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Become an Edgerton Center Community Member

Edgerton Center Community Members have 24/7 card access to the 4-409 shop!

To become a Community Member you need to complete ALL of these steps:

  1. complete online safety training (see details below)
  2. complete the 4-409 Shop Agreement
  3. ask for an in-person Orientation in the lab during mentored hours. Orientation takes about 10-15 minutes and covers shop norms and where to find things

ONCE ALL THREE STEPS ARE COMPLETED, send an email to to request card access. Be sure to include the name of the person who gave you an orientation.

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The online safety training includes 2 courses on Atlas: Intro to MIT Shop Safety Rules and Hazard Communication.  You can access these courses on Atlas as follows:

Visit  > click on Learning Center  > click on My Profile tab  > click on Join a Group button  > search for Edgerton  > select Edgerton Community Member training group  > click on Join Group button  > click on My Training Needs tab -- the list of required training will appear.

If you have already completed the courses for another lab, the completion status will be available to us when you join the Training Group.

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