Shop Rules

1. State of Mind:

Do not operate machinery if you are physically ill or mentally distressed, or under the influence of any consumable that would cause impairment.

2. Personal Safety:

  • Wear safety glasses at all times.
  • No sandals or open toed shoes.
  • No loose clothing or accessories: ties, scarves, loose sleeves, jewelry, etc.
  • Tie back long hair and beards so that they are not in front of face or neck.
  • Wear disposable gloves when working with adhesives.
  • Wear a dust mask when working with fine particulate materials.

3. Machine Safety:

  • Do not leave a machine running unattended.
  • Use brushes, hooks or pliers to remove chips or shavings, never use hand or fingers.
  • No gloves while machining.
  • Know which parts move, which are stationary, and which are sharp.
  • Double check that your work piece is securely held.
  • Remember to remove chuck keys and wrenches.
  • Listen to the machine; if something doesn’t sound right, shut it off.
  • If you don’t know or are unsure ASK!

4. Shop Safety:

  • Do not be distracted or distract someone else while operating shop tools.
    (No electronic devices, headphones / no ear buds, etc.)
  • Prevent slip/trip hazards by wiping up any spills.
  • Maintain clear aisles.
  • Clean work area as needed.
  • You must clean and return all tools to proper location when finished.
  • If you make a mess, you clean it up.
  • If we help you make a mess, you clean it up.
  • If you don’t know or are unsure ASK!

5. Remember:

  • It is a privilege to work in the Drexel Machine Shop.
  • Violation of these rules may result in the loss of the privilege to work in the shop.
  • The best safety device is your brain.
  • Safety is your and our top priority.
  • Immediately report any problems or concerns to staff.
  • If you don’t know or are unsure ASK!