ACTS potter glazing vase

Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety

Providing Safety & Hazard Information for the Arts - Worldwide!

Building Planning

The architectural plans for new and renovated art buildings and theaters must incorporate health, safety, and accessibility features and must comply with OSHA and EPA regulations. Monona liaisons with architects and the users of proposed facilities to determine precisely which processes, chemicals, and machinery will be used and selects the types of ventilation and safety equipment that must be installed to do these activities safely and legally.

Some of the buildings on which she has worked include:

  • The old J. Paul Getty Conservation Laboratory (1983),Santa Monica, CA.
Since then, some of the projects on which she has worked included the
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA;
  • The Institute of American Indian Art in New Mexico;
  • Two paleontology laboratories for de-matrixing the T-Rex known as "Sue" at the Field Museum in Chicago and at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL;
  • Central Washington State University's Art Building, Ellensburg, WA;
  • University of Minnesota art complex, Minneapolis;
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN;
  • Smith College, N. Hampton, MA;
  • The Alley Theater, Houston, TX;
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY;
  • Mercersburg Academy's art/theater building, Mercersburg, PA;
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.;
  • University of Massachusetts' art building, Amherst, MA;
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.