On WNYC radio this past Thursday, October 29th, host Leonard Lopate’s guest Monona Rossol offered very relevant – and often eye-opening – safety information for anyone who steps on a location or stage set when working in film and television production.
Accidents on film and TV sets happen all the time. Rossol points out how many of them could have been avoided with a reliable safety approach that needs to be implemented from the top down. Camera assistant Sarah Jones became the most infamous case of a preventable death. She was killed last year when her production team was shooting illegally on a Georgia railroad bridge.
Rossol, trained as an “industrial hygienist”; she consults widely in her role as safety advisor for United Scenic Artists local USA 829, an IATSE nationwide union. She is the author of a well-regarded reference book The Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide.
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