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CITT Theatre Health & Safety Workshop Prairie Tour

posted on 7:40 AM, December 22, 2011

CITT, in collaboration with the Globe Theatre, the Persephore Theatre and the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, is pleased to present   

Theatre Health & Safety Workshop with Janet Sellery  

Regina, SK
Tuesday January 10, 2012 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Globe Theatre
1801 Scarth Street
(306) 525-6400

Saskatoon, SK
Wednesday January 11, 2012 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Persephone Theatre
100 Spadina Crescent East  
(306) 384-7727

Winnipeg, MB
Friday January 13, 2012 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
2 Forks Market Road
(204) 942-8898

Registration fee is $40.01 (GST included). There are limited spaces so reserve your today via our on-line registration (credit or debit card payments only). For more information about the workshop or registration, please contact Monique Corbeil at the CITT National Office at info@ citt.org or 613 482-1165 / 1 888 271-3383. 

Registration is closed. 

Theatre Health and Safety Workshop Description 

Many smart, capable theatre practitioners feel that they are not completely on top of health and safety issues given competing demands for both time and resources; however, an investment in health and safety can pay off in protecting both people and productions. Learn more by attending the Theatre Health & Safety Workshop led by Janet Sellery.

Focusing on the unique health and safety challenges that arise in the theatre industry, this workshop will guide participants through the process of risk assessment and control. We will develop a shared vocabulary for advocating health and safety in the workplace, empowering everyone to approach health and safety with confidence. This session will cover how to research health and safety issues, apply legislative requirements and implement best practices in a theatre setting.

It promises to be a day of lively conversation and a chance to figure out some tricky health and safety questions and challenges. Whether companies are big or small, participants will leave this session with a fresh perspective and practical steps to help them create or refocus their health and safety program.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • —  Health & Safety in the Theatre (challenges and opportunities)
  • —  Roles & Responsibilities (who does what)
  • —  Health & Safety Law
  • —  Health & Safety Programs
  • —  Risk Assessment
  • —  Communication & Training
  • —  Health & Safety for Stage Hands
  • —  Industrial & Construction Regs
  • —  Fog & Haze
  • —  Resources 


Janet is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts.  Most recently, she worked as the Health & Safety Manager for David Atkins Enterprises Productions for the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.  She spent nine years pioneering the health and safety program at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and has consulted for “Safe Stages” (Alberta), and served on the advisory committees for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), the Ontario Service Safety Alliance (OSSA), as well as the Live Performance Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Labour.

She has completed her Occupational Health & Safety Certificate at Ryerson University and received her professional designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). In 2007, she was selected by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine as “Canada’s Health & Safety Manager of the Year”.

Prior to her move into the health and safety field, Janet spent 14 years working in Stage Management at theatres across Canada, including over 30 productions at Stratford. She is a graduate of the Technical/Production Theatre Program at the Ryerson Theatre School, and has a BA in psychology from the University of Waterloo. 

Visit her website www.selleryhealthandsafety.com

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