Chapter 8

Safety

“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.”

- Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez Workers Memorial Day, Washington D.C., April 20141

The safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment is the responsibility of the organization in which they work. In performing arts and special events, it is often the production manager’s responsibility to oversee this very important area. This doesn’t mean it is solely the production manager’s responsibility; everyone has a role in safety. Oftentimes, the technical director is involved, overseeing the safe construction of scenery or rigging installations, ...

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