Technologies that in the past were primarily associated with high-tech and manufacturing industries, are rapidly being incorporated into higher education programs. Robots, 3D printers, laser cutters/etchers, water jet cutting machines and benchtop computer numerical control (CNC) machines are rapidly appearing on campus outside of the traditional shop setting.
Design Guidelines for Makerspaces, Robotics Laboratories & Student/Research shops is presented to assist end users and design professionals to understand the unique health and safety related requirements of these facilities and to provide information that can be proactively incorporated into the design for renovations or new facilities.
Operation Guidelines for Makerspaces, Robotics Laboratories & Student/Research Laboratories is presented to assist with the safe operations of these facilities.
Machinery, Robotics and Power Tool Safety Program is also presented here to inform the Penn community of some of the key hazards associated with machines, robots, power tools, and other dangerous moving parts. Guidance is provided to aid in mitigating the specific hazards.
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