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Code Of Conduct

  1. Respect all people, equipment and space.
  2. Adhere to the following dress code. Exception: during public events where tools are unplugged.
    1. FOOTWEAR Steel toe boots are recommended. Soft soles and stable platforms provide the most secure footing. No high heels or open-toed shoes.
    2. CLOTHING Nothing on your person should hang away from the body. Long pants will protect you from debris and are highly recommended.
    3. JEWELRY Studs on the ears and face are fine. Bracelets, rings, necklaces, and watches should be avoided.
  3. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited at the Makerspace except at sanctioned events as designated by the general manager. During these events tools should be unplugged.
  4. Clean up after yourself. Give yourself ample time to clean up before you leave. Please leave your stuff in your rented storage space if you have one. Make sure to clean up any spills immediately and appropriately, as they are a hazard.
  5. Notify staff of any problem with the facility, machines, or other members in the space as soon as you notice them.
  6. Do not attempt maintenance or repair work on running equipment.
  7. Do not use equipment you are not authorized to use, trained on, and comfortable using.
  8. If you are unsure about a course of action, ask another person. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
  9. Do not operate heavy machines if you are the only person in the space. If you are hurt, no one will be around to help.
  10. Immediately obtain first aid for any injury and report to shop managers. When determining the severity of the injury, always err on the side of caution.
  11. No one under 18 allowed to use any power equipment
  12. Do not leave machines running unattended.
  13. Do not attempt to stop running equipment with any part of your body.
  14. Be aware of all equipment around you, especially moving parts.
  15. Check that all pieces and tooling are properly secured before operating equipment.
  16. Remove all chuck keys, wrenches, and other tools from the machinery after making adjustments.
  17. Work with a partner when appropriate--do not try to move heavy objects nor support heavy pieces by yourself.
  18. Only one person should be operating a machine at a time.
  19. Do not eat or drink on or near the machines.
  20. Ensure that you are working in a properly lit space.
  21. Pay attention to the machinery. Something that does not feel or sound right is likely not working right.
  22. For cleaning, please use the vacuum and broom. Do not use compressed air on machines or yourself.
  23. Report any lost RFID badges, tools, or machinery immediately.
  24. Stow materials, tools, and scrap appropriately. Do not pose a tripping hazard or put tools at risk for damage.
  25. Do not sleep at the shop or in the parking lot. It is not allowed.