Fabrication Shop

Paint Booth

As part of the Fabriciation Shop or Digital Fabrication Lab students are authorized to use either the Shop Yard or Paint Booth. The process to use these facilities is to check in with a Mechanician in either area, they will verify your training and then unlock the gates for you to use the facilities. Expect them to ask about your task and specify which Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) you will be required to use.

Users of the Paint Booth are required to take the Paint Booth Training. Do not use CED's Paint Booth unless you have been instructed in its safe use and operation. Below are the procedures and policies related to Paint Booth use:

Spray Booth Emergencies

  • Report all emergencies to the Fabrication Managers or Mechanicians
  • First aid kits are located in the Shop and DFL
  • Eye wash and clean-up sink located in Shop
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are located in the Shop and DFL
  • The Booth will send an alarm should a fire start or explosion erupts

Spray Booth Potential Hazards

  • Compressed air
  • Hazardous substances
  • Whipping hoses
  • Fire or explosions, or spontaneous combustion

Spray Booth Responsibilities

•  CED’s Fabrication Services Manager Semar Prom:

Responsible for interpreting and administering safety rules and operational policies; responsible for supervising the BOOTH preventative maintenance program, including periodic inspections and testing of Booth components and equipment; trains Mechanicians in safety and use; maintains records

•  CED’s Shop Manager Elizabeth Thorpe and DFL Manager Chris Palmer:

Responsible for the training materials for Booth use, verifying the training of users, deciding upon the PPE required per job. They are responsible for unlocking and inspecting the Booth prior to use, and lock/inspect Booth at end of use; as well as responsible for cleaning Booth to prevent particulate build up. May delegate these authority to trained Mechanicians.

•  CED’s Shop and DFL Mechanicians:

If delegated, Mechanicians will verify users training, discuss project and detail required PPE, unlock and inspect the Booth prior to use and at the end of the job, and will keep the Booth clean.

General Operating Procedures

  • The Booth is locked when not in use.
  • Only current Shop or DFL members, who have been properly trained, are authorized to use the Booth
  • Everyone is responsible for housekeeping and cleaning up after themselves
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are required in the Booth area
  • Safety glasses with side shields are required at all times in the Booth working area
  • Chemical resistant gloves are required, wear appropriate clothing, and sturdy footgear
  • PPE requirements depend upon what paints/finishes are being applied so Staff will define required PPE
  • Work is to be done in the designated areas only and must be properly stored for safe keeping after use
  • Mechanician must inspect prior to user leaving the Booth
  • Aisles, doorways, and stairways near the Booth are to be kept clear for safe egress
  • Report any cases of vandalism or theft immediately
  • Start the venting unit prior to using the Booth
  • Report all spilled fluids or improper functioning equipment immediately
  • Powered/operating equipment may not be left unattended or plugged in without supervision
  • Materials must be properly cleaned, disposed, or stored
  • CED is not responsible for personal property
  • The booth is certified for paint, varnish, oils use; it is not certified for resins

Actions Not Allowed Within Booth Area

Conditions in which College and Campus authorities may be officially notified, and violators (and those that aid or assist) may have current (and future) access to CED Facilities (Shop, DFL, and/or Computers) singularly or simultaneously revoked without refund:

  • Using the booth for epoxy resin or hardeners applications
  • If non-authorized students are found using the Booth
  • If the Booth is used in a negligent manner
  • If Booth safety, security, or venting systems are tampered with
  • If using open flame or tobacco products in the Booth area
  • Using tools which produce a particulate spray or sparks
  • If eating or drinking in the Booth area
  • If the user is impaired for any reason (illness, lack of sleep, drugs, or alcohol)
  • If directed to use PPE but User does not follow instructions
  • Directing air stream at yourself or other people
  • Blocking any venting systems or disabling any alarm or safety systems
  • Preparing, mixing and/or storing solvents or epoxy/hardeners