Safe Studio Practices Beyond OCAD U

Safe Studio Practices Beyond OCAD U
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:00pm

Talk by Monona Rossol

As part of TOOLBOX 2013 events, Studio Management and Office of Safety & Risk Management invite Monona Rossol, author of The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, to deliver a public lecture on safe studio practice for students and graduates.

Many young artists and designers learn their skills and craft within an institutional context, where safety is managed by professionals, and significant resources are dedicated to establishing and maintaining the safest possible work environments. However, upon graduating from these institutions, they often must continue to work without these resources. Many young graduates end up setting up their own studios, either individually or collectively, but almost always on a strict budget. Many will work in their own homes, or live within their studio space. Even though they have received training and education in safe work practices, financial exigencies could trump caution.

Ms. Rossol will deliver a talk aimed at students and graduates who are making the transition from an institutional setting to a developing professional one. Given limited resources and the pressure of establishing independent practices, Ms. Rossol will identify essential safety issues that new artists and designers should be concerned with for their continued health and sustainability of practice. This will be an exciting and informative lecture followed by an open discussion period. The event takes place in Central Hall (Room 230) at OCAD University on November 7, from 5PM – 7PM.

This lecture is hosted by Studio Management and Office of Safety & Risk Management at OCAD University. For more information about TOOLBOX 2013 events, visit:

About the speaker:
Monona Rossol is President/founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She is a chemist, artist and industrial hygienist. For more information on ACTS and Monona Rossol, visit:

Light refreshments will be provided.




Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario