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==Overview==
==Overview==
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Looking out for each other in the shop and the labs and considering the importance of other people's safety while you, or they, work is very important. If you see someone working in an unsafe manner, advise them that you think they are being unsafe and offer advice if you can. There are not necessarily lifeguards in this pool, but you can and should act as one when you can.
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Safety is not just about physical injury. For information about how to treat each other to make this a safe space, please see the [[Membership Agreement]].
The Asylum's two main safety priorities, in order of importance, are:
The Asylum's two main safety priorities, in order of importance, are:
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If you choose to use tools or other resources in an unsafe manner, or outside the scope of their capability, don't expect future access to these resources.
If you choose to use tools or other resources in an unsafe manner, or outside the scope of their capability, don't expect future access to these resources.
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==Emergency==
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In case of emergency, call 911. Our address is 10 Tyler Street, Somerville MA 02143
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== Safety Equipment ==
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=== First Aid Kits ===
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=== Emergency Eyewash Stations ===
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There are four emergency eyewash stations located in the building.  Two are [[Eyewash_station | large units]] that use cartridges and two are small units which use bottles.  Both cartridges and bottles are sealed and must be replaced after use.  Please familiarize yourself with these eyewash stations before you need to use them by watching this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQijAzLEjo training video].  There is no cost associated with using eyewash stations in an emergency, so do not hesitate to use them if necessary.  After use, please e-mail maintenance@ so the cartridges/bottles can be replaced as soon as possible. 
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'''Having a nonworking eyewash station is more dangerous than having no eyewash station at all.  For this reason, if you trigger an eyewash station for anything other than emergency use, you will be charged for replacement cartridges.'''
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* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QL343C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001QL343C&linkCode=as2&tag=artisan0d-20&linkId=6ZLA7AS4AMY6PMH6 Large Eye Wash Station]
== Basic Shop Rules ==
== Basic Shop Rules ==
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' wear safety glasses when in or near shop areas.
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* You must '''always''' wear safety glasses when in or near shop areas.
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' wear closed-toed shoes when in or near shop areas.
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* You must '''always''' wear closed-toed shoes when in or near shop areas.
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' wear tight-fitting clothing, secure long hair, and remove jewelry or dangling accessories when in or near shop areas.
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* You must '''always''' wear tight-fitting clothing, secure long hair, and remove jewelry or dangling accessories when in or near shop areas.
* Hearing protection is '''recommended''', as many of the tools generate sound above 90 decibels which will cause short- and long-term hearing damage.
* Hearing protection is '''recommended''', as many of the tools generate sound above 90 decibels which will cause short- and long-term hearing damage.
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* '''You MUST pass a certification test on most tools you want to use before you use it, even if you are already experienced in using that tool.'''  
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* '''You must pass a certification test on most tools you want to use before you use it, even if you are already experienced in using that tool.'''  
** Hand tools and soldering irons are the only exceptions, as we do not offer testing for these tools.
** Hand tools and soldering irons are the only exceptions, as we do not offer testing for these tools.
** [https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUZXandpWXNGcEt2fGRlZmF1bHR8YjI1MmFkZTIzYmIzZTc1MDQxOGRiODU0YTQzYTBjYTQ&ctz=America/New_York Tool Testing Calendar]
** [https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUZXandpWXNGcEt2fGRlZmF1bHR8YjI1MmFkZTIzYmIzZTc1MDQxOGRiODU0YTQzYTBjYTQ&ctz=America/New_York Tool Testing Calendar]
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' be trained on and comfortable using a tool.  If at any time you are unsure of what you are doing, '''stop immediately and ask for help'''.
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* You must '''always''' be trained on and comfortable using a tool.  If at any time you are unsure of what you are doing, '''stop immediately and ask for help'''.
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' use a tool as it is designed to be used.
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* You must '''always''' use a tool as it is designed to be used.
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* You must '''ALWAYS''' ensure a tool is in good working order before using it.  If you begin using a tool and it is somehow unsafe, '''stop immediately, leave a note on the tool that it is unsafe, and notify maintenance@artisansasylum.com'''.
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* You must '''always''' ensure a tool is in good working order before using it.  If you begin using a tool and it is somehow unsafe, '''stop immediately, leave a note on the tool that it is unsafe, and notify maintenance@artisansasylum.com'''.
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* Make sure you know the location of safety equipment and use it only for its intended for its intended purpose.
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* Make sure you know the [[media:Artisan's_Asylum_Floor_Plan_Safety_Map_Updated_December_14.pdf | locations of safety equipment]] and use this equipment only for its intended purpose.
* When using tools (including handheld power tools):
* When using tools (including handheld power tools):
** Wear tight-fitting clothing.
** Wear tight-fitting clothing.
** Remove objects on hands and wrists, such as rings, bracelets, and watches.
** Remove objects on hands and wrists, such as rings, bracelets, and watches.
** Restrain long hair and remove dangling necklaces, hair ornaments, and earrings.
** Restrain long hair and remove dangling necklaces, hair ornaments, and earrings.
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** Do not wear gloves.
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** Know whether or not to wear gloves.
** Do not leave tools running unattended.
** Do not leave tools running unattended.
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== Shop Specific Rules ==
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== Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ==
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*[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Basic_woodshop_safety_rules Basic Woodshop Safety Rules]
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*[http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Basic_welding_safety_rules Basic Welding Safety Rules]
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== Safety Equipment ==
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=== Eye Protection ===
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Eye protection protects your eyes from chips, sawdust, splinters, and other foreign objects.
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Types of eye protection include:
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* Safety glasses 
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* Cover goggles
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* Prescription safety glasses with side shields. [http://www.rx-safety.com/ Prescription safety Glasses] (regular glasses without side shields are not acceptable)
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* Face shields
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=== Foot Protection ===
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When working in the shops, foot injuries are common.  Items often drop, can be tripped on, or sparks can fly. 
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*Shoes must be worn in any shop area.
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*The minimum footwear must cover the entire foot.
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*No one wearing sandals, toe shoes (vibrams, skeletoes), or open top shoes (mary jane) will be allowed to enter the shops.
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=== Hearing Protection ===
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Hearing protection is not required form all shops, but encouraged.
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*Disposable foam earplugs are available at the safety station near the wood shop.   
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* Proper PPE should be worn at all times when in or near shop areas or when working with toolsInformation on PPE can be found on the [[Personal_Protective_Equipment_(PPE) | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)]] page.
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*Disposable foam earplugs are a good choice when welding to keep sparks from traveling down the ear canal. 
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*Ear muff (princess leia) style protection are a better choice which keep all foreign objects out of the ear.
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=== Hand Protection ===
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== Shop & Craft Area Specific Rules ==
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Gloves are available for both safety and can be a hazard.
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Basic_woodshop_safety_rules Basic Woodshop Safety Rules]
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Basic_welding_safety_rules Basic Welding Safety Rules]
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Category:Multipurpose_Room Multipurpose Room 1 Rules]
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* [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Basic_electronics_safety_rules Electronics and Robotics Rules]
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* No gloves should be worn when using moving tools (bandsaw, lathe, drill press, etc.)  They can be pinched and rip off fingers or entire hands. 
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== Incident Report ==
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* leather work gloves are ideal when handling material to protect from splinters and cuts.  They often have nylon backs on them and should not be used for welding, or any handling of hot metal.
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* MIG welding gloves are heavy to resist sparks and heat.
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* Oxy fuel gloves are slightly lighter to still resist heat, but allow for greater control of the filler wire.
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* TIG gloves are the thinnest and allow finer control of the filler material.  They are more sensitive to heat.
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* Rubber gloves may be needed for working with different chemicals.  Allergies (latex) are common enough that the material should be checked prior to use.
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=== What You Can Borrow While Working at Artisan's Asylum ===
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* If an accident or injury occurs, please fill out a [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5YaGF1X3JZQ2FlN0c3Qk5NQkp4TFE6MA incident report].
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* Safety Glasses
 
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* Ear Muffs
 
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* Welding masks
 
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* Welding sleeves
 
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* Welding gloves
 
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=== What You Can Keep (Disposable Items) ===
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=Expectations for working in the shops=
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==Before you can work independently in our shops==
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*You must be certified to use that tool. For up to date information about testing see here: https://artisansasylum.com/tool-testing/'''
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*Register for the next [https://artisansasylum.com/membership/member-orientation/ New Member Orientation] for a general overview
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*Join the [http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Mailing_Lists:_Which_List_For_What#Mailing_Lists_for_Specific_Craft_Areas Craft area mailing lists] for the shops you work in
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*Review the [[Shop Safety and Etiquette]]
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* Foam earplugs
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==User responsibilities==
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This is not limited to members, but day pass and corporate associates users as well!
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*Know the current operation procedures for the equipment.  This includes reading the manual on new equipment you may not have used IE (You trained on the Powermatic 15hh but want to now use the Powermatic 22” planer)  This information can be found on the wiki.  Ignorance is not an excuse.
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*Know the current operation procedures for any related equipment. This includes dust collection, ventilation, feed tables, etc.
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*Don’t leave projects out in the shop.  Especially don’t leave projects out without labels on it. See our [[Tidy Space Policy]] for how to tag your in progress projects to avoid them being discarded.
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*If you are going to consume things, bring things to consume.  Saw blades, drill bits, sand paper etc all have a service life.  Bring your own if you are going to be doing a bunch of volume.
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*Bring your own PPE.  You should have your own Safety glasses, hearing protection, welding gloves, etc when you come to work.  If your PPE is not comfortable you will not wear it.  Don’t buy the cheapest possible when it comes to keeping your eyes intact.  Rx-safety.com can do prescription safety glasses.  http://amzn.to/1UfnM5n for hearing protection is a popular choice.  Having your own PPE will be more comfortable for you and encourage you to use safety equipment.
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=== What You May Need to Bring ===
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===Ready to use===
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*Know what the “Ready to Use” state should be.  This includes a clean tool that can be used as expected by the next user.  This is a Pay it forward type of environment.  There is a saying “Leave this world a little better than you found it”  This should apply to the shops.  The majority of users do their best to leave equipment ready for the next member.
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*The space is cleaned and maintained by you (the members of the space). It is the responsibility of each member to clean up after themselves. You should always leave the space in better shape than you found it.
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*Plan time accordingly.  You know you need to clean up.  A project is going to take 1.5x what you think it will.  Clean up will take 20% of your time.  You should also be spending time giving back to the asylum volunteering based on the time you use the shop.  This can be a completely self-serving task.  If you spend 20 hours in the wood shop a week, you should be giving back two hours in some way.  Cleaning and taking out the trash is easiest choice.  Organizing, updating documentation, testing others are also great ways to accomplish this.  If you are an employee of a member company and are in the shop 40 hours a week, this is not just a service you are using.  This is a community and you have a responsibility to give back to make this work.  This means on top of doing the expected clean up after yourself you should also be improving the space.  If you as a member bring contractors in, you are responsible for this.  You should either put in the time yourself, or have your contractor take care of it.
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*If you are going to take off after a big project and travel, pay someone to clean up after you.
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** If someone is leaving a mess and breaking tools, they may not fit with our model and should go elsewhere.
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* Dust masks
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'''Cleaning up after yourself looks like:'''
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* Chemical resistant gloves
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* Respirator for organic vapor
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* [http://www.rx-safety.com/ Prescription Safety Glasses]
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== When something breaks… ==
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*sweep the area you're working in when you're done
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*leave all tools, equipment and surfaces in ready to use condition
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*wipe down and clean surfaces (don't leave food, glue residue, shavings or fluids on surfaces)
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*throw out trash and empty full trash cans to the dumpster
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*put tools and supplies away
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* We have a ticket tracking system that will update our wiki in real time if you tag the tool as broken using the QR code on the tool.
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=When something breaks…=
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* If you break equipment or find something broken tell us at maintenance@artisansasylum.com. The faster it’s reported the quicker it’ll be fixed.
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*If you break equipment or find something broken report it to the '''Maintenance Team, a group of members interested in maintaining tools at maintenance[at]artisansasylum[dot]com'''.  In addition, either CC or send a separate message to the mailing list for the shop. The faster it’s reported the quicker it’ll be fixed.
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**Send as many details as you can including observations, a diagnosis and links to replacement parts when available
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*If you break a tool doing something you know to be wrong best practice is to pay for the repair parts and help with the repair.  You may not know how to do the repair, but hanging out with someone more experienced is a great way to learn!  The more you know about the inner workings of the tool, the better your projects will become.
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*We have a ticket tracking system that will update our wiki in real time if you tag the tool as broken using the QR code on the tool.
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[[Category:Shop Rules]]
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[[category:Safety]]
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[[category:Training]]
[[Category:Policies]]
[[Category:Policies]]
[[Category:Safety]]
[[Category:Safety]]
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* [https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUZXandpWXNGcEt2fGRlZmF1bHR8YjI1MmFkZTIzYmIzZTc1MDQxOGRiODU0YTQzYTBjYTQ&ctz=America/New_York Tool Testing Calendar]
 
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* [[media:Artisan's_Asylum_Floor_Plan_Safety_Map_Updated_December_14.pdf | Floor Plan ]]
 

Current revision as of 13:06, 30 January 2018

Contents

Overview

Looking out for each other in the shop and the labs and considering the importance of other people's safety while you, or they, work is very important. If you see someone working in an unsafe manner, advise them that you think they are being unsafe and offer advice if you can. There are not necessarily lifeguards in this pool, but you can and should act as one when you can.

Safety is not just about physical injury. For information about how to treat each other to make this a safe space, please see the Membership Agreement.

The Asylum's two main safety priorities, in order of importance, are:

  1. Ensuring the safety of people, including renters, tool operators, and bystanders; and
  2. Ensuring the safety of the Asylum's equipment.

If you choose to use tools or other resources in an unsafe manner, or outside the scope of their capability, don't expect future access to these resources.

Emergency

In case of emergency, call 911. Our address is 10 Tyler Street, Somerville MA 02143

Safety Equipment

First Aid Kits

Emergency Eyewash Stations

There are four emergency eyewash stations located in the building. Two are large units that use cartridges and two are small units which use bottles. Both cartridges and bottles are sealed and must be replaced after use. Please familiarize yourself with these eyewash stations before you need to use them by watching this training video. There is no cost associated with using eyewash stations in an emergency, so do not hesitate to use them if necessary. After use, please e-mail maintenance@ so the cartridges/bottles can be replaced as soon as possible.

Having a nonworking eyewash station is more dangerous than having no eyewash station at all. For this reason, if you trigger an eyewash station for anything other than emergency use, you will be charged for replacement cartridges.

Basic Shop Rules

  • You must always wear safety glasses when in or near shop areas.
  • You must always wear closed-toed shoes when in or near shop areas.
  • You must always wear tight-fitting clothing, secure long hair, and remove jewelry or dangling accessories when in or near shop areas.
  • Hearing protection is recommended, as many of the tools generate sound above 90 decibels which will cause short- and long-term hearing damage.
  • You must pass a certification test on most tools you want to use before you use it, even if you are already experienced in using that tool.
    • Hand tools and soldering irons are the only exceptions, as we do not offer testing for these tools.
    • Tool Testing Calendar
  • You must always be trained on and comfortable using a tool. If at any time you are unsure of what you are doing, stop immediately and ask for help.
  • You must always use a tool as it is designed to be used.
  • You must always ensure a tool is in good working order before using it. If you begin using a tool and it is somehow unsafe, stop immediately, leave a note on the tool that it is unsafe, and notify maintenance@artisansasylum.com.
  • Make sure you know the locations of safety equipment and use this equipment only for its intended purpose.
  • When using tools (including handheld power tools):
    • Wear tight-fitting clothing.
    • Remove objects on hands and wrists, such as rings, bracelets, and watches.
    • Restrain long hair and remove dangling necklaces, hair ornaments, and earrings.
    • Know whether or not to wear gloves.
    • Do not leave tools running unattended.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Shop & Craft Area Specific Rules

Incident Report


Expectations for working in the shops

Before you can work independently in our shops

User responsibilities

This is not limited to members, but day pass and corporate associates users as well!

  • Know the current operation procedures for the equipment. This includes reading the manual on new equipment you may not have used IE (You trained on the Powermatic 15hh but want to now use the Powermatic 22” planer) This information can be found on the wiki. Ignorance is not an excuse.
  • Know the current operation procedures for any related equipment. This includes dust collection, ventilation, feed tables, etc.
  • Don’t leave projects out in the shop. Especially don’t leave projects out without labels on it. See our Tidy Space Policy for how to tag your in progress projects to avoid them being discarded.
  • If you are going to consume things, bring things to consume. Saw blades, drill bits, sand paper etc all have a service life. Bring your own if you are going to be doing a bunch of volume.
  • Bring your own PPE. You should have your own Safety glasses, hearing protection, welding gloves, etc when you come to work. If your PPE is not comfortable you will not wear it. Don’t buy the cheapest possible when it comes to keeping your eyes intact. Rx-safety.com can do prescription safety glasses. http://amzn.to/1UfnM5n for hearing protection is a popular choice. Having your own PPE will be more comfortable for you and encourage you to use safety equipment.

Ready to use

  • Know what the “Ready to Use” state should be. This includes a clean tool that can be used as expected by the next user. This is a Pay it forward type of environment. There is a saying “Leave this world a little better than you found it” This should apply to the shops. The majority of users do their best to leave equipment ready for the next member.
  • The space is cleaned and maintained by you (the members of the space). It is the responsibility of each member to clean up after themselves. You should always leave the space in better shape than you found it.
  • Plan time accordingly. You know you need to clean up. A project is going to take 1.5x what you think it will. Clean up will take 20% of your time. You should also be spending time giving back to the asylum volunteering based on the time you use the shop. This can be a completely self-serving task. If you spend 20 hours in the wood shop a week, you should be giving back two hours in some way. Cleaning and taking out the trash is easiest choice. Organizing, updating documentation, testing others are also great ways to accomplish this. If you are an employee of a member company and are in the shop 40 hours a week, this is not just a service you are using. This is a community and you have a responsibility to give back to make this work. This means on top of doing the expected clean up after yourself you should also be improving the space. If you as a member bring contractors in, you are responsible for this. You should either put in the time yourself, or have your contractor take care of it.
  • If you are going to take off after a big project and travel, pay someone to clean up after you.
    • If someone is leaving a mess and breaking tools, they may not fit with our model and should go elsewhere.

Cleaning up after yourself looks like:

  • sweep the area you're working in when you're done
  • leave all tools, equipment and surfaces in ready to use condition
  • wipe down and clean surfaces (don't leave food, glue residue, shavings or fluids on surfaces)
  • throw out trash and empty full trash cans to the dumpster
  • put tools and supplies away

When something breaks…

  • If you break equipment or find something broken report it to the Maintenance Team, a group of members interested in maintaining tools at maintenance[at]artisansasylum[dot]com. In addition, either CC or send a separate message to the mailing list for the shop. The faster it’s reported the quicker it’ll be fixed.
    • Send as many details as you can including observations, a diagnosis and links to replacement parts when available
  • If you break a tool doing something you know to be wrong best practice is to pay for the repair parts and help with the repair. You may not know how to do the repair, but hanging out with someone more experienced is a great way to learn! The more you know about the inner workings of the tool, the better your projects will become.
  • We have a ticket tracking system that will update our wiki in real time if you tag the tool as broken using the QR code on the tool.
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