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Registration $70 | USITT Member $60


Welding is a common practice in scenic construction, but what is required for welding of metals to be done safely in a typical production shop or onstage? Code requirements, hot work permits, and common sense must all be followed when planning and executing a welding operation as part of production operations. This session will start with the codes and expand their requirements to present best practices to be followed when welding. Training and welding certifications will be discussed with examples of practical means to obtain welding certifications applicable to the typical welding operations for scenery.



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Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: February 16, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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    Collapse Quickfire: Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals
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    ANSI E1.14 This video is a brief synopsis of E1.14, which applies to the instruction manuals for fog-making equipment manufactured for use in the entertainment industry. In order to use fog safely and effectively, the user must have some general knowledge of the technology, have a clear understanding of how to operate the fog making system, and be aware of the potential hazards related to the use of fog, and particularly the system being used. This standard is designed to establish guidelines for manufacturers to provide to the user the necessary information required for the safe and responsible use of fog equipment. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.



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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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    Collapse Fall Protection: The Right Gear for Right After the Fall
    Registration $70 | USITT Member $50


    A presentation for entry and intermediate level technicians that provides information on the proper use of fall protection safety harnesses, shock absorbing lanyards and self-retracting lifelines.

     



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    Formats Available: Fall Protection: The Right Gear for Right After the Fall
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.50 hours CEU

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    Collapse Understanding Emergency Lighting Control
    Registration $115 | USITT Member $75


    The program reviews the requirements for emergency lighting control covered under the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), the associated UL Product Standards, and application and misapplication of products, and the newest requirements in the NEC®.



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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.75 hours CEU

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    Collapse Loads in Mechanical System Design
    Registration $70 | USITT Member $50


    Loads may not have changed but the way we evaluate them has. The entertainment industry has shifted away from relying on single, large factors of safety, instead applying appropriately smaller design factors to understood loads. In this session, the presenters will define terms such as characteristic, dynamic, and peak load, and they will demonstrate how these concepts are used in engineering calculations.

    These principles form the basis for current entertainment machinery Standards. This session is part of the Engineering Commission's Mechanical Design Series with “Stage Machinery Brake Design and Selection" and “Emergency Stop Systems - How Safe is Safe Enough?”.

     



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    Formats Available: Loads in Mechanical System Design
    Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.75 hours CEU

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    Collapse Quickfire: Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Intended for Personnel Protection in the Entertainment Industry
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    ANSI E1.19 This video is a brief synopsis of ANSI E1.19, a standard to offer guidance, in accordance with existing applicable standards and codes, on how to select, install, use and maintain ground fault protection devices in the entertainment industry. In general GFCI protection is not required on stages and in studios, but there are many cases when it should be used to protect people from shock. This standard gives advice on how use GFCI devices effectively, and to avoid nuisance-tripping. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.



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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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    Collapse Business of the Business Webinar: OSHA In Your Theatre?
    $10 | Free for USITT members


    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

     



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    Formats Available: Business of the Business Webinar: OSHA In Your Theatre?
    Original Go Live Date: February 28, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Fire Safety and Your Drapes, Are You Prepared?
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    Fire safety on stages is a big issue. On theatre stages, the presence of hot lights, props and electrical sparks near flammable textiles significantly increases the risk of fire. The flame retardant on them forms an important part of your facility's fire safety system. The presentation will explain existing codes, review different test methods, discuss flame retardant treatments for drapes, provide information on applying flame retardant treatments to draperies and how to care for them.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Fire Safety and Your Drapes, Are You Prepared?
    Original Go Live Date: April 14, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey - Alley Theatre
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped 50+ inches of rain in the Houston metro area. This led to exhaustive flooding all over the city, including inundating the Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Stage and Props storage areas with more than 19 feet of water. This session will review the damage caused to the Alley Theatre properties inventory and the subsequent salvage and recovery operations. Karin Rabe Vance, Alley Theatre Prop Master, will take us through the efforts they undertook to salvage any recoverable props while also taking a full inventory of the unrecoverable items. She’ll include some best practices and tips for determining priority items, cleaning processes and products, and how to determine insurance values for treasured props both shop built and purchased. Presented by the Education Commission.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey - Alley Theatre's Prop Salvage and Recovery
    Original Go Live Date: April 15, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Mic Sanitation Tips
    Registration Free


    This presentation covers various ways to sanitize microphones.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Mic Sanitation Tips
    Original Go Live Date: April 29, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Social Distancing and the Law
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    As a result of COVID-19, there are lots of questions you will find yourself asking for the first time.  "I work back of house close to other people, so if I get sick, can I sue?"  "Can our ushers eject a patron who stands too close to other people in line?"  "Does someone who looks sick have a right to come in?"  We will address these and many more practical legal questions about how to reopen in a reasonably safe and healthy way.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: Social Distancing and the Law
    Original Go Live Date: May 05, 2020
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    Collapse USITT Forum@Four: Preparing your Venue and Facility for Re-opening after COVID-19 Closures
    Registration $10 | USITT Members Free


    This Webinar is a follow up to the 2019 conference session and winter TD&T article, Is Now When We Panic?. This session will explore data-driven trends in art and design academic program structures and how they align with contemporary administrative expectations and funding models. What are we seeing now across the country, what can we expect and how might it inform, or even dictate, curriculum innovation in the next ten years.



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    Formats Available: USITT Forum@Four: On The Horizon - Forecasting The Future Of Theatre Education
    Original Go Live Date: May 13, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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    Collapse OSHA In Your Theatre? Part 2: Continuing the Conversation
    $10 | Free for USITT members


    In Part 1 of the conversation, Joe Aldridge & Eddie Raymond, both OSHA Authorized Trainers & ANSI experts, took 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.

    During Part 2 of this webinar series, Joe and Eddie covered the following:

    • Fall Protection
    • Written Plan is required
    • Four-foot falls must be protected
    • Fronts of stages exempted (Through recommend safety nets)
    • Fixed Ladders
    • Portable Ladders
    • Catwalks and ladder entrances
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
      • Rescue
      • Training/Practice
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Physicals
    • COVID-19 and the OSHA response

     



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    Formats Available: OSHA In Your Theatre? Part 2: Continuing The Conversation
    Original Go Live Date: July 20, 2020

    Approved Credit:
  • USITT: 1 hour Learning Units

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