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3D Printer Safety

3D printers have become popular and are being used at home, schools, libraries and office settings. Several departments at the University are using 3D printers. These printers have hazards related to them the end users are to be aware of. The 3D Printer Safety Guidelines highlights hazards associated with 3D printer usage and highlights safety procedures that are to be followed by users to prevent injuries and near-miss incidents related to the 3D printing process. This information will also assist you in the selection of the most appropriate printer for your workspace.

All 3D printers must be registered with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) when purchased. Complete and send the 3D Printer Registration Form to EHS. EHS will conduct a risk assessment review and approve the use of all 3D printers used at the University. The risk assessment will look at the type of printer, the type of print media to be used and the proposed location of the printer set-up prior to approval being granted.

If you have any questions realted to 3D printers please contact Environmental Health & Safety via email at or call 514-848-2424 extension 4877.

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