Machine Shop Safety
UMD ESSR’s Machine Shop Safety program is intended to provide those who work in those shops the
means for identifying and controlling hazardous tasks and danger zones as well as the safeguards,
equipment, and work practices for reducing those risks.
All machine shops and makerspaces are required to register in the BioRAFT platform. For more information see BioRAFT Information or contact email@example.com for assistance.
Potential hazards and examples that may be found in machine shops include the following:
|Electrical||Exposures to live parts resulting in shocks, burns, falls|
|Physical||Noise, flying debris, pinch, cuts|
|Chemical||Acids, bases, solvents, gases, unlabeled containers, fumes|
|Additional Safety Hazards||Lockout/tagout, machine guarding|
ESSR guides each UMD school/department that operates a machine shop in its responsibility to
develop safe and compliant operations.
Our guidance is provided through two primary facets: inspection and training.
- Annual visits provide detection of potentially hazardous conditions, so that they can be corrected before an incident can occur.
- Training enables those who manage and work in machine shops to identify and correct potential hazards throughout the year, so that UMD employees are safe every day.
Training Webinar Opportunities:
ESSR will conduct a machine shop safety webinar per request.
These webinars will provide shop managers and all additional users the opportunity to satisfy important training requirements and to get answers to your safety-related questions.
Webinar Access Information:
Join Zoom Meeting https://umd.zoom.us/j/7360331916
Meeting ID: 736 033 1916