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When and Where
  • 3/16/2020 8:00 PM EDT
  • 3/16/2020 9:00 PM EDT
  • On-line

Are you no longer allowed to use your stage without a railing “at all times”? Are you no longer able to build escape stairs and paint them black because they are a “hazard”? Have you been told the Fire Curtain must be lowered at all times when the theatre is not in use? Do you know better but just can’t produce the documentation to prove to your school officials you’re in compliance? Or, do you need to hone your OSHA & ANSI knowledge to keep you, your students, your staff, and your guests, safe?

Join USITT in a conversation with OSHA Authorized Trainers & ANSI experts who take you through the OSHA codes and ANSI standards that apply to you and your space and let you know where you can locate this information for future needs. Anyone who oversees or works in a venue should sit in on this webinar and you may just want to invite your colleagues, administration, or even janitorial staff if they are the only ones deemed “qualified” enough to do some of the work.

The specific topics in this conversation plus Q&A, you will not want to miss, will include:

• ANSI Standards

• Manually-Operated Counterweight system

• Fire Curtains

• Slipperiness of Stages

• Inspections and use logs

• Fall Protection

• Written Plan

• 4-foot falls must be protected

• Fronts of stages exempted (Though they recommend safety nets)

• Fixed Ladders

• Portable Ladders

• Catwalks and ladder entrances

• Personnel Lifts

• Manufacturer's recommend use/best practice

• Electrical

• General Electrical Safety

• Egress

• Clear Paths of egress

• Communication

• Posting

• Training