Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 15:43:51 -0800
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From: Debbie Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: COMMERCIAL: Practical Health and Safety Guidelines for School
Theater Operations
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Apologies for the repeats.  My old friend, "Dr. Doom" (Dr. Randy Davidson) has a book out.  It's an excellent reference - not only for high school theater but for all types of theater operations.  Please don't contact me to order the book but go to the website listed below.
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A book every educator needs for a safe theater program!

Assessing the Risks in Middle, Junior and Senior High School 
Theater Buildings and Programs
By Dr. Randall W. A. Davidson

	About the book
This book gives practical ideas for educators on how to operate a safe, healthy, and secure school theater program. With photos and text, this book shows the reader how to
	Identify common risks and hazards in a school theater facility
	Manage risk and liability
	Maintain a safe and healthy facility for students and teachers
	Reduce risk of injury and harm
	Create a safe, enjoyable and healthy theater program

	Who this book is for
This book is written for anyone involved in a school performing arts program. It is also strongly recommended for school insurance carriers, school attorneys, safety and building inspectors, fire inspectors, risk managers, school administrators, boards of education, and parent teacher associations. 

Thousands of school theaters across the United States have outdated facilities and unsafe equipment. Educators may not be aware of the risks and liabilities they face in operating these facilities. In this book, the author—with his experience in education and entertainment—points out common risks and hazards in school theaters as well as recommended practices for reducing these risks. With chapters on fire prevention, the safe use of pyrotechnics, fog, chemicals, and machinery in classrooms and shops—and much more—the author provides educators with a broad overview of the requirements for operating a safe school theater program. 

	About the author
Dr. Randall W. A. Davidson is a leading expert in the field of risk management, with more than 40 years of experience. He has given hundreds of safety workshops in the entertainment industry over the years, and is renowned for his unstinting concern for the health and protection of theater crews, actors, students, and audiences in the entertainment world, and for student performers in school theater programs. As president of Risk International and Associates, a risk management firm, he has clients around the world in the areas of education, entertainment, health, safety, and government.

 “Through [Dr. Davidson’s] workshops I obtained a vast amount of firsthand skill and knowledge not available from any college theatre tech class … Because of Dr. Davidson’s workshops, I was able to take what I had learned and apply it to my own theater … Now, about 7 years and almost $1 million dollars later, I have a near “state-of-the-art” stage rigging system that can be safely operated by my students and myself.” -- Ronald W. Mahan, Stage Instructor and Technician, Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach, CA

	Category:	Education, Risk Management, Facility Safety, Theater Safety
		Publisher:	Risk International Publishing
	Format:		Hardcover, 430+ pages
		Pub Date:	December 2005
	Price:		$75.00 plus $10.00 shipping & handling in the U.S. ($15.00 overseas), and state tax
		ISBN:		0-9774525-0-6
To order, call or write:	Risk International Publishing, PO Box 622029, Littleton, CO  80218 -- Phone (720) 922-0707
Or visit our website:

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