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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Art and Theater Safety Course August 23 to 27, 2021: Registration Open!
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 10:07:26 -0400
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Art and Theater Safety Course August 23 to 27, 2021: Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Art and Theater Safety Course sponsored jointly this year by Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., (ACTS) and the Art Conservation Department of the University of Delaware. This year, the course will be held on line due to ongoing pandemic precautions. Traditionally, the students include a range of safety professionals, industrial hygienists, professional artists, conservators, and theatrical and film professionals. The exchange of ideas between these groups is a vital component of the course which is structured to allow for this collaboration.

The course was developed by Monona Rossol, who taught the first courses on art safety in 1980 at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Over the years, she continues to expand and perfect the curriculum, keeping it current and relevant. This year, information on ventilation for infection control and other pandemic issues unique to the arts will be included.

The course focuses on the materials, processes, and equipment used in the arts and also the laws, regulations, codes, and standards that apply to those uses. It will cover safety and health issues for professionals and teachers working in the creative arts, including requirements for professional studios and classrooms for all student populations (children, college-age, seniors, and art therapy patients).

Students who pass the final exam will receive a letter from Rossol certifying their training in certain OSHA regulations and fitness to consult in this area. These letters have qualified many individuals for jobs in arts practice or education, and in some theatrical unions, they are accepted in lieu of OSHA training. Rossol is dedicated and passionate about art safety, and she remains a supportive resource to her students throughout their careers.

Tuition is $700 in a check or money order payable in advance to Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety (ACTS). Contact Monona Rossol, actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here** if you have questions or want a subject outline. The course hours are tentatively 11am to 6 pm EST (breaks for lunch, etc.) but open to class discussion. Certified Industrial Hygienists may contact AIHA's Education Department at +1 703-849-8888 or by e-mail to obtain information on Certificate Maintenance Credits.

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. From 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). 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, and since 2017, the Safety Consultant at SAG-AFTRA. Between 1983 and the present, she has specialized in safety and regulatory training in art and theater and has presented training lectures and courses to scho!
ols and universities in 48 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, and 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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