Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:03:28 EDT
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Subject: Re: Safety Training

That's a good system, Kim.  Especially for the science.  However, that won't work for the arts.

For years, ACTS has recommended universities develop a required 2 credit safety course for art and theater graduate students since so many regulations apply: hazcom (or lab standard),  PPE (gloves, eye wear, steel toed shoes, hard hats, fall protection gear for theater), BBP for non medical personnel, respiratory protection, lead, cadmium, welding, flammable storage, machine guarding, wood working machines, first aid/eye washes, ladders, scaffolds, stair/rail regs (if they build sets or work on stage), asbestos if they are in film or TV, and so much more.  No way they can get a good safety picture in a single session.

When someone joins our union with a degree in technical theater, we know we have a clueless member.  Worse, they have learned it wrong and done it wrong.  We have to start from below zero.  It is time the universities step up and educate people properly for their profession or quit teaching in these fields.


In a message dated 8/26/2010 7:51:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU writes:

Each class has a quiz that must be passed before the "student" gets credit (our live classes do not have quizzes). If any of you are pursuing this idea, I'd be happy to answer your questions.

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S    Z=3D6200
Stony Brook University

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