No Food or Drink
Due to the presence of hazardous materials in the lab, food and drink consumption is prohibited.
No Working Alone
Users of the space must always have a buddy present.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
A face shield must be worn when using a grinder.
Appropriate protective gloves are required when welding, cutting with the PAC or torch, or using a grinder.
Welding helmet are required when welding. "Five Shade" face shields are required when using the PAC or oxy cutting.
Welding coats are required when using open flames, welders, or grinders.
Secure Gas Cylinders
All gas cylinders must be installed in a machine, chained to a trolley, or chained to a wall to prevent crush, explosion, or gas release.
Fume Extraction Equipment Must be Used
Use of fume extraction equipment is required, refer to SOPs for details.
Welders produce bright lights that can damage eyes. Wear the appropriate eye protection.
High voltage electricity is present in the lab. Do not service machines and report exposed wires.
The tips of welders, cutters, grinders, and work pieces are extremely hot after use. Do not touch them until they are cool. Always assume something is hot before picking it up.
Sharp Implements & Rotating Blades
The grinder and chop saw have rotating heads and blades that could snag clothing. Keep fingers clear of rotating tools and minimize snag risks.
Welding uses and creates hazardous fumes. Make sure fume hood is in place before beginning to weld.
Many of the operations in Hot Works require various gasses in pressurized cylinders.
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