Wood Shop (ENV Model Shop)
The Interim Design Center (IDC) typically is in open access between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Entry to the IDC is available by keycard during all remaining hours. For students’ convenience, hours of operation may widen at peak “project production” times; if so, these new hours will be posted.
Please fill out key-card request forms with Instructional Services in order to obtain keys. The building will remain in open access until key-cards have been processed. For security reasons as well as to prevent the ingress of rodents, students should help to ensure doors are not propped open.
Visit the official page of the ENV Model Shop for up-to-date hours of operation, the online study guide for certification, and price list of services at http://env.cpp.edu/arc/env-model-shop.
From an on-campus phone
University Police Department Dispatch: 911
From your cell phone
University Police Department Dispatch: (909) 869-3070.
- All aisles and doorways are to remain clear.
- Do NOT bring personal furniture into the lab. Furniture must be approved by the Fire Marshal.
- Everyone using the lab is responsible to assure that floors are free from trip or slip hazards. Desks or other furniture are to be arranged so that people cannot trip over floor monuments or extension cords.
- Students may not construct personal studio partitions studios spaces. (The IDC rolling partitions are provided to separate studio sections within the middle space of the building and are not to be used for personal work spaces.) No partition or individual’s studio desk may be covered overhead with a semi-permanent or temporary structure of any kind.
- Fire extinguishers are at specific locations in the studio/lab. Become familiar with where they are located and know how to use them.
First Aid & Personal Protective Equipment
- First aid supplies available in the studio/lab. The kit is inspected periodically by IDC staff. If you use the supplies in the kit please notify a staff member so that it can be re-stocked.
- Eye wash station is available in the studio/lab and is inspected by Studio/IDC staff. If you become aware of any malfunction notify a Studio/IDC staff member or your instructor immediately.
- It is the responsibility of each student to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while working in the studio/lab. PPE may include, but not limited to eye protection, gloves, long-sleeve clothing, closed shoes, respirators, etc. It is also the responsibility of each student to keep their PPE in good condition and to wear such equipment wherever and whenever appropriate. No open-toed shoes are allowed in the studio/lab.
Hazardous Materials & Chemical Safety
- Spray products, including spray mounts cannot be used indoors.
- Chemicals being used in the lab must be in the manufacturer’s container, with an accurate label and an SDS must be on file.
- Concrete cannot be stored, mixed or used indoors.
- Do not dump waste concrete mix or rinseate from containers in the dirt or planters. Use only approved waste collection containers.
- Select few hazardous materials in limited quantities can be brought to campus from home. For example, flammable liquids are regulated based on cumulative amounts. These are the allowable materials and quantities:
- These materials must be in the manufacturer’s original container, have the student’s name on the container and have the manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The manufacturer should provide the SDS, but it can also be found on the manufacturer’s website.
- The material must be stored in the appropriate storage locker designated for the type of material. Remember, “If you can’t use it safely, please do not bring it on campus.”
- If there is waste material, a hazardous-waste tracking form must be completed and Environmental Health and Safety disposal procedures followed. (Call EH&S at x4697 for more information). It’s best to be “green”!
Any hazardous material left in a locker at the end of the class term will be disposed of appropriately and may be at the expense of the person assigned to the locker.
Tool and Equipment Maintenance & Safety
- Electrical/Ethernet floor monuments and other outlets are not to be overloaded or damaged. Multiple plug adapters cannot be used, and (for outdoor outlets) weatherproof covers must be in place.
- Electrical extension cords must NOT be brought from home. Use of an extension cord is only temporary, less than 1-day. Prior to each use check for any damage. If frayed or tampered with in any way do NOT use. When in use prevent trip hazards by selecting the outlet closest to you and provide markings when spanning walkways. Avoid spanning walkways whenever possible. Extension cords should be stored when not in use. Report damaged cords to a Studio/IDC staff member or to your instructor.
- Students shall NOT bring powered hand tools from home. All tools (hand and power) and equipment are to be maintained per manufacturer’s instructions and be in good working condition. All manufacturer’s guarding must be in place at all times during use. All electrical equipment must be grounded. All tools must be used for their intended purpose. Report any malfunction, damaged or missing guards to a Studio/IDC staff member or to your instructor.
- No power or sanding tools shall be used indoors except in the ENV Model Shop and Art Wood Shop. A Studio /IDC staff member or a designated student assistant must be present when such tools are in use.
- All students should be trained on the equipment prior to being authorized to work on the equipment. For powered equipment, lock-out devices shall be used to prevent unauthorized use of equipment. The supervisor shall issue a key to unlock each piece of equipment to authorized users.
If you have questions and/or if you need training on any of the information discussed, please notify a Studio/IDC staff member or your instructor prior to working in the lab. Please refer to the official ENV Model Shop page for training and certification information, or contact email Instructional Support Technician at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 979-6695.
Safety Inspections & Reporting Concerns
The IDC staff will perform periodic, scheduled safety inspections of the studio/lab facility and equipment.
If you see something say something. Report any and all safety concerns including but not limited to: equipment malfunctions, missing guards, improper use of equipment, hazardous material spills, etc., promptly to a Studio /IDC staff member or to your instructor. Report all injuries and/or near miss incidents to a Studio/ IDC staff member or to your instructor. Reporting of safety concerns can also be made anonymously to the Environmental Health & Safety Office at http://www.cpp.edu/~ehs/contact-us/index.shtml.
RECYCLING The College supports recycling. Bins are made available for a variety of materials. When using these bins, please take care not to contaminate one sort of material with another; contaminated materials often cannot be accepted for recycling. If necessary, students may be asked to help move student-owned recyclable materials to a recycling center.
REUSABLE MATERIALS In an effort to reduce waste, all ENV Departments encourage the reuse of project materials such as cardboard, Styrofoam, model bases, castors, basswood and other wood products. This reusable material will be collected and sorted and will be available free to students. Please confirm with studio staff the location of reusable modeling, and other art and design products. Please coordinate with your studio coordinator on how to acquire such reusable material.
STUDIO CLEAN-UP SCHEDULE Students are required to clean-up the workspace and general studio areas of the Studio every Friday at the beginning of their studio times for the duration of 20 minutes throughout Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Each individual student is responsible for inside and outdoor areas and needs to use sound judgement in storing or disposing waste material. If you have questions in this regard, ask a Studio /IDC staff member or your instructor.
Every individual course coordinator or instructor is asked to help with the coordination and execution of this clean-up schedule in a safe and disciplined manor. This regular schedule is in addition to other ordered clean-up events.
Wood Shop Safety
- Students must take and pass the safety test in the Model Shop in Bldg. 45, Room 103 prior to usage of any equipment in the Wood Shop.
- Always obtain instruction in the safe and proper operation of any tool or machine from the Wood Shop Supervisor before using it for the first time, regardless of previous outside experience.
- There are many ways to achieve the results you desire. Consider alternative methods and choose the safest tool for the job.
- Do not operate any tool or machine unless the Wood Shop Supervisor is present. For powered equipment, there shall be lock-out devices that allow supervisors to issue a key to unlock each piece of equipment, thus preventing unauthorized use.
- Work in pairs whenever possible and always be willing to help others.
- Report any defective tools, improper use of equipment, or other unsafe conditions to the Wood Shop Supervisor immediately.
- No running or horseplay is allowed in the Wood Shop.
- Report any accident or personal injury, no matter how minor, to the Wood Shop Supervisor immediately.
- Proper clothing and footwear must be worn when working in the Wood Shop. Loose clothing must be tucked in, dangling jewelry and neckties must be removed, and long hair must be restricted. Sandals or high heels are not permitted. Torn clothing is not permitted.
- Eye protection must be worn in the Wood Shop at all times. Ear protection is recommended when working with loud machinery.
- Bring your own glue, tape, paper, pencils, and other consumable supplies for working in the Wood Shop. These will not be provided.
- Do not bring outside tools into the Wood Shop.
- You may bring your own materials to work with or purchase materials from the Wood Shop
- Supervisor. Some materials, such as particle board, wafer board, MDF (medium density fiberboard), and homosote are not allowed in the Wood Shop.
- Keep your work area clean and tidy. Keep tools and materials orderly and in a safe location.
- Do not use any solvents or toxic materials in Wood Shop.
- Exercise proper lifting techniques when moving heavy material or equipment. Before lifting,be sure your path is clear of obstacles. Keep your back vertical and use your legs when lifting objects from the floor. Generally, materials in excess of 30lbs or longer than six feet should be lifted by two people.
- Clean up after yourself. Before you leave the shop, clean up any areas where you have been working and be willing to assist others with general cleanup. Begin gathering your materials 15 minutes before the shop closes.
- Return all tools and equipment to where they belong when you are done.
- No food or drink is allowed in the Wood Shop.
- Bring your Bronco Access Card (student identification card) with you. Whenever you work in the Wood Shop, you must show your stamped student identification card to the acting shop supervisor.
- ALL students are required to clean their work area- which includes, putting tools back where they belong, sweeping the floor, dusting off the machines, and putting scrap wood and metal in the appropriate trash bins located throughout the model shop. Ensure that vacs are operational and running prior to working. A clean shop makes for a much more enjoyable and safe place to work.
It is especially important to ensure that saw dust is cleaned up for each piece of equipment after each use by the student authorized to use the equipment before moving on to another task or piece of equipment. Saw dust presents a slip hazard. It also can become explosive when dispersed in the air. In small quantities, it can be a combustible hazard.