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Occupational Health and the Performing Arts: An Introduction
Objective: Workplace hazards in the performing arts cause injuries, disabilities, and deaths every year. Occupational health professionals are familiar with most of these hazards and are particularly qualified to contribute to efforts to reduce them. This article reviews current health issues in the performing arts and highlights opportunities for occupational health contributions. Methods: Recognized experts in performing arts medicine were consulted and articles illustrating performing arts health issues were reviewed. Literature sources included medical databases, unindexed art-health publications...
Occupational Health and the Visual Arts: An Introduction
Objective: Occupational hazards in the visual arts often involve hazardous materials, though hazardous equipment and hazardous work conditions can also be found. Occupational health professionals are familiar with most of these hazards and are particularly qualified to contribute clinical and preventive expertise to these issues. Methods: Articles illustrating visual arts health issues were sought and reviewed. Literature sources included medical databases, unindexed art-health publications, and popular press articles. Results: Few medical articles examine health issues in the visuals arts directly...
Conservation-restauration du patrimoine
Sauver le passé en préservant son propre avenir Stabiliser et préserver les biens culturels au bénéfice des générations futures. Noble tâche par excellence, la mission des conservateurs restaurateurs n'est cependant pas dénuée de risques et, si cette réalité n'a pas toujours été regardée en face, les évolutions de ces dernières années démontrent une prise de conscience de la profession. Source:
Traumatic injuries in revue dancers
Revue productions are a combination of dancing and singing, musical and spoken sequences, and acrobatics, performed with or without a story line, and characterized by a versatility of dance styles and a high number of performances (over 250 in a 10-month season). The aim of this quantitative single cohort study is to evaluate work-related traumatic injuries in this dance genre. Data were obtained from work accident reports of the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the public sector in Berlin (UKB) involving 440 revue dancers (183 males and 257 females). Analysis was conducted with...
Actsafe Newsletter: September 2013
In this issue: •Texting & Driving Documentary: “It Can Wait: From One Second to the Next” •Working Alone or in Isolation Checklist •October is Healthy Workplace Month •CITT Rendezvous 2013 •Cough & sneeze etiquette Source :
BECTU Website is good Safety Resorce for the UK and others
BECTU - Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph Theatre Union - a organization that serves many purposes for the technicians in the UK provides numerous links to safety-related documents that can be helpful no matter where you are on the planet. They have links to the Creative Industries Safety Passport program, Training information, Health & Safety Craft Cards, and an incident reporting form for accidents and near-misses. Although the incident reporting form is meant for use by the UK's Theatre Safety Committee, it can be used by anyone trying to organize accident information for their...
ESA and TAKE1 Insurance host webinar on Live Event Safety
September 16, 2013 — Asserting that the live event production industry can no longer take a passive approach to life safety, Take1 Insurance, the leading insurance provider to the entertainment industry, today announced that it was teaming up with the Event Safety Alliance (ESA) to host the industry’s first webinar focused on producing safer live events. According to Scott Carroll, Executive Vice President and Program Director of Take1 Insurance, the precedent-setting webinar will take place on b>Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2 p.m EST and is open to anyone involved in the business...
Equity Actors Association in the UK provides Safety Resources
All Equity Organisers, together with Musician Union Officials, are roving Health and Safety Inspectors under UK Health and Safety legislation, and as such, have automatic right-of-access to any workplace where there is a health and safety issue. Cette organisme donne accès à des publications en santé et sécurité du travail. Source :
Model of safety inspection
Safety inspection is a common element of safety management systems but has been subject to little scholarly research. A naturalistic study conducted in the amusement ride inspection domain identified key features of the task and derived a model fitting the inspection process independent of experience. A survey extended to two additional safety inspection domains supported the central features of the task description including generalist assignment of safety inspectors, high complexity, consecutive use of checklists, risk-informed decision making, and lack of performance feedback. Inspectors adapted...
Exposition aux dispositifs d'éclairage scénique : risque pour la santé des professionnels du spectacle vivant ou enregistré
La directive européenne 2006/25/CE, relative à l'exposition des travailleurs aux rayonnements optiques, prévoit l'évaluation des risques des situations de travail. Elle est particulièrement importante dans l'industrie des arts du spectacle où des expositions intentionnelles à des projecteurs peuvent être exigées pendant des périodes de l'ordre de 8 heures par jour. L'objectif de la présente étude était de fournir aux éclairagistes des informations, relatives aux risques associés...
Film crew member injured on electrical platform
2013-08-19 - (Canadian OH&S News) A man working on a film suffered an electrical shock and was sent to the hospital on Aug. 6, after getting trapped on an electrical platform at a Calgary construction site. According to a press statement from the Calgary Fire Department, the crew was shooting a video when two workers became trapped on a platform three storeys above the ground. “Apparently, the three men were part of a film crew who were working on a time-lapse video of a construction site adjacent to the platform and were unaware of the electrical hazard,” the press release read...
Actsafe Newsletter: August 2013
IN THIS ISSUE : Distracted driving dangers! Working Alone video Actsafe summer outreach update AND MORE! Source :
New Working Alone video!
If you’ve been reading the Actsafe Newsletter recently, you may have noticed that we’ve run a few pieces on workers working alone or in isolation. It’s something that’s common in both film and performing arts and can have serious consequences if a worker becomes sick or injured and there’s no one available to check in on them. To help address the issue, we’ve produced a five minute video on Working Alone. Source :
Wind Gust Topples Stage Canopy in Shelby North Carolina
2013-08-10 - Preparations for an evening concert were disrupted at the end of the sound check for one of the bands as a wind gust from an approaching storm blew the overhead lighting and canopy support trusses over. A band member from The After had just stepped off of the stage when the structure toppled. The show was set-up at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds near Shelby, North Carolina. Source :
Violinist Dies After Fall Into Orchestra Lift Machinery Pit
2013-07-16 - Moscow, Russia - A 40 year veteran of the Bolshoi Theatre died Wednesday at a Moscow hospital as a result of injuries sustained from a fall into the machinery pit of the Orchestra Lift. Violinist Viktor Sedov, 65, was found lying on the pit floor about 2:30PM Tuesday when a theatre employee making a routine fire safety round found Sedov lying unconscious on the pit's concrete floor. He was taken to the Sklifosovsky Hospital where he passed away the following day. Source :
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