The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Presented by the IATSE Training Trust Fund
Monona Rossol is a chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist. She was born into a theatrical family and performed as a child. At the University of Wisconsin, she earned a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Math, and an MS and an MFA with majors Art and a minor in Music. While in school she worked as a research chemist, taught in the art and science departments, performed in University productions and summer stock. She moved to New York where she worked days as an industrial hygienist and nights in Off and Off Off Broadway theaters and cabaret. She is a full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and recognized as an expert in art-related industrial hygiene. She teaches this subject at Universities and two of her nine books are college textbooks. She is President/founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc.,the Safety Officer for United Scenic Artists Local USA 829. She has lectured and consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.
This 4 hour class addresses the need for on production and off production crew members to be able to identify or question hazardous conditions on the work site in an appropriate manner so that work can proceed safely. Participants will survey the laws that apply to shops, locations and work sites. Participants will also discuss characteristics of substances that workers are exposed to, how they enter the body and the degrees to which these toxins have an effect, how to identify them, avoid them, and how to deal with them.
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