Makerspaces encourage creativity and self-learning through product construction by use of 3D printing (or additive manufacturing), laser cutters, soldering, and machining.
Some makerspace hazards are not fully characterized, like ultrafine particles from 3D printing. Carefully review processes, develop safe work procedures, and use exposure control devices to minimize adverse exposure risks.
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Make sure all machine safe guards are in place at all times so that moving parts are not a danger to you and other workers nearby. If machine safety guards are removed due to maintenance ensure that Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) protocols are closely followed.