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As both a former performer and current safety professional, I can heartily endorse the publication of this book. There have been several good basic rigging texts published. But Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century addresses basic information plus what is happening right now in this field. And a lot is happening right now.

For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally recognizes that theatre and arena rigging are every bit as complex and potentially life-threatening as rigging on major construction sites. Today, OSHA applies the same Construction and General Industry rules to entertainment workplaces. And if there is some new rigging equipment or process for which there is no written OSHA regulation, ...

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