Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:38:58 EDT
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From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: electrical/guarding equipment safety
Dear group.

I'm on the planning team for a large new art building in Philly.  It means 
moving a lot of equipment from the old building to the new building--provided 
the equipment meets current electrical codes and OSHA guarding rules.

The art metal/plastics laboratory that does jewelry and sculpture work in 
particular has tons of machinery.  They have 50 year old equipment for cyanide 
plating that they want to bring--a whole row of these.  There are dozens of 
other Rube Goldbergesque electrical thingies the likes of which I've never seen.  
They have every kind of metal working machines from laser cutters to 
mechanical shears.  There are metal lathes that range from tiny bench models to 10 feet 
long.  There is an ancient pressurized caldron-like reactor for making their 
own plastics from monomers!   And on and on.

WHERE oh, where do I find someone who knows enough about this stuff to 
evaluate it?   What kind of job or title would such a person have?   

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A.,
industrial hygienist
Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
181 Thompson St., #23
New York NY 10012-2586     212/777-0062

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