Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Essential Shop Requirements:

  • Safety Glasses (Minimum Z87+ impact rating)
  • Hearing Protection - Over-Ear or In-Ear Allowed (Minimum 23 dB rating)
  • Respiratory Protection - Respirator or Disposable Dust/Nuisance Mask (Minimum N95/P95 Efficiencies)
    • Different operations and materials require various levels and types of protection.  

Headphones & Earbuds are not permitted in the shops. They are not hearing protection and they inhibit communication which is paramount in a shared shop environment. 

PPE Requirements vary for the different shops and rooms. Please note the PPE Requirement signs on the doors to each space and utilize the SDS Binders regarding the specific materials you are working with.

SDS (Safety Data Sheets) can be found in the breezeway of the Wood Shop (Room 218) and outside the doors to the Metal Shop (Room 213).


Appropriate Attire 

You are required to wear appropriate attire in order to work in the Fabrication Studios. 

  • Required long pants or shorts below the knee.
  • No loose flowing garments of ANY KIND; No skirts, No dresses, No kilts, No scarves
  • Required closed-toed shoes; No open-toed shoes, No sandals, No heels, No flip-flops, No slip-ons
    • Shoes need to have slip-resistant soles
  • No Dangling Jewelry or Similar Articles - Necklaces, Earrings, Lanyards, etc
  • No Hand or Wrist Jewelry - No Rings, No Bracelets, No Watches  
  • All long hair must be tied back

Metal Shop - Additional Requirements

  • Must have Long Pants - No Cuffs
  • No Synthetic Materials - No Nylon, Rayon, Spandex, etc.