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Monona Rossol

Arts, Crafts, & Theater Safety, Inc.
New York, NY

Currently, Monona is President/founder of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She also is the Safety Officer for Local USA829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and for the New York Production Locals. She lectures, provides regulatory compliance training, and has worked on over 80 art and performing arts building planning projects here and abroad. She has consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. She writes a monthly newsletter for ACTS and has written nine books, one of which won a 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her latest book is: Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to a Chemical Utopia has made Lab Rats of Us All (Wiley & Sons) 2011.