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    Environmental Health & Safety


    Worcester State University’s Art and Theater Safety Program is designed to ensure that a safe, healthy environment is maintained. This includes the control and minimization of all known and potential hazards associated within creative, artistic, and performance development. The program is designed to provide an overview of some of the most common risks and serves as a source of safety protocols and guidelines for safely working in art studios and theater.

    Studio Safety Manual

    Many of the materials, methods and techniques used in creating works of art involve hazardous materials and processes, as well as tools and equipment that require the use of proper and safe procedures. Being aware of potential hazards and using methods to work safely reduces the likelihood that an accident will occur. The information presented in the Art Safety Manual is designed to provide an overview of some of the most common risks and serves as a source of safety protocols and guidelines for safely working in art studios.

    Note: the Studio Safety Manual will be available to download here.

    Theater Safety Manual

    Many processes, techniques, materials, and practices used in the theatre & performing arts contain potential risks to individuals. These risks can be minimized and controlled through proper training, equipment, and use of appropriate precautions, restrictions, and established safe-work practices. The information presented in the Theater Safety Manual is designed to provide an overview of some of the most common risks and serves as a source of safety protocols and guidelines for safely working in the theater.

    Note: the Theater Safety Manual will be available to download here.

    Studio and Theater Safety Training Requirements

    All new faculty, staff and students must attend the Studio and Theater safety training at their initial time of hire, and then pass a web-based safety test. The test consists of questions related to specific safety rules at the University. Once the test is passed, one can begin working in the studio or theater. Notification of dates of safety presentations and test availability will be through campus email. Annual re-testing will take place at the beginning of each semester using the web-based safety test.

    Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Web-based Chemical Inventory Program, UNHCEMS

    Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Web-based Chemical Inventory Program.