Shop Safety Manual

7 Shop Safety A. Introduction The Iowa State University (ISU) Shop Safety Program provides a framework for hazard identification, control methods, training, and record keeping that is designed to minimize potential shop hazards. It may be necessary to tailor the program for each shop space, addressing unique hazards. Specific procedures developed for different shop situations must be created. Shop personnel must have access to, be familiar with, and follow the program requirements for working safely in ISU shop spaces. Definition of a Shop An ISU shop is defined as a space utilized for instruction, research, or maintenance activities, including (but not limited to) power-driven tools used for fabricating, machining, finishing, and repairing physical objects, electrical, and electronic items. Work may include: • Woodworking (cutting, drilling, sanding, carving, routing, grinding, planing, gluing, bonding, and fastening) • Equipment development (model building, machine building, hydraulics building and their use, compressed air use, research equipment development, modifications, destructive testing, and other kinds of equipment repairs / maintenance) • Glass work (blowing, glazing, annealing, tempering, bonding, grinding, drilling, and hotwork with glass materials) • Material handling (craning, hoisting, rigging, lifting, transporting, and movement of process materials or equipment) • Metal work (sheet metal forming, machining, grinding, riveting, cutting, threading, casting, forging, heat-treating, quenching, welding, brazing, soldering, and drilling) • Plastics (machining, bending, burning, bonding, cutting, drilling, gluing, melting, and forming) • Plumbing • Surface modification (sandblasting, painting, surface preparation, laminating, burning, etching, and masking)