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The purpose of the Shop Safety Inspection Program is to eliminate or prevent unsafe conditions that could result in illnesses, injuries, or property damage.

Shops can include machine shops, wood shops, and maintenance shops. Not all rooms or areas at Florida State University that contain equipment/tools are classified as shops. Research laboratories, non-traditional workspaces, temporary locations, etc. may utilize individual tools or equipment. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for these types of areas to ensure proper safety guidelines are followed. At a minimum, these areas should have a monitoring program, training program and machine guarding practices to ensure the safety of the users. Research labs utilizing machine shop equipment must have adequately developed standard operating procedures, which address hazards of equipment use and safeguards.

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