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Subject: [DCHAS-L] South Jersey Local Section Zoom Meeting, March 16, featuring Monona Rossol
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 11:05:24 -0500
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Dear DCHAS-L colleagues,

On behalf of the South Jersey Local Section of the ACS, I'd like to invite interested parties to our March 16 Zoom meeting. Details and abstract below. Our speaker will be Monona Rossol, DCHAS-L regular, recipient of the 2017 DCHAS Howard Fawcett Award, and all-around fount of knowledge on everything practical to arcane.

I believe our Zoom license allows up to 200 participants. No registration/reservation is required. I believe we will be recording the talk for later playback.  Please feel free to pass this announcement along to interested art, theater, safety etc. colleagues.

Please note that when this message posts to the DCHAS-L archive site on Sunday evening I will remove the Zoom link from this post so we don't get Zoom-bombed; see if that's a new term for you.  Please do NOT post this announcement publicly or to other lists for the same reason.

Best wishes,

Rob Toreki

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ACS South Jersey Local Section Meeting

March 2021 ZOOM Meeting

March 16th, 2021

Deflagrations Hazards in Art and Theater

Monona Rossol

Topic: SJ ACS March Meeting

Time: March 16, 2021

6:00 to 6:30 PM EST social

6:30 to 6:45 PM EST Bio Break

6:45 to 8:00 PM EST Talk and Questions

Join Zoom Meeting

(Zoom meeting data deleted; please contact Rob if you need it.)

Abstract:  DEFLAGRATION FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS will be covered from the magician's harmless lycopodium flash effect to 500 injured and 15 dead at that the Taiwan Pool Party.  The principles of the fire triangle, the dust explosion pentagon and the deflagration quadrangle will be covered.  Other substances which have cause deflagration hazards:

* wood dust, grain dust, wheat flour, powdered sugar, and other plant substances

* dust in factories from textiles, paper, plastic, or any other carbon-based substance

* powdered metal pigments or grinding dusts from any metal (especially aluminum)

* any organic substance used to simulate surface dust, snow, or atmospheric effects. 

Evidence will be presented showing that these dust special effects are being used recklessly again in the entertainment industry.

Bio: Monona Rossol was born into a Vaudeville family, began working as a professional entertainer at age three, and continues to perform occasionally to this day.  She has a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Math, an MS and MFA with majors in art and a minor in music.  Monona worked seven years as a research chemist for the University of Wisconsin and a year with an industrial research laboratory.  =46rom 1977 to 1987, she practiced industrial hygiene at the Center for Safety in the Arts in New York, a group which she co-founded. In 1987 she founded Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety (ACTS) for which she works today. She has been a full professional member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association since 1984.  Since 1995, she has been a Safety Officer for Local USA829, United Scenic Artists, IATSE.  Since 2017, she has been the Safety Consultant at SAG-AFTRA.  Between 1983 and the present, she specialized in safety and regulatory training in art and theater and has presented training lectures and courses to schools and universities in all but two US states. She also has consulted on the planning of over 80 buildings specifying ventilation and safety features.  She has three architectural awards for environmental planning and in 2020 she became a consultant to the ACGIH Committee on Industrial Ventilation.  She has consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.  She has written nine books, one of which won a 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Two of her books are used as college texts today.  

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