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Safety First



Seasonal staff has begun to arrive, which means the summer is almost upon us. This past Monday, we had about 20 people arrive, including our Costume Director, Technical Director, Props Artisans and Carpenters. Each Monday, we have orientation for the incoming staff and interns. I believe next week we will see close to 40 people in orientation. You may remember June’s entry about our safety program. Well, we have started to put the program to work. Everyone who joins the Glimmerglass team hears our policies and our emergency procedures. They receive a campus tour (which includes the locations of all fire extinguishers), and go through courses on back safety and hazardous materials,  among many others. Anyone working with certain hazardous materials during the summer must also be fitted for a respirator. Each summer we hire a Safety Coordinator to make sure everyone receives the training they need. Here is an example of the orientation schedule for incoming staff, created by Safety Coordinator Jenn:

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule

Respirator Fit Testing

Respirator Fit Testing


  1. susan on said:

    I want to do this one summer! Also curious – who teaches the Drivers’ Safety? (I am certified to teach this in state of PA) I am such a big fan of Glimmerglass Opera! Cheers!

  2. Brittany Lesavoy on said:

    Our Director of Housing and Transportation presents the course. Always happy to hear from fans!

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