In this episode, Janet provides us with a fantastic run-through of the fundamental health and safety considerations festivals and events need to incorporate into their operations. She also speaks to what we’ve learned from the pandemic and how we can ensure proper health and safety protocols carry forward and continue to evolve.
Janet Sellery (CRSP, CHSC) is one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts, entertainment, and live events. Janet is a former theatre stage manager. She is the Board Chair for Event Safety Alliance Canada and a board member for Event Safety Alliance (U.S.). Her work as a Health & Safety Consultant, with Sellery Health + Safety,focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources to reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of the events environment. Janet is committed to “setting the stage for people to create their best work. Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Safety Resources
Safety Road Map (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services) - checklists and sample policies
Ontario Safety GuidelinesFrançais
Construction Health & Safety Manual (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association)
OHS Answers - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Event Safety Alliance Canada – Sign up for the Event Safety Newsletter
Event Safety Alliance, U.S.
Event Safety Guide
Event Safety Insights online magazine
Event Safety Summit
Actsafe Safety Association - Motion Pictures and Performing Arts in B.C.
Global Crowd Management Alliance (GCMA)
ESTA Technical Standards Program (TSP) - ANSI Standards (FREE, registration required)
Safe Stages (Theatre Alberta/WorkSafe Alberta) (FREE)
Play It Safe - Safety Manual for School Theatres/Studios (Actsafe, B.C.)
Janet Sellery’s Social Channels:
OFN acknowledges the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this series.
FestForward Advisor Talks
FestForward Advisor Talks website
The Ottawa Festival Network
Twitter (festival news & events)
Twitter (industry news & resources)
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