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Document ID (ISN)108469
CIS number 08-884
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-249-8
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-555
Author(s) Ledoux E., Cloutier E., Ouellet F., Gagnon I., Thullier C., Ross J.
Title Occupational hazards in the performing arts - An exploratory study
Original title Les risques du métier dans le domaine des arts de la scène - Une étude exploratoire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. vii, 82p. Illus. 69 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to better understand occupational health and safety (OHS) issues in the performing arts, particularly in the areas of theatre, music, singing, dance and the circus. Data were collected by means of literature surveys, focus groups, interviews and job observations. The study enabled: a better understanding of the production context, the producers' difficulties and the needs with respect to OHS management; to draw the list of risk factors and causes of accidents during the preparation of a performance and a show; to document the occupational and health paths of the artists; finally to identify suitable OSH strategies for this sector of activity.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; entertainment services; theatres; causes of accidents; musicians; health hazards; risk factors; circuses
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; survey; report; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports