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1. The policies for student use of access cards in the Kennedy/Keller/Eberhard & 609 Watson Engineering Buildings are as follows:
2. The following locations are classified as normal 24-hour-per-day spaces and can be accessed and occupied by all engineering students currently enrolled in engineering classes:
3. Access to labs other than those mentioned in item 2 above will be by prearrangement with the appropriate School of Engineering faculty and lab supervisor.
4. After hours access to School of Engineering facilities by students not enrolled in engineering or computer science classes on the Pew Campus and not guests of engineering students will be by prearrangement with the appropriate School of Engineering faculty and lab supervisor.
5. Electrical power to individual laboratories will be on only when the appropriate building or lab is supervised.
6. Only students who have been qualified on specific equipment may operate that equipment. Qualification policy and procedures are addressed separately.
Failure to follow the ABOVE policies & procedures will result in revocation of access privileges
Should you not return your access card when dropping from the School of Engineering or via graduation, PEW Campus Operations will place a lien on your financial student account. Should your access card be lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to immediately report it to Pew Campus Security and the School of Engineering.
If it is found that your card provided access to Engineering Facilities that resulted in a theft of tools or equipment, you will be personally held responsible for loss and damages. Your access card must be returned to either of the Laboratory Supervisors upon graduation or the student's departure from School of Engineering enrollment.
Whoever turns power on in a School of Engineering lab is thereby responsible for the safety of the engineering students working in that lab. Student safety responsibility can be verbally transferred between faculty and staff during normal business hours of 8 AM to 5 PM.
The keyed lab power control switches are an integral part of the School’s safety program and are used provide an additional level of insurance of safety for students using any School of Engineering building.
The managerial responsibility of lab power is a shared decision between School of Engineering faculty and laboratory supervisors. Unless otherwise directed, Laboratory Supervisors will secure power to labs at approximately 5 PM, Monday through Friday, during academic semesters.
Should faculty have the need to keep power on in labs beyond 5 PM daily, or during weekends, arrangements must be made with the appropriate building Laboratory Supervisor. Depending on the function of the lab and safety issues involved inside a lab, card access may, or may not, be granted to students during after hour times that power is left on in the lab. That decision should be made jointly by the faculty user and the building Lab Supervisor. Should the building Lab Supervisor have the student worker manpower, it is possible for power to be left on in labs during evening hours, with a supervisor present.
The two persons in each lab rule applies at all times, regardless of time of day, lab power on or off, building supervised or not.
ECE Laboratory Safety
These guidelines address equipment and procedures that will mainly be used by those utilizing Mechanical and PDM laboratories.
The environment in which you are being taught within the Kennedy and Keller Building labs closely resembles that which is found in factories and other industrial facilities. Consequently, personal safety equipment and dress standards of what is found in industry will be enforced.
There is a risk of injury when wearing inappropriate clothing and footwear, such as shoes that do not cover the entire foot, and long legged baggy pants, long baggy shirt sleeves, certain styles of jewelry, and loose clothing or hair are strongly discouraged. Signs posted at laboratory doors may specifically prohibit these or additional personal hazard items.
Students must be qualified to operate most equipment located within the School of Engineering laboratories. Qualification is required in order that students have knowledge of safety and operating procedures associated with particular processes, equipment, and machinery.
Qualifications are required for the below listed processes, equipment, and machinery.
1 – KEB Haas CNC High Torque
2 – KEN Benchmill. H.S. Haas
3 – KEB Wood Shop. Offered to students who have been selected for secondary
admission to the School of Engineering.
4 – KEB Machine Shop Safety, procedures, saws and drills. Offered to students who
have been selected for secondary admission to the School of Engineering.
5 – KEB machine shop manual mills. Offered to students who have been selected
for secondary admission to the School of Engineering.
6 – KEB machine shop manual lathes. Offered to students who have been
selected for secondary admission to the School of Engineering.
7 – KEB Welding and Plasma cutting machines. Offered to students who have been
selected for secondary admission to the School of Engineering.
8 – KEB NC vertical machining center. Offered to students taking course EGR 367.
9 – KEB NC turning Center. Offered to students taking course EGR 367.
10 - ECE Laboratory Safety Procedures. Required of all students using KEN|KEB ECE Labs
and/or working with high and low voltage lab equipment.
11 - KEB 3D printer (rapid prototype printer) with Soluble Removal System Cleaning Station.
12 - EGR Lab Safety/Info Session
13 - KEN Through Hole Soldering. Offered in EGR214 to all students using ECE labs.
14 - KEN Surface Mount Soldering.
15 - KEN Electronics Assembly Lab
16 - KEN 242 laser engraver.
The qualifying student will sign and date a verification of understanding form as each step of the qualification process is completed. The qualifying student will either be given one business card sized qualification card or present a current qualification card that will be endorsed by the qualifying lab supervisor.
Students are to carry their qualification card on them at all times when operating School of Engineering equipment. Students may have to present the card whenever challenged for his/her qualification or when working in a SOE laboratory. The challenge can come from either faculty or staff of the School of Engineering.
The verification of understanding form will be maintained on file in the students’ records which are kept in the engineering office. (KEN136).
Qualification opportunities will be advertised in the form of a calendar with a heading that says “SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS SCHEDULE. The Schedule will be posted throughout KEN/KEB showing dates and times qualifications will be done. Once the schedule has expired for the semester, it is final.