Theater Safety – for workers/participants

Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness.” -Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Do not think because an accident hasn’t happened to you that it can’t happen.” – Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.” – Author unknown

 

Resources 

Performing Arts Health & Safety References and Resources

Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association, 2016

CSHEMA CoP Theater Book References-9.22.2016 (2)

 

Performing Arts Safety Inspection Checklists

University of California, Environment, Health and Safety

https://www.ucop.edu/environment-health-safety/groups-and-programs/centers-of-excellence/performing-arts/checklists.html

 

Theatre Essentials

Broadcasting and Performing Arts Joint Advisory Committee, Great Britain

Theatre-Essentials

 

MN OSHA
Upon employer request, Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation (WSC) can provide assistance to help employers develop an effective safety committee and to help maintain the effectiveness of an existing safety committee. Available services include interpretation of OSHA standards, training in self-inspection techniques, help in preparing and/or presenting specific training and education programs, accident investigation, and safety and health management. Through this assistance, management and labor employees can work together to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses.

https://www.dli.mn.gov/business/workplace-safety-and-health/mnosha-wsc-labor-management-safety-committee-program

 

MN OSHA Safety Grant Program
The Safety Grant Program awards employers in the state of Minnesota a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $10,000 – to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers, based on results of an on-site, safety/health hazard survey.

https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/grants/

 

Federal OSHA – Resources

https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/oshasoft/

 

Theater Safety for Highschoolers (Copyright 2011, written for Canada codes)

https://www.actsafe.ca/play-safe-safety-school-theatre-studios-manual/

 

Theatre Safety Manual – Example from UW Oshkosh

https://uwosh.edu/theatre/safety-manual/

 

ACTS: Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety Newsletter

http://artscraftstheatersafety.org/newsletter.html

 

Articles on performing arts safety incidents

https://community.nfpa.org/community/nfpa-today/blog/2018/08/29/101wednesdays-accident-at-backstreet-boys-concert-

underscores-need-to-prioritize-life-safety

https://www.theatrebayarea.org/news/293926/When-Safety-Comes-Second.htm

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2012/06/11/theater/