Store all flammable liquids in approved safety containers or cabinets. Paint, chemicals, and other materials should not accumulate on stage floors, under platforms or in other work areas.
You should know and follow proper handling and storage procedures for all combustible or flammable materials.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) shall be obtained from the manufacturer or distributor and a copy of the MSDS must be kept on file for all chemicals and substances being used and/or stored.
Be aware that the use of atmosphere smoke has become highly regulated and limited by a variety of regulatory agencies. Contact the Safety Coordinator or Studio Safety Representative for guidelines and regulations.
Ensure that there is proper ventilation and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
All hazardous waste generated by the company, including paint, must be disposed of properly. Proper documentation and permits for the transportation and disposal of such waste is required by law.
Be aware of hazards associated with lead paint and asbestos. If encountered, do not disturb and immediately report to your supervisor or safety representative.
Be aware of biological hazards such as human or animal waste, mold, fungus, bacteria, body fluids, blood borne pathogens, used needles (sharps), vermin, insects and other potentially infectious materials.
Employees shall not enter confined spaces (manholes, underground vaults, chambers, silos, etc.) until the oxygen and gas levels have been checked and confirmed to be within acceptable levels.
Certain situations may require permits and/or licenses, for example, when the production will be using artificial smoke, large dust effects, creating excessive noise or when working around endangered plant or animal life. Please be sure to comply with all applicable statutes and/or regulations.