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



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


Theatre Essentials

Broadcasting and Performing Arts Joint Advisory Committee, Great Britain



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.


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.


Federal OSHA – Resources


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


Theatre Safety Manual – Example from UW Oshkosh


ACTS: Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety Newsletter


Articles on performing arts safety incidents