Safety and Health for the Stage Collaboration with the Production Process
Safety and Health for the Stage: Collaboration with the Production Process is a practical guide to integrating safety and health into the production process for live entertainment in the context of compliance with applicable codes, standards, and recommended practices.
This book explores the need for safety and health to become an integral aspect of theatre production and live entertainment, focusing on specific steps to take and policies to employ to bring a safety and health program into full collaboration in the production process. Readers will learn how to comply with legal codes and standards as they initiate and implement an effective safety and health program in their theatre production organization or academic theatre department. The book includes references and links to other industry-specific safety and health resources, as well as a Glossary of Safety and Health Terms to navigate the safety and health jargon in the context of theatre and live entertainment. Safety and Health for the Stage: Collaboration with the Production Process provides links to electronic versions of sample safety and health programs, industry-specific policies and recommended practices, and forms and templates related to many of the topics covered in the book.
Written for practitioners who are engaged in all aspects of theatre production and live entertainment, as well as educators who train and influence the next generations of these practitioners, this book is an essential resource for creating a positive culture of safety in live entertainment.
1. Introduction and Overview 2. Safety Evolves Within the Theater Industry 3. Safety and Health Programs 4. Compliance 5. Industry Standards, Recommended Practices, Training and Certifications 6. Policies and Procedures—Specific Hazards 7. Borrowing Safety Strategies 8. Putting It All Together: Safety Culture Appendix. Additional Resources Glossary of Safety and Health Terms
"Every school that teaches technical theater and stage craft really must make Bill Reynolds "Safety and Health for the Stage" assigned reading. It is well-organized and covers the codes, industry standards, recommended practices, training certification programs, policies, and procedures needed to work safely in this business. And it is a template for the professionals in the school’s safety and environmental health department or facilities management to assist the faculty in developing a proper safety program in the theater department."
-Monona Rossel, MS, MFA, Industrial Hygienist; Safety Officer: USA829, IATSE; Safety Consultant: SAG-AFTRA; ACTS FACTS, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 2020
"Reynolds’s book is a tremendous resource for anyone tasked with designing, implementing, or managing the safety protocols within their organization. I recommend it to educators, industry professionals, and students at all levels of their department."
-Ted Kraus, University of Arizona in Theatre Topics, Volume 21.3, pgs 272-273, November 2021