Safety

WRL facilty use:
Students, staff, and faculty must be safety trained to use the Wood Research Lab (WRL). We use a website called OpenPassport for the initial training. You can watch this video to learn how to use OpenPassport. Then go to OpenPassport to begin the training process. Once there use the Purdue log in and open the The Wood Research Lab group. Then you will need to join The Wood Research Lab group. Watch the General Safety video and take the challenge. Then you need to accept the pending badge. After receiving the General Safety badge, you may work on the tool badges. After receiving the General Safety and tool badges, come to the lab and take a “use” test with Dan Bollock (the WRL manager). By earning the badge and passing the “use” test you will gain access to that particular tool in the WRL.

For additional safety information read the following documents:
WRL Safety Manual (PDF)
General Safety Guide (PDF)
Band Saw (PDF)
Bench Grinder (PDF)
CNC Router (PDF)
Drill Press (PDF)
Jointer (PDF)
Lathe (PDF)
Panel Saw (PDF)
Planer (PDF)
Pneumatic Fastener Gun (PDF)
Portable Power Tools (PDF)
Radial Arm Saw (PDF)
Sander (PDF)
Table Saw (PDF)
Wide Belt Sander (PDF)
Changing Belts on Wide Belt Sander (PDF)
Sanding Grit Chart (PDF)