All, Just a reminder that shop safety certifications are only good for 5 semesters, and for many of you that means they have expired and you need to renew them.   And for any newcomers or those returning after a hiatus, you’ll also need to get certified.  NOTE: Shop safety certification is required for ALL of you wishing to use the shop this semester.
The shop staff will be conducting orientation classes on this Wednesday and the B session on Thursday.  Attendance at these will be valuable for many students, but that is not required.  What is required will be passing the test.  Below is the orientation and testing schedule.
Wed.   10      12:00-1:45     Session A
Thurs.  11      12:00-1:30     Session B         Test at 1:30
Tues.   16      12:00-1:45     Session A
Wed.    17      12:00-1:30     Session B         Test at 1:30
Thurs.  18      12:00-1:45     Session A
Mon.    22      12:00-1:30     Session B         Test at 1:30
Tues.   23      12:00-1:45     Session A
Wed.    24      12:00-1:30     Session B         Test at 1:30

ALERT! Shop Certification!!

John Kriegshauser has informed me that almost no 3rd year students have gone to the shop to be re-certified.  Your shop certification expires after several semesters, and you need to stay on top of it.  I mentioned needing to do this on the first day of class in lecture, and if you want to work in the shop this semester or beyond, you need to go do this immediately.

There is a shop cert class today at 1:30, and you should not miss it.  Do it.

shop safety training









From John K:

The safety training that most of your students received as freshmen has expired, and I need for any of your students who plan to use the shop this semester to retake the safety test.  These tests will be given here in the shop at 1:30 on Thursday, Jan. 12, Tuesday, Jan 16, Thursday, Jan.18 and Tuesday, Jan 24.

Probably half of your students can just come take the test and pass it.  Those who have not been active in the shop last year might want to attend the safety instruction sessions to prepare them for the test, the schedule for which is posted by the door to my office in M&M.


homasote safety

Prof. Rick Nelson who oversees the College’s facilities was quite clear in communicating that there was to be no cutting, shaping, sanding, or even storing of homasote in Crown Hall. So cut the model bases in the shop, glue them up in the shop, sand them in the shop and ONLY bring them to Crown Hall when they are finished.

He was very imaginative in describing the wrath that will be visited on anyone who is caught working with homasote anywhere in Crown.

You have been warned – your third year faculty will be unable to come to your rescue if you get busted.

And I would strongly urge you to wear masks when dealing with the stuff as it makes some pretty nasty dust.