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The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater

The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater

Noting that “It would be hard to imagine an industry with more hazards,” Monona Rossol, author of The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, specifies the dangers to workers in theatrical, motion picture, and television, and entertainment productions.

Theatrical paints, theatrical makeup, pigments, dyes, plastics, solvents, woodworking, welding, asbestos, and fog and other specials effects all can cause illness and injury to those working with them. The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater offers practical solutions for these dangers.

The book is comprehensive and full of protective guidelines. It covers Occupational Safety and Health Association regulations, occupational illnesses, reproductive hazards, labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, plans and programs, air concerns with vapors, mists, fumes, etc., respirators, ventilation, solvents, paints, inks, pigments, dyes, plastics, adhesives, mold, welding, and carpentry. It also covers location hazards, asbestos, fog, pyro, and other effects, theatrical makeup, and more.

Monona Rossol is the founder and president of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety (ACTS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts, and the author of six books, including The Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide .

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1:22AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:29PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

8:04PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

Good to know, if you happen to be in the industry.

4:45PM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:43AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Thank you

6:05AM PST on Feb 11, 2011

Thanks for the info.

7:30PM PDT on Jul 26, 2010

thank you. This is informative.

4:13AM PDT on May 27, 2010

thanks for post

10:54PM PDT on May 26, 2010


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