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== 15 Sep 2015 Meeting Notes ==
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=Woodshop Governance=
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See [[Shop Safety and Etiquette|Woodshop Safety]] for primary policy information.
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== Shop Monitors ==
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* Matt Thomas
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* Drew Hatzung
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== Testers ==
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In general training requests should follow the standard procedure on the website of course.
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These are some folks who have traditionally done some testing and you can talk to for more information.
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* Michael Goulde
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* Simon Chase
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* Jimmie Rodgers
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* John Houghton
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* David Elentukh
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* Tam S-P
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* Brian Larkin
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* Jason Rossitto
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* Mike Dawson
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== Instructors (partial) ==
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For an up to date list of instructors consult the website.
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* Phil Wolfson
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* Tam S-P
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* Matt Thomas
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* Josh Beckmann
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* Jason Rossitto
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* Chris Fitzhugh
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== Repair and Maintenance Team ==
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* Woody
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* Rob Masek
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* Puppy
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* Awesomenauts (in season)
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* All above!
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== People Authorized to Intervene for Safety or Policy Concerns ==
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* Every single member of the Aritsan's Asylum, as per policy in every shop!
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= Assorted meeting notes and commentary =
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== 17 Sep 2015 ED Feedback on Paul and Matt Meeting ==
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=== Authority ===
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Questions on who has what authority where should go to facilities as Rob oversees this.  To the specifics,
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- To my knowledge we have never really had a situation where anyone has more official authority in any of the shops.  I see lots of folks like Tam, Irene and Josh Beckman exercise 'quasi-authority' to intervene when they saw an issue.  From a responsibility perspective it all falls on the facilities manager and then the ED.  Rob certainly invests trust in some folks more than others as he feels is safe and effective but there isn't anyone officially granted authority and thus responsibility/liability.
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- Every member has the authority to intervene in a safety situation.  No one has the authority to remove a lockout on a machine unless they are certain why it was locked out and they have addressed that issue.  When in doubt this should be discussed on maint@ or with Rob directly
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=== Compensation ===
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Questions on compensation and invoicing should go to member services as Jess executes on them.  In this case she was able to quickly address the issue.
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=== Instructor Coordination ===
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The woodshop instructors have worked with the education manager and coordinated their offerings to a greater extent than any other shop. They have been working for some time to address concerns around safety, testing, availability etc.  Clearly some additional communication with the shop monitors could be of benefit however.
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== 15 Sep 2015 Meeting of Matt and Paul Notes ==
=== Attendance ===
=== Attendance ===

Revision as of 17:27, 28 September 2015

Contents

Woodshop Governance

See Woodshop Safety for primary policy information.


Shop Monitors

  • Matt Thomas
  • Drew Hatzung

Testers

In general training requests should follow the standard procedure on the website of course. These are some folks who have traditionally done some testing and you can talk to for more information.

  • Michael Goulde
  • Simon Chase
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • John Houghton
  • David Elentukh
  • Tam S-P
  • Brian Larkin
  • Jason Rossitto
  • Mike Dawson

Instructors (partial)

For an up to date list of instructors consult the website.

  • Phil Wolfson
  • Tam S-P
  • Matt Thomas
  • Josh Beckmann
  • Jason Rossitto
  • Chris Fitzhugh

Repair and Maintenance Team

  • Woody
  • Rob Masek
  • Puppy
  • Awesomenauts (in season)
  • All above!

People Authorized to Intervene for Safety or Policy Concerns

  • Every single member of the Aritsan's Asylum, as per policy in every shop!


Assorted meeting notes and commentary

17 Sep 2015 ED Feedback on Paul and Matt Meeting

Authority

Questions on who has what authority where should go to facilities as Rob oversees this. To the specifics, - To my knowledge we have never really had a situation where anyone has more official authority in any of the shops. I see lots of folks like Tam, Irene and Josh Beckman exercise 'quasi-authority' to intervene when they saw an issue. From a responsibility perspective it all falls on the facilities manager and then the ED. Rob certainly invests trust in some folks more than others as he feels is safe and effective but there isn't anyone officially granted authority and thus responsibility/liability. - Every member has the authority to intervene in a safety situation. No one has the authority to remove a lockout on a machine unless they are certain why it was locked out and they have addressed that issue. When in doubt this should be discussed on maint@ or with Rob directly

Compensation

Questions on compensation and invoicing should go to member services as Jess executes on them. In this case she was able to quickly address the issue.

Instructor Coordination

The woodshop instructors have worked with the education manager and coordinated their offerings to a greater extent than any other shop. They have been working for some time to address concerns around safety, testing, availability etc. Clearly some additional communication with the shop monitors could be of benefit however.


15 Sep 2015 Meeting of Matt and Paul Notes

Attendance

  • Matt Thomas
  • Paul Kassebaum

Action Items

  • Paul will talk with Derek about Matt's status
  • Schedule follow up meeting in two weeks

Summary

There’s no clear understanding of the authority structure in the wood shop. The following people have unofficial quasi-authority: Matt Thomas, Woody, Drew Hatzung, Michael Goulde, Jon Mosca, Dille.

Rob Masek and Jason Rossito approached Matt Thomas to be shop monitor, but the deal was never fully sealed. Matt’s not clear what his responsibilities are, was compensated for April and June, but hasn’t been compensated since.

Access is controlled in the following ways:

  • Woody restricts access to broken tools by locking them up. This causes problems when the tools get fixed but are still locked up, especially for courses.
  • There are no policies restricting individual access to the shop during courses, which is a big problem to the shop community
  • Tool access is ostensibly controlled by testers, who decide whether someone has ‘tested out’. However, no one feels they have the authority to check another person’s status at will.
  • Tool access is temporarily restricted by people with quasi-authority if they witness unsafe use.
  • After witnessing unsafe use, quasi-authorities don’t feel they can rescind a person’s ‘tested out’ status or prevent them from accessing the tool in the future until deemed safe. This is perceived as Rob’s call.

Shop maintenance tasks are coordinated with a task board, but it has had limited success as tool for social change. Matt struggles to hit the task deadlines, often doing the bulk of the work.

There is no coordination between wood shop instructors. Matt is not plugged in to their needs as this didn’t seem like a shop monitor responsibility.

Shop users do not coordinate their requests for resources. Each shop user individually makes requests to Rob.

The wood shop saw a recent investment in the acquisition of a joiner. Matt draws a direct line connecting his initial outreach tool manufactures to the successful fundraiser for the new joiner, done with Rob’s help. Matt spoke with some other shop users about which tools were worth getting.

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