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Document ID (ISN)111128
CIS number 10-0636
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-361-7
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Studies and Research Projects Report R-607
Author(s) Ledoux E., Cloutier E., Ouellet F., Gagnon I., Thuilier C., Ross J.
Title Occupational risks in the performing arts - An exploratory study
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, 2009. vii, 82p. Illus. 69 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access Report_R-607.pdf [in English]
Abstract The overall goal of this project was to better identify occupational safety and health issues in the performing arts, particularly in the areas of theatre, music, singing, dance and the circus. The specific objectives of this project were to better understand the production context, the producers' difficulties and needs in occupational safety and health management; to highlight the risks during the preparation of a performance; to identify the causes of accidents during the preparation of a performance; to document the professional paths and health paths of the artists in relation to the performance context; to identify the strategies and means of prevention developed elsewhere as input into the sector's preventive actions. Data were collected by means of literature surveys, job observations, interviews and focus groups. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; hazard evaluation; itinerant entertainment services; circuses; musicians; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; job study; causes of accidents; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Entertainment services and sports