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Absolutely no food, beverages, or smoking will be tolerated in the individual studio spaces or in any area where chemicals are being used.
A studio space in the arts barn is a privilege, not a right. If you are not working regularly, you will lose your space. Greg Kline makes studio space allocation decisions in consultation with the arts barn faculty.
Before moving out of your space:
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that you understand the hazards of the materials that you are using and to establish requirements for the proper handling and disposal of these materials. You must work and behave in a manner that will protect you and others from the potential harmful effects of your chemicals and work processes so that the arts barn is a safe environment for ALL.
All hazardous waste must be brought to the hazardous waste station located in the sink/MSDS station area. All containers are labeled in compliance with hazardous waste regulations. Take care to ensure that you are separating wastes properly.
Use of the sculpture studio and equipment is available to studio art concentrators who have completed the course sculpture foundation; passed the tool test; and signed the sculpture studio waiver form. A per semester usage fee of $20.00 will be required for students who meet the above criteria, but are not enrolled in a current sculpture course. Please refer to the sculpture studio waiver form for additional details. A current waiver form must be on file in Greg Kline's office.
Only authorized individuals will be allowed to use the saw. Greg Kline and/or other arts barn faculty and staff members will determine who can use the saw.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations require that materials safety data sheets (MSDS) must be readily available for all hazardous materials.
You are responsible for proper housekeeping in your assigned space as well as the common areas that you use.
In the event that a monitor is not present, campus police must be notified prior to working alone in the arts barn. Further, permission must be granted by Greg Kline or another arts barn faculty or staff member prior to any individual working alone in the arts barn.
Because of the serious fire, health, and safety risks to you, other students, and faculty and staff resulting from non-compliance with any of these procedures, and because of the enormous fines that may be levied against Hampshire College by regulatory agencies for violations, students who do not follow these procedures could lose their right to an individual studio space, and/or their right to work in the arts barn.
Thank you in advance for making the art barn a safe work environment.