Thanks for dropping by. We have lots of new articles, news, pictures and what i am sure will be a very controversial subject that we are addressing, which is substance abuse in the workplace and how it affects all of us. Although it is a VERY serious safety issue worldwide, it is not one that is usually discussed publically. An anonymous message was sent by "Scared Crew" with an issue they had and it was presented to many professionals worldwide in every aspect of our industry for their advice. You will find that message here under the Career Suicide link as well as the anonymous responses under the CS Response links. Whether you agree or disagree, we would value your feedback. Please feel free to drop us an email about that issue or any other article at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to take them into consideration as well as post as many comments as possible. Communication is the ONLY way that we can keep ourselves and our coworkers safe, so please feel free to let us know what you would like to see as far as upcoming subjects of articles, questions, etc.
There is also a new link called Road Life which contains useful names, numbers and web addresses for things that might be useful while on the road. If there are others that you can suggest, please let us know.
We are also accepting photos to post of unsafe situations/gigs/gear that you may run across and where you spoke up for safety. If you would like to submit a photo, please send to email@example.com.
We are excited to announce the support of globalsafetypartnership.com as well as Safety in our Industry by a leader of News of our Industry, Sound Pro Live-http://www.SPLnetwork.com.
Bill Evans, who is the Content Master for SPL and their multiple other affliated e-zines have given us their full support. Please see their statement below-
"One of the reasons I left print publishing in favor of an independent digital network was a long simmeringdistress at the ever-increasing pressure to make every piece ofcontent"match up" with advertising revenue. Because
SoundProLive is independent and because myself and the owners look at publishing differently, we have been able to put time and resources into covering the safety issue extensively.
SPL is committed to being a "part of the solution"in termsof stage and gig safety. We will continue to coverthe subject and, hopefully, make an impact that helps makes sure no other crew or artist or punter dies because of unsafestaging conditions".
SPLnetwork.com has always been right on top of all the safety issues in our industry worldwide including accidents, collapses, close calls, great blogs about safety and hearing protection and more. If you have not seen them yet, please find them here at http://www.splnetwork.com. Usually, collapse news as well as accident news is up on SPL and they have posted in multiple places hours if not days before any other industry webzine covers it. If you want immediate info on news that affects our industry, then splnetwork.com is the place to find it. Please also check out their other affiliated e-zines as well as the one they have just launched which deals with Houses of Worship.
As always, we want to hear from you and let us know whats on your mind. Please drop us an email and keep us informed. We would also like if you joined us to make our industry safer worldwide. To become a member, please click the Become A Member link on the left hand side column in the menu. We welcome everyone in our profession from tv, film, video, lighting, audio,stagehand, rigger, ld, engineer- you name it-WORLDWIDE. We all have the same issues and hopefully by communication we can make this world a little bit safer for us all.
Everyone deserves to go home each night after a gig and nobody should die because of a gig either.
With the one year anniversary approaching of the collapse at the Indiana State Fair and the loss of 7 people including Spot Op Nathan Byrd and the injuries of 58 others including those on the crew, please take a moment of silence sometime in the next few weeks out of respect for them.
I heard a very wise quote which really rings true, "Accidents don't happen, They are caused." Keep that phrase in mind while you are working.
SPEAK UP FOR SAFETY!!
July 17, 2012 is the 1 year anniversary of the collapse in Ottawa Canada at the Bluesfest. Inclement weather was blamed for the stage collapse where Cheap Trick was 20 minutes into their set when the Main Stage collapsed. The Band, some of the crew and others had left the stage just moments before. 4 people were injured and thousands fled as the storm hitand the stage crumpled and collapsed within a few seconds. Previous to the storm, the structure stood several stories tall before it was destroyed. After the storm, salvage efforts began to reclaim and examine the gear that was still there.
One of our Board members here at globalsafetypartnership.com went up to make determinations and see what was left. JD White spent 10 days on site and writes about his experiences as well as providing never before seen photographs of the collapse and gear. Please look for the article and photos under the Ottawa Story link and the photos are under Ottawa photos link. We all must learn from the past or else we are doomed to repeat it so the saying goes and with this years touring season in full swing, I can only keep my fingers crossed that the accidents and collapses of the past have made it a safer future for us all. I heard a very wise quote yesterday which really rings true, "Accidents don't happen, They are caused." Keep that phrase in mind while you are working- no matter if you are a Rigger, Lighting, Audio, Video, Stagehand or any other position. Stay safe out there and SPEAK UP for safety-not just for you but for others as well.
Thanks for dropping by. We have some very exciting things coming up and we would like you to be part of it. First and foremost, our focus is on Safety worldwide. We want everyone to be safe at your gig. Nobody should ever die on a gig or watching a show. We want to hear your ideas on how to stay safe. We want to hear how you SPEAK UP if something is unsafe. We would love to see your pictures and hear your stories on how you were able to make things safer. We want to hear your experiences both good and bad in regards to safety. And most of all, we want to have you participate in making things safe worldwide for all of us. After all, isn't that what it's all about? Please feel free to browse through the website, read the articles and join us exchanging ideas in the SPEAK UP Forum. We have Questions and Answers on all different areas of the Industry and also up to date news.
The Website is always being updated, so please visit often and keep up on the latest information on Safety.
Remember to SPEAK UP for Safety!!
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