Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) assistance

EHS personnel are readily available to assist with exhaust ventilation recommendations, safety equipment, PPE and fire extinguisher training. We can help with the development of safety procedures. Just give us a call we always welcome a day in the shop!

The following EHS resources that may be helpful.

Safety Resources Available on the Web

The University of Virginia Art Studio, a division of the Art Department in Arts & Sciences, has tools and equipment Safety Procedures posted on their Art Studio Safety website. Art Studio and Gallery Technician, Eric Schmidt has included resources such as schematics of wood working equipment, power tools and hand tools and operation instructions. There is also guidance on PPE to wear when using equipment

Yale School of Engineering has a similar website. Equipment safety information and machine shop safety rules are listed here.

Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) has innumerable resources on their website that's worth checking out. Go to their safety and health topics listed in OSHA's eTools, eMatrix, Expert Advisors website.

Use their A-Z index to search for information.

Some areas of interest to check out are:

  • Machine guarding
  • Hand and power tools
  • Lock out of hazardous equipment
  • Electrical safety

OSHA Regulations of particular importance for shop-like environments with powered equipment include:

  • OSHA 1910 Subpart O Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • OSHA 1910.242 Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • OSHA 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy
  • OSHA 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment and Hazard Assessment of Work Environment
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