Safety Tips For the Theater

Jun 9, 2010

Just because National CPR and AED (Automated External Defibulators) Awareness Week is over, that doesn't mean that you should stop thinking about your health and safety readiness.   Like any workplace, your safety at the rehearsal studio or on stage is important and it's often the performers who are the "first responders" to a situation.

The Theatre Safety Blog is a useful resource for those of us who work in the theater.   Check it out for info about shop safety, fall protection, training resources, and much more. Do you know if you're exit paths are safe, either in the dark or in the case of an emergency?

Speaking of workplace safety, I'm reminded of some Canadian PSA's that came out a few years back that viscerally demonstrate how even simple safety oversights can lead to disastrous consequences.  Provocative, grotesque even, but they certainly make their point.

WARNING: some of these are pretty graphic!

Ever need to stand on a ladder at work?  Consider this:

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