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New England S. A. "Track A" Review Dates, April 12, 2015.

NOTE: Click HERE for 2015 New England
Scenic Artist "Track A" Review Dates & Information

Mt. Sini Medical Evaluation Questionnaire, January 19, 2015.
Members: Download the


Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

by clicking on this link: Mt. Sinai MEQ

PLEASE READ: Cold Stress Guide 2014, November 17, 2014.

Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Some workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods, for example, snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers and emergency response and recovery personnel, like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians. Cold stress can be encountered in these types of work environment. Film crews can be added to that list. The frequently asked questions found in the linked PDF file (below) will help workers understand what cold stress is, how it may affect their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.

Please download the Cold Stress Guide 2014 from this link:

Cold Stress Guide 2014

Production Design Lecture Video from General Society, November 4, 2014.
Follow this link to a video of the lecture on Production Design given by Kalina Ivanov on 11/4 at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen:

And here's the letter from the Society thanking Sister Ivanov for her lecture: 

Dear Kalina,
On behalf of the Board of Governors and everyone associated with the Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series, thank you so much for your eloquent presentation on Tuesday, November 4th.
It was a fascinating and extremely well-presented lecture, and provided a wonderful beginning to our  Labor Lecture Series and our collaboration this year with the United Scenic Artists (thank you Bev Miller!). We so appreciated the trouble you had gone to, to present a detailed overview of the production design process, and we were extremely impressed with the scope of your creativity and vision for your varied projects. 
As you saw our audience was completely captivated by your talk, This is a comment we received that was typical of the audience reaction:  "I found Kalina Ivanov's presentation this past Tuesday a truly lovely experience - informative, funny, interesting and energetic. All the hallmarks of an engaging event."
We hope to see you again in the future as a library visitor or our guest at future lectures.
Thank you so much again for sharing your valuable expertise with our constituency.
It was a great pleasure to meet you.
Very best,

Karin Taylor
Program Director
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212 840 1840, ext 2

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