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Certification

Want to become machine shop certified? At our trainings, you will be taught the ins and outs of machine safety and general use of mills and lathes. You will get the chance to use these machines first-hand!

Required Before Certification:
  • OH500 – Machine Shop Safety Training (EID required) –  OH500 Link through www.utexas.edu/safety/ehs/
    • The objective for this course is to introduce employees and students to the hazards of working in machine shops.
    • Employees and students are advised that this is general shop safety. Additional site specific training may be required to qualify for working in your shop.
    • Machine Shop Safety Training (PDF)
  • Hard copy of OH500 completion.
    • You must provide the Machine Shop a hard copy of TXClass Personal Training History that contains the OH500 – TXClass
  • Sign up for only one class session
    • Dates and times will be provided by Ricardo Palacios
    • If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by emailing Ricardo Palacios at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Required Day of Certification:

Failure to attend without prior notification will be subject to grade deduction (for class requirement).

  • Duration of class is approximately 4hrs.
  • Must arrive 15 minutes before class begins.
  • Must wear Long Pants
  • Must wear Closed Toed Shoes
  • Properly secure Long Hair
  • Properly secure/remove loose clothing, jewelry, and/or lanyards.

You will be provided with the adequate safety equipment (safety glasses, ear protection…if needed, etc.). Upon completion you will receive a Certification Card which will enable you to use the student machine shop for the duration of your studies at the University of Texas at Austin in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Upcoming Trainings:

Unfortunately, we will not be offering any more trainings until Fall 2021. If you have further questions please email Ricardo Palacios at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..