Woodshop Safety


There are several shops on UVM's campus. These consist of Woodshops and Machine shops. Each of these types of Shops come with their own unique safety equipment and hazards.

A woodshop is a place where power-driven and hand tools are used for building, cutting, finishing, or repairing wooden objects.  Often they will have a welding area with compressed gases nearby.  At UVM, machine shops and woodshops are used to teach classes, design research equipment, create prototype designs and more.  

Since shops have specific chemicals and physical hazards, please follow this link to Safety in Workshops and Machine Shops. There, the following safety topics and regulations are reviewed. UVM faculty, staff and students must comply with all of these safety regulations.

Chemical Safety and Communication Compressed Gas and Compressed Air
Electrical Safety and Lockout Tagout Welding. Cutting and Brazing
Hand & Power Tools and Equipment Fire Safety & Evacuation Plans
Machine Guarding Medical Services and First Aid
Material Handling and Storage Noise
Environmental Controls Stairs and Walkways
Personal Protective Equipment Lofts, Rafters & Elevated Surfaces