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Theater and Shop Safety

A fun and informative look at basic safety for theatre technicians and anyone who works backstage.
by

Shawna Colville

on 10 November 2016

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Transcript of Theater and Shop Safety

Theater And Shop
SAFETY
!

Attire
Do:
Tie back long hair.
Wear shoes with a closed toe.
Wear clothes that can get dirty.
DON'T:
Wear loose or baggy clothing.
Wear open toed shoes or sandals.
Wear any jewelry except stud earrings (even rings are not allowed!).
If appropriate attire is not worn on work days,
your participation grade will be effected
and you will not be able to use any tools other than measuring and marking tools.
General Safety
Instructions given by instructors are to be
followed immediately
.

If the instruction is unclear - ask for clarification before proceeding.
No
running or horseplay
of any kind, EVER!
Report any and all injuries
to Ms. Shawna
immediately!
Yes, even papercuts!
No students are to be in the Makerspace, Art Room, or Backstage areas
without permission
.
Students should use power tools

only when instructed to do so
, and

only when an instructor is present.
NEVER remove the safety equipment from a tool or tamper with a tool's mechanism.
Ladder Safety
ALWAYS
make sure it is on a level area.
ALWAYS
have a spotter.
NEVER
stand on top.
NEVER
walk underneath.
Report any damaged equipment immediately.
When lifting equipment/materials/set pieces,
ALWAYS lift with your KNEES.
Doing this will prevent injury to your
back and arms
.
Cleanup!
Thoroughly wash any paint brushes/rollers/roller pans.
Failing to do so will ruin the brushes!
Store your finished or in-progress work in a safe place!
Return all tools to their storage location.
Return all unused construction materials.
Sweep your work area.
A.K.A. Clothing!
Examples:
Like this!
Or...possibly...
THIS!
Health and Medicine
Taking care of your body is a huge part of safety in the workplace!
MEDICINE HEAD
Medicine Head
is the condition that happens when you are on basic medications - like decongestants for a cold.
Common symptoms of
Medicine Head
are:
Tired or Fatigued
"Fuzzy" Brain
Dizziness
Lack of Attention
What should you do if you have
Medicine Head
?
DO NOT
work with tools in class with
Medicine Head
- you can be a danger to yourself and to others!
What will Ms. Shawna do if you try to work with tools with
Medicine Head
?
Stop you from working with tools and find another way for you to contribute to the group!
Drugs and Alcohol
Being under the influence of
ANY SUBSTANCE
is a serious safety issue in the workplace and to your health in general!
What should you do if you come to class or attempt to work under the influence of
drugs or alcoho
l?
You should not be in this condition in the first place, but
if you are...
You should report it to the teacher
immediately
.
You
SHOULD NOT
be working in the theater or the shop.
What will Ms. Shawna do if she discovers you are under the influence of
drugs or alcohol
?
They will call the
appropriate authorities
:
The police
.
The administration
.
Your parents
.
These authorities will take action as needed.
So, in short...
Blood or Bodily Fluid Spills
What should you do if someone is bleeding or there is blood or vomit that has been spilt?
Do not touch the spill!
Blood and other bodily fluids can carry all sorts of diseases that can be
transferred through contact
with infected blood and fluids.
Spill Procedure:
Once again,
DO NOT TOUCH THE SPILL
.
Clear and block off the area.
Contact the teacher
on duty.
The teacher will contact the appropriate emergency services as needed.
All
students not involved in the incident
will report to the
drama room f the accident was in Dimmit Hall
or to
Dimmit Hall if the accident was in the classroom.
OSHA
The
O
ccupational
S
afety and
H
ealth
A
dministration
OSHA's purpose is to save lives, prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, and protect the health of all America's workers.
What do they do?
Create
regulations and standards
for workplace safety.
Regularly inspect workplaces
to make sure they are following safe practices.
Protect workers
from employers who are lacking in their safety practices.
Create documentation on safety
for different materials and chemicals.
Safety Poster Assignment
In groups of 3 you are going to create a Safety Poster for the classroom.
Guidelines:
Must include a
picture
.
Must be in
color
.
Must be
clear, clean, and easy to read.
Must have
three rules or guidelines
for your specific safety area on the poster.
Each group will be assigned a specific safety area or idea to focus on.
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