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Launch Lab User Agreement

Launch Lab Overview

The terms of your participation in the Launch Lab are outlined as follows:

  • The Launch Lab is open by appointment only. Please arrive on time for the scheduled start of your appointment. If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible in advance of your scheduled start time. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

  • Each employee of the Startup Tucson Network Member company who wants to use the Launch Lab must sign this Agreement. Only those team members who have signed this Agreement and have been trained by a Lab Specialist will be permitted to use the Lab equipment.

  • If you will be bringing any guests to your Lab appointment (for photo shoots, for example), you must let us know in advance. Guests cannot use the equipment. 

Please carefully read the attached Liability Forms and Safety Guidelines before signing the User Agreement. Violations of any of the terms outlined below will result in loss of privileges in the Launch Lab.

By signing the User Agreement at the bottom of this page, you agree to:

  • Follow the Liability and Safety Guidelines.

  • Complete all required program surveys.

  • Do your best to make the Launch Lab a safe and clean shared space. 

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Launch Lab Safety Policies and Procedures

The tools and equipment in the Launch Lab Maker Space are available to Startup Tucson Network Members. Anyone wishing to use the tools, equipment, and this facility must first successfully complete the safety orientation training provided in these safety instructions.

Equipment-specific training and demonstration of competency are required to use the following equipment located in the Launch Lab. In order to use the tools/equipment below, you must be trained and approved for use in that category.

  • 3D Printers

    • Ender 5 Plus-- Large form factor 3D printer

    • Formlabs Form 3 Kit-- Resin 3D printer

    • Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ Kit-- Multi-material 3D printer

  • Cutters

    • Laser Cutter-- 60W CO2 laser cutter/engraver (50cm x 70cm)

    • Vinyl Cutter-- US Cutter MH 871

  • Heat Press-- for sublimation ink transfer to various media

  • Electronics Station

    • General soldering tools

    • SMD stereoscopic microscope soldering materials

    • Cable management tools 

This equipment-specific training is provided by the Launch Lab Specialist. All potential users must read this safety handout, sign that they understand and agree to the requirements established in the Liability document, and complete safety training before using the tools and equipment in the Launch Lab.

This message is not intended to be a safety training manual. The first step in preventing personal injury or equipment damage is to make sure that you know how to operate the equipment you will be using correctly. 

If you are unsure-- ask! 

Inattention, hurried work, horseplay, bad judgment, fatigue, “last-minute” fabrication, improper clothing, defective tools, dull cutting tools, and poorly secured work pieces can cause accidents. Avoid accidents by following all of the rules in this handout and asking for help if you are unsure about any aspect of the operation or process, especially regarding safety. Disregarding lab rules or working unsafely will result in suspension or revocation of lab privileges depending on the severity of the infraction.

Lab Access

Lab Specialist

  • No limits on access

  • Must be comfortable using all equipment and prepared to train program participants.

Startup Tucson Network Members


  • Assembly and Rotary Stations available for use without training. If you don’t feel comfortable using equipment offered at these stations, you may request training with the Lab Specialist. 

  • All 3D Printers, Cutters, Heat Press, and Electronics Station require station-specific training. Please contact the Startup Tucson team to book time within the lab with our Lab Specialist for training. They will assess whether you are ready to use the specialty equipment. 

General Safety Guidelines

Emergency Information

  • Injuries: For immediate help notify Launch Lab Staff and follow their directions. Do not attempt to remove foreign objects from the eye or body. It is better to have trained medical personnel remove foreign objects from the eye or body.

Ready to Work

  • Design before you build. Think through the entire job before starting. Ask for help if you have questions.

  • Sign in and get safety equipment when entering the lab.

  • Always keep aisles, exits, and access to emergency equipment clear at all times.

  • Do not operate equipment unless you have been properly trained to do so. If you’re unsure about the safe operation of a tool or any aspect of a job, ask for help. If you can’t do it safely, don’t do it!

  • No eating or drinking is permitted in the Launch Lab. 

Personal Protection

  • Keep your fingers and hands clear of the point of operation of equipment. Always use special tools or devices, such as push sticks, hooks, pliers, etc. Never use a rag near moving machinery.

  • No ties, loose clothing, lanyards, or jewelry, etc. around moving or rotating equipment. Long hair must be tied back or covered whenever in the lab, to prevent contact with moving machinery.

  • Must wear safety glasses with side shields whenever in the lab. Safety glasses which meet ANSI Standard Z87.1 for safety are required in the lab.

  • When handling sharp and hot objects or strong chemicals, wear appropriate gloves. Do not wear gloves when operating rotating equipment such as drill presses and grinders.

  • Never put or carry nails, screws, or other objects in your mouth.

  • Never work when you are impaired. Do not drink alcoholic beverages before or during work in the lab area. Do not work when you are under the influence of any substance that can impair judgment or alertness. Do not work when you are too tired, stressed, or hurried to work carefully.

Lab and Tools

  • Examine power equipment and tools before use to make sure they are safe to operate:

    • Check that exposed moving parts of power equipment are safeguarded-- all reciprocating, rotating, or moving parts of equipment must be enclosed with guards that are properly secured and adjusted. Never operate equipment unless all required guards and shields are in place.

    • Verify the overall condition of the equipment (e.g., damaged power cord, visible cracks, or defects in the tool housing or anything that would compromise safe use of the tool).

    • Do not operate equipment in which any of the deficiencies above are noted. Immediately report unsafe or damaged equipment to Launch Lab Specialist.

  • Before starting power equipment, always check it for the correct setup. Make sure chuck keys and tools have been removed from the equipment. Shut off and disconnect power tools before cleaning, adjusting, or performing set-ups.

  • Use the blue cutting mats when using cutting tools on Lab benches.

  • Clean up after yourself.

    • Keep the floor around equipment and benches clean, dry and free from trip hazards. Use the shelves under the benches to store personal items. Do not allow scraps of wood, materials and sawdust to accumulate.

  • Before you leave the lab, all tools and equipment must be put away, the equipment thoroughly cleaned and wiped down, extension cords must be stored, and the floor swept. Always leave 10-15 minutes for cleanup.

  • We do not allow storage of personal material or equipment in the lab. Please be sure to take your belongings with you.

  • Return safety equipment and sign out of Lab when leaving.

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Startup Tucson’s Launch Lab

In consideration for receiving permission to participate Startup Tucson’s Launch Lab program (hereinafter referred to as Launch Lab and/or a workshop) I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, Startup Tucson, Arizona FORGE, its agents, servants, or employees (hereinafter referred to as “RELEASEES”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any of the property belonging to me, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.

During the normal course of attending Startup Tucson events, I understand I may be photographed, recorded by video equipment, surveillance equipment, and audio equipment by members, staff, and/or guests. By signing this form, you grant Startup Tucson and its associates, members and staff permission to use your likeness in a photograph or other media in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or compensation. Launch Lab or its members may also edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute this photo or media for purposes of publicizing Startup Tucson programs, or for any other lawful purpose. Unless otherwise stated, you will not receive exclusive rights to your images or other recorded medium. Additionally, you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph or media.

I am fully aware of the unusual risks involved and hazards connected with activities and materials used within the Launch Lab. I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activity with full knowledge that said activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage of property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such activity, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.

I further hereby AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that they may incur due to my participation in said activity, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. It is my express intent that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona.

IN SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Agreement as a whole.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to all of the Safety and Liability Guidelines outlined above. 

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