Health and Safety for Performing Arts Organizations

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Safety in the theatre extends to crews, casts, and audience members as well as the venue. This includes performance and rehearsal spaces, shops, and other work spaces. It requires awareness, common sense, and perseverance to eliminate hazards and guard against carelessness. The goal of this webinar is to ensure that a safe, healthy environment is maintained at all times. This includes the control and minimization of all known and potential hazards associated within creative, artistic, and performance development. These risks can be minimized and controlled through proper training, equipment, and use of appropriate precautions, restrictions, and established safe-work practices. This class will also address:

  • The health and safety of staff and volunteers working in an environment after a disaster occurs.
  • The precautions that should be taken before people can enter a dangerous environment.
  • How to identify health and stress issues in workers.
  • Resources to assist workers suffering from health issues.



Ellen Korpar is an Emergency Preparedness Consultant who is working primarily with cultural organizations to assist them with the development of Emergency Action Plans that are inclusive of all aspects involved in the continued running of an organization. Having been involved with 17 Nationally Declared Disasters that have included hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and floods, Ellen has extensive experience in Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. She has seen firsthand the impact these disasters have on whole communities.  As a result, she has made it her mission to educate individuals, businesses, and communities on the importance of emergency planning, response, and recovery for all types of hazards, whether they be natural or man-made.

Registrations for this class must be received before the class start time. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.