Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry in Ontario (Ministry of Labour)

  • The purpose of the Guidelines is to recommend safeguards and realistic procedures to educate, advise and protect workers and management in the live performance industry.
  • It includes recommendations, definitions, and guidelines for topics such as electrical, fog, hand props, costumes and makeup, orchestra pits, outdoor venues, performers flying, pyrotechnics, rakes, sound levels, stage combat and working at height.

Television, Film, Live Performance and Event Electrical Guidelines (ESA-SPEC-003)

  • These guidelines deal with the installation of electrical equipment in the entertainment industry utilizing any source of power including generator sets.
  • This includes events of a temporary nature held indoors, outdoors, in tents, such as film, television, live performance and other events.

Construction Health & Safety Manual (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association) – Free download


Safe Stages (Theatre Alberta and Alberta Human Services)

  • A guide to Alberta’s occupational health and safety legislation for employers and workers in the theatre industry—it contains information applicable to all theatre companies, managers, technicians, artists and volunteers in the industry—from the largest of professional and amateur theatre companies and venues, to the smallest of independent productions and found spaces where theatre is produced.



  • Actsafe is dedicated to the promotion of health and safety in British Columbia’s motion picture and performing arts industries.
  • Their role is to provide arts workers and employers with the necessary support to ensure everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.
  • Their mandate includes providing subsidized training and free industry-related communication, education, services and advice.


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Canadian Government Departments Responsible for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) – Find contact information for federal agencies and for each province and territory.

canOSH – Canada’s National Workplace Health and Safety Website (CCOHS). This site brings together workplace health and safety information from the Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments and their agencies. Includes links to each province and territory for hazard and incident alerts, safety bulletins, relevant legislation, statistics, training and resources.

OHS Answers (CCOHS) – Easy-to-read information is available in question and answer format covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics and more. Access is provided by links to specific topics or by searching for a specific topic.


Event Safety Guide (Event Safety Alliance)

ESTA Technical Standards Program (TSP)

Arts, Crafts & Theatre Safety, New York