The Shops may at their discretion lend out tools and equipment by having the faculty, staff, or student fill out a form and leave their I.D. or drivers license. Certain materials are available for purchase in the shops and labs. The Bookstore stocks respirators and safety glasses for sale. Faculty and staff must require users of the shop to use the proper safety gear.
Hazardous waste disposal is contracted out to a contractor licensed by the State of Michigan. Containers are provided for areas where hazardous waste has been identified. It is the departments’ responsibility to inform the Facilities Office of hazardous waste located in areas other than the shops and labs.
All Academic Facilities shop managers, staff and work-study technicians are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED. Campus Safety has implemented a step-by-step response plan for accidents, injuries and fire that may occur in the shops. The plan is posted in each area. Faculty should familiarize themselves with these procedures.
When anyone is injured, the supervisor at the shop must fill out an Accident/Injury Report Form at the CCS Security Office.
In order for students to be able to work in the shops they must take DFN-116 3D Design Techniques. If students pass the course with a C / (2.0) or better they are allowed access to the shops during their tenure at the college.
Academic facilities are not instructional facilities. All faculty are responsible for instructing their students in the use of the tools and techniques in each individual shop that they expect their students to use in the completion of course work and finished projects.
Competency training is mandatory for faculty and staff who wish to use the shops.
Academic Facilities maintains consistent open shop hours to facilitate the needs of students, faculty and staff. Hours are posted at the beginning of each semester and are aligned with the building hours posted by Campus Safety.
The Director of Academic Facilities is responsible for strengthening the infrastructure for teaching and learning in an interdisciplinary environment through the safe operation of the facilities. The Director of Academic Facilities provides direction for operations, equipment purchasing, training, growth and technology, and works with the Health and Safety Committee of Faculty Assembly to assure the safety of the facilities.