WHAT ARE THE HAZARDS?
Spot the safety hazards in this image of a performing arts and live event rehearsal! There are many hazards in this image for you to discover and discuss.
Did you find the following safety hazards in the image?
Slips, trips and falls
- General clutter including electrical cords, coffee cups, brooms, musical instruments, ropes, paint cans, water bottles, and mats
- Fire extinguisher on the floor
- Wet area at the edge of the stage
- Edge of the stage is not clearly marked
- Cigarette smoke
- Open paint cans
Improper use of equipment
- Circular saw guard pulled back
- Using leg as a cutting bench
- Awkward postures including lifting, bending, and reaching
- Worker being bullied and harassed
- Worker using saw and not wearing hearing protection
- Inappropriate footwear
- Injured worker (dancer) working
- Blocked fire exit
- Pizza delivery worker unfamiliar with worksite (orientation)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTING THESE HAZARDS?
- Everyone in the picture has a responsibility. Workplaces must be regularly inspected to prevent the development of dangerous conditions. Owners, suppliers, employers, supervisors, and workers all have specific responsibilities to comply with the laws governing health and safety.
- Employers must provide a safe and healthy workplace, provide training, instruction and supervision, and take immediate action when unsafe conditions are reported.
- Supervisors must enforce health and safety requirements and correct unsafe acts and conditions.
- Workers must follow safe work procedures and correct or report hazards immediately to their supervisor.
WHO WOULD YOU REPORT THESE HAZARDS TO?
- You must correct unsafe conditions or immediately report them to your supervisor and your health and safety representative.
This is created in partnership with WorkSafeBC with special thanks to:
Miles Muir, Vancouver Civic Theatres & the City of Vancouver
Matt Lees, Riggit Services Inc.
Carey Dodge, Boca del Lupo
Actsafe’s Performing Arts Standing Committee
David Lees, Sarah Gustin, Benjamin Pilgrim and Kaitlin Sandwell