Students can find ECUAD’s student conduct policy in the student handbook (Emily’s A to Z). The policy covers:
1. academic misconduct
2. behaviour endangering the safety of persons and/or behaviour that significantly interferes with the Education Environment or Institute Operations and
3. personal misconduct, disruption of the teaching/learning process. Students should be aware that faculty and staff are responsible for identifying and dealing with misconduct.
Students registered in Print Media shall use studios for educational purposes during scheduled building access hours. All work done in Print Media must be curriculum based and directly related to an ECU credit course.
The studio must be maintained in a clean and orderly condition, consistent with its proper use.
All fire corridors must be kept free of obstructions. In addition, stairways, hallways and other common areas must be kept open and free of obstructions.
Defacement of studio areas, or public areas, is subject to disciplinary action.
Do not carry out any processes or operate equipment you have not been trained on.
No horseplay or fighting.
Do not remove guards or safety devices on equipment.
Appropriate footwear is required. NO flip-flops, high heels or sandals.
Spray paint, fixatives and spray adhesives are to be used only in the spray booths in the north or south buildings.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Institute.
Eating, drinking, and applying cosmetics is prohibited in Print Media.
Do not bring your own small electrical appliances into the studio.
Please wear headphones when listening to music. Please be aware that wearing headphones or ear buds may be a hazard.
Report any safety hazards to the Studio Technician, Faculty or in their absence, Security.
Alarm and Evacuation:
Students will exit the building at the closest exit when a fire alarm sounds. In print media, fire exits are located in relief (Rm. 153G) and via the two main access doors to print media. Print media occupants must exit the building via the east door in the breezeway. The assembly area is between ECU and the Granville Island Hotel (not under the yellow crane) located on the east side of the north building.
Security staff and fire wardens, currently the Studio Technician, will direct the evacuation.
Please be aware that re-entry of the building is only permitted once the security authorizes.
- No person is exempt from evacuation.
- Leave your work promptly and in a responsible manner.
- Be familiar with your main and secondary exit routes.
- Know your designated assembly areas.
- Remain at your assigned assembly area until further directions are received.
- Do not re-enter the building until security authorizes.
- Cooperate fully with security staff and fire wardens and obey their instructions.
- Report all fire hazards to your instructor or the technician on duty.
During the tremors, seek cover under desks or anything that gives shelter from falling debris. After the initial tremors cease, security will activate the fire alarm. All occupants must exit the building according to the fire alarm procedure above and gather in the parking lot to the east of the north building (near the crane, do not congregate beneath the crane).
Use emergency phone (in print media located outside the technician’s office Rm. 153B) to report the location and nature of the medical emergency. Lifting the handset will connect you with Security and First Aid. Trained and equipped First Aid Attendants are on duty at all times ECU is open. Quickly provide them with information and then await their arrival to give any further help requested. Contact Security and First Aid by dialing 3838 from any campus/internal phone.
Violence in the Work Place
Any incidents of crime, including an intruder or individuals exhibiting suspicious behaviour should be reported to Security immediately.
Use the emergency phone to report location and type of crime.
Studio areas in print media are located behind secured doors (card reader), to assist us in maintaining a secure building please do not prop open secured doors (card reader access) or other exit doors.
Advise technician on duty or faculty who will assist to keep others away from the spill. DO NOT attempt to clean up the spill. When the studio technician and or faculty are not on duty, use the emergency phone to report location and type (if known) of chemical spill.
Students who wear contact lenses need to be aware that wearing contact lenses may increase the severity of an eye injury in the event of chemical splashes should they forget to put on the splash goggles. In stone lithography where nitric acid is used contact lenses should not be worn.
Adequate washing facilities are provided throughout Print Media. Students are advised to wash at the end of a studio session.
Safety in the studio declines when students don’t clean up after themselves. Poor housekeeping can lead to slips, trips and falls which can result from water left on floors, paper not picked up or simply from chairs left in aisles. Remember, halls and fire corridors are to be kept clear for wheelchair access and emergencies.
Emergency Washing Facilities
Emergency eye wash stations are located throughout the Print Media area by most sinks.
Eye Wash Stations:
-in the acid room 153M
-at the central sink between Silkscreen and Relief
Eye Wash Stations with Hand held emergency showers:
-in Litho room 153o
-in the silkscreen washout room
-in the darkroom 153i
The Studio Technician will provide training during class time on how and when to use the eyewash facilities or emergency shower.
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, goggles, gloves, respirators or other gear designed to protect the wearer’s body or clothing from injury by chemicals and other studio related occupational health and safety purposes. PPE is required to be worn for many processes done in print media. The Studio Technician will provide specific instruction during class time. PPE includes items such as gloves, chemical splash goggles and chemically resistant aprons.