NOTE: Safety orientations are required for woodshop users.
Laser users please visit the Lasers page.
Previously Enrolled Students
Students currently registered for College of Design classes who have previously completed the shops orientations are pre-registered for shop access, but may need to log into their user account to complete or update the User Agreement before accessing the shops. Use duck email I.D. (minus @uoregon.edu) and password to log in.
Shop orientations will typically be scheduled by the instructors of studios or classes that incorporate tool use into their curriculum.
Shop Access Requirements
Information for Instructors
If you intend to integrate woodshop tool use into your courses, please note the following:
You will need to
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to discuss the:
- Intended use and time frame of the assignment
- Schedule the orientations
- Send your class list (spreadsheet) with UO email user names. This will register your students for the following:
- Shop safety orientation course on CANVAS. Encourage your students to complete this as soon as possible. Some of your students may have completed the orientations previously and will not be required to repeat them. Students can log into their Shop user account to check current shop membership status.
- The shop tour and lecture/demonstrations should be scheduled within your normal class hours. The tour typically runs 1- 1/2 hours.
- Classes larger than 20 students will need to schedule multiple tours.
- Please mark attendance, and send it with your class to the shop tour.
- Please schedule adequate time for your students to complete both parts of the orientation process when planning assignment deadlines.
- Students will not have access to the shops prior to completing orientations.
- Students needing access to the laser cutters or CNC can find more information here: studioshop/lasers and studioshop/cnc
The 60 to 90 minute orientation will cover:
- Personal safety; eye protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, clothing, hair, and accessories considerations, first aid and emergency procedures.
- Tool descriptions and demonstrations of proper use.
- Materials, workspace, and storage considerations.
- Scheduling information.
- Additional resources.
Other elements of safety curriculum will include:
- Well maintained tools and equipment.
- A clean and organized work environment.
- Safety posters specific to each machine.
- Safety posters specific to personal safety and responsibility.
- Observation and ongoing assessment of individual performance.