the machine shop. Entry doors are secured with card reader access control systems.
Undergraduate students are only to use the shop during normal working hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Graduate students and Staff are allowed 24/7 access
Use of this facility requires the use of standard safety precautions at all times. To include but not limited to:
Tools and Materials
(a) Tools in the shop are the responsibility of the user. If they were missing when you came in, tell us. If it is broken we will do our best to replace it. Do not remove any tools from the shop. We may be able to loan some special tools. An ID is required for any tool loan. This will be handled on a case by case basis. Plan ahead for tool needs.
(b) Materials are not provided. Shop staff may be able to direct you to resources and vendors for your machine materials. There are designated scrap areas but they are not to be relied upon.
(c) Do not store any materials in the shop. Do not add or store any furniture or equipment in the shop without permission. Do not leave unfinished projects in the shop without permission. You must remove projects to leave the space available for other users. If such parts are found they may become part of a scrap pile!
Violation of any of the above or improper use of the machine shop may result in loss of access to this facility. The machine shop is an evolutionary process. More machines and tools will be added over time. A degree of responsibility in maintaining the shop is assumed on the part of the students using the facility. This includes cleaning up after oneself, returning tools to their appropriate locations, not leaving parts in the machines overnight, etc.
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