Shop Training

Spring 2017 - Safety Orientation Training

Registration opens January 17th

Sign up Monday - Friday

8:00 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 4:30 PM

@ 1166 Etcheverry Hall


Training will take place January 25th through March 24th.


The Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop is available for students who will be working on projects and research related to our academic mission. First scheduling priority will be given to our supported undergraduate courses.


If any student has not received the safety orientation training and needs to use the Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop this semester, they need to go through our safety orientation training in the early part of the semester. Students who have already been trained in the Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop prior to this semester are not required to go through the training again. Training in another shop or location does not qualify the student to work in the ME shop.


Students will need to visit the shop in 1166 Etcheverry Hall to schedule their orientation in person. Sign-ups will begin at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  The shop is open Monday through Friday 8:30-11:30 and 1:00- 4:30 for safety orientation enrollment. It is recommended that interested students sign up early. Training is on a first come-first served basis and the staff cannot guarantee a slot in the schedule for students who do not sign up early.


The safety orientation training is for education and safety purposes and consists of three 1- hour instructional/ hands-on sessions and a final 2 hour hands-on demonstration of safe work practices and machine tool competency. The five hours of safety orientation will be conducted within an eight hour work day.


The daily safety orientation training schedule will consist of:


  • - Phase-One: 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM

(Elements covered: Shop & work safety, shop user conduct expectations, overview of facilities, operational instruction and hands on experience on Vertical Band Saw and Drill Press.)


  • - Phase-Two: 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

(Elements covered: MSC Engine Lathe operational instruction and hands on experience.)


  • - Phase-Three, 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

(Elements covered: Bridgeport Vertical Mill operational instruction and hands on experience.)


  • - Phase-Four, 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

(Elements covered: Users will demonstrate their competency and safe work practices on all machine tools covered in Phase One though Three while making a “widget” from the provided drawing.)


The actual safety orientation training will occur during the period from January 25, 2017 through March 24, 2017; all safety orientations must be completed by Friday, March 24, 2017.


Please Note:

Supported research and student engineering teams will need to send their list of students wishing to participate in the safety orientation to


**Please print out and read the Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding form, and send back your completed form to