You are responsible for protecting the safety and health of the participants, audience, and organizers so your safety plan must address how this will be done. If you are planning one of the following types of activities, you will need to review your draft safety plan with the EHS Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/ or your EHS Coordinator, and include their recommendations. The final safety plan must be submitted as part of the Atlas event registration. Also submit the plan during the space reservation process, if confirmation is contingent upon finalizing the safety plan.
- candles and sterno
- Barbecues/ outdoor cooking
- use unusual lighting or visual effects
- tents (revised Sept. 2017)
- Inflatable Games, Moonbounces, etc.
- Building some type of structure that people will enter or climb on. This structure may have to comply with the Mass. State Building Code. Examples include sheds, bridges, towers.
- Building some type of device (such as trebuchet, tesla coil, vehicle) that has electrical, mechanical, pressure, or other type of hazard. Including Soldering
- Using hazardous materials (demos and experiments involving biological, chemical or radioactive including the waste that is generated)
- Using hazardous equipment or machinery (metal or wood working, high voltage, pressure, etc.)
- Displaying projects or exhibits
- Animals (revised July 2017)
- Rockets, Drones, RC planes (revised 2016)
- decorate an Auditorium, classroom, atrium/ lobby
- Fog, haze or smoke (revised August 2017)
- Science on Saturdays
EHS Office will help event organizers develop a safety plan. You can update the plan that was used for a past event or you can modify one of the templates/guidelines that are included in the links above.
Refer to the types of activities that are unsafe.