safety

  1. DanAyers

    Flicker Vertigo

    So, For anyone who doesn’t know, I hold a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety Management; which goes well with my Bachelors in Technical Theater and 20 years working in the industry. One of my professors from the safety program reached out to me this morning, after attending Trans Siberian...
  2. indigoapropo

    Live Hanging Onstage

    Has anyone done a live hanging with an actor? We have a rig for the actor, but I'm concerned about the rope around the neck. I need something that will release if the rig fails, we've talked about velcro or a magnet.
  3. Van

    2 workers killed in Boom lift accident at Pickathon

    See story below. No 'Inside' information and I still have no idea if it's anyone I know. Apparently two Arborists were ascending in a boom then climbing further up trees to release shade awnings during the out. Apparently the boom was on an incline, sideways. They were clipped to the basket...
  4. Allana

    Ergonomics of Moving Light cases

    Moving Lights are heavy. What is the best way to add/remove a light from a road case without muscle strain/getting injured? Is there any hope for short people? Some cases require a lift which is definitely outside your ideal lifting range and there isn't enough room for more than 2 people to...
  5. Chase P.

    Wrench Safety

    I was recently working with someone who got chewed out for having a tie-line safety on his wrench. Someone with more seniority at the venue thought it was unsafe. While I agree that we can do better, I've seen plenty of homemade lanyards on wrenches, but have never seen a lanyard of any sort...
  6. Allana

    2 loading galleries - physics and safety Q

    My theater has both an upper and lower loading gallery. On install, the JR Clancy rep told us to distribute 2/3 of the weights on the upper loading gallery and 1/3 on the lower. From a physics perspective, does this weight distribution actually effect whether the system is "in weight"? This...
  7. N

    Fire curtain replacement

    Greetings, I recently took control of a theater that is in need of some updates. One thing that stands out to me is the original fire curtain that has likely never been tested and needs to be reworked. The facility was built in 1976. Proscenium opening is about 32'W x 16'H. There is a...
  8. tdtastic

    Do you Harness when you Genie?

    I'm going to get blasted for this, I just know it... Anonymous hands-up of how many of you are using harnesses in your genie or vertical 'stick' lift? Not talking boom or scissor lift. Within the 20-25 foot range. What ARE the actual regulations on that with OSHA or ANSI? (I haven't had...
  9. Conner Jones

    Lanyards, do I really need them?

    Hey guys, So I have been advised by a professor of mine that if I find myself working over head in any union venue I will need to have a lanyard attached to all of my hand tools. I was wondering if this is a real rule that any of you have encountered, and if so how do you get around it? Do I...
  10. Kristi

    Rigging Fundamentals Training

    Hello All, I should have thought to put this up sooner! Register quick! Or send to someone you know! ISD 728 Elk River MN is offering a unique opportunity to help you and your staff create safe environments in your performing spaces! Join ISD 728 Community Education and Josh Peklo, Guthrie...
  11. J

    What type of spark effects are safe to use?

    Hey guys, came across this site. Hi! Artistic Director here, wondering what type of spark effects are safe to use inside and if anyone has had experience with some of these new units called cold spark machines? Found these online from CryoFX but they dont say anything about permits. Other brands...
  12. Darren Stoddart

    Walking the plank

    Hello everyone, Does anyone have any good ideas for building a plan with an actual drop of anywhere between 2' and 8' for Peter Pan? This is a children's production and safety is my number one concern with anything of this sort. The director is OK with concealing the landing with a crowd of...
  13. GoxBoxSocks

    Fire erupts at 'Kong: Skull Island' premiere in Saigon

    Outdoor stage for Kong: Skull Island premiere goes up in flames, no injuries were reported. There was a dance number with multiple live flame elements used. Stay safe out there...
  14. teqniqal

    actsafe Event Safety Conference - February 21-22 in Vancouver

    Information at: www.actsafeconference.ca I'll be presenting a session: "Hazard Recognition: Whoa! - I didn't see that coming . . ."
  15. teqniqal

    Who's Going to the actsafe Event Safety Conference in Vancouver 3/21-22

    Information at: www.actsafeconference.ca I'll be presenting a session: "Hazard Recognition: Whoa! - I didn't see that coming . . ."
  16. What Rigger?

    High wire fall involving Nik Wallenda

    For all the time I've spent on a high wire (30 ft), completely clipped off, this kind of thing still lurks in the back of my mind constantly. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/us/sarasota-circus-high-wire-fall/index.html
  17. C

    Gloves for Flying?

    I am trying to find decent gloves for rope work, i.e. fly rail work, that won't break down too fast or wear through. Has anyone used a pair that they have found that are good? Looking for a couple pairs.
  18. N

    OSHA training

    I am a Junior at a high school in the Boston Ma area. I have worked with many of the areas pros and have learned a lot about safety from them. I am wonder if there is a course that I can take to make myself and others more aware of safety protocols that need to be followed in theatre. I am not...