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Workshops on disasters

From: Linda Ellsworth <ccaha>
Date: Friday, August 13, 1999
CCAHA Disaster Mitigation Workshop Series

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
offering three emergency preparedness workshops that focus on
mitigation strategies.  The workshops are designed to help
institutions reduce the possibility of disaster and prevent, or
limit, potential damage to collections. The workshops are made
possible through the generous funding of The William Penn

The workshops are intended for staff who are involved in collections
care activities or have responsibility for the safety of collections
such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers,
stewards of historic house museums, site and facilities managers,
and security and safety staff.

All of the workshops will be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Be Prepared... Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Registration Deadline: October 8

In this workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a
vulnerability analysis and risk assessment so that they will be able
to evaluate the types of emergencies that might affect their
institution and its collections.  This evaluation will help the
institution develop effective strategies to minimize the likelihood
of a disaster. A crisis communications expert will also address
public relations strategies for emergency situations.


    David Tremain
    Conservator, Canadian Conservation Institute

    Michael Smith
    Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
    LaSalle University

Be Prepared... Fire Protection and Suppression
Thursday, November 4, 1999
Registration Deadline: October 25

Critical to the selection of an appropriate fire protection and
suppression system is the assessment and analysis of the hazards and
risks faced by a collection.  This workshop will focus on the need
to review current fire protection procedures and systems in historic
and cultural institutions.  The goal of the workshop will be to
equip participants with up-to-date information to make informed
decisions on fire prevention.


    Nicholas Artim
    Fire Safety Network

    John M. Watts, Jr.
    Director, Fire Safety Institute

Be Prepared... Assessing Health and Safety Risks
Thursday, December 2, 1999
Registration Deadline: November 19

This workshop will alert participants to the health and safety risks
present at the time of an emergency, including air quality, fire
safety, electrical hazards, structural instability, chemical and
biological hazards (mold, lead, asbestos, contaminated water and
soil), pests, and those hazards inherent in collections themselves
(arsenic, formaldehyde).  The workshop will also address an
institution's legal obligations to staff and visitors in regard to
health and safety, and the psychological stresses faced by those in
an emergency situation.


    Monona Rossol
    President, Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety, Inc. (ACTS)

    Charles Cook
    Public Health Advisor, Emergency Service and Disaster Relief
    Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services

Registrations Fees:
                        CCAHA Members Non-Members
     One workshop:          $25.00      $35.00
     Two workshops:         $50.00      $70.00
     All three workshops:   $65.00      $95.00

For more information about these workshops and registration
information, please contact:

    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    Preservation Services Office
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    ccaha [at] ccaha__org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:14
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Received on Friday, 13 August, 1999

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