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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Working Safely at Height

A Common Sense Approach to the Challenges of Rigging in the Entertainment Industry

BILL SAPSIS

Rigging in the entertainment rigging industry got its start in the early 1960s on the touring ice shows. There was little concern for safety in those days and it took about 30 years, and some highly publicized accidents, to get the industry to start adopting a culture that included personal safety. Fortunately, that culture has now taken hold and safety equipment is becoming more commonplace around the country. The trick now is to not only keep this trend moving forward but also ensure that the right equipment is being used, and used properly.

Fortunately, we get some help from folks in high places:

The Occupational Safety ...

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