|Protect lives and property from catastrophic and disastrous occurrences by eliminating hazardous exposures and imminent dangers with fully integrated risk management and loss prevention programs.|
Our Association is totally dedicated to the health and safety of the students, administrators and instructors (directors, technicians, choreographers, scene designers, lighting designers, and makeup artists) who work in the secondary private and public schools (middle, junior, and senior highs) in the performing arts(drama, theatre, music, dance, television, broadcast) programs, productions and activities.
The professionals in the Association have as their primary focus in the performing arts programs and activities, the following considerations: production safety and health, industrial hygiene applications, requirements of building and Life Safety Codes, all aspects of fire prevention standards, security, stage and facility safety, and tool and equipment safety use.
Expertise in the Association extends to all aspects of the performing arts in schools and educational settings, i.e. summer camps and performing arts high schools, public and private schools.
The Association directs its expertise to the specialty areas of the performing arts where health, safety, security and the environment play a key role. ISETSA works in skills development and training, facility safety and health, the design of environmentally healthy, secure and safe performing facilities, and in operational safety, security and health.
|Safety and Health Applications in Specialized Activities of the Performing Arts:|
ISETSA is associated with the risk management corporation Risk International & Associates, Inc* (www.riskit.com). RIA's major focus is the Entertainment Industry and Performing Arts in Higher Education. The professionals at RIA work with ISETSA in all phases of its operations. RIA has skills professionals in all areas of the performing arts and industry.
The staff at ISETSA have worked with public and private educational institutions at all levels, for more than sixty years, in a variety of positions, i.e. risk assessors, instructors, inspectors, skills training, health applications, fire prevention codes and standards, applicable entertainment and theatre related standards and practices, staging, production, makeup, weaponry and stage fighting, shop work, television production, and dance.
*Background Information on Risk International & Associates, Inc.
Risk International & Associates, Inc. is the firm that possesses the knowledge and the professional experience in school theatre safety from K through the University. Risk has on staff individuals who have worked in the entertainment, performing arts, and public assembly areas all of their lives; they have been intensely involved in the drama and performing arts programs since 1943. Risk has been and is still is closely involved with theater and performing arts programs, curriculum and facilities. They have developed national and international programs and curriculum for the secondary schools, and have developed training programs for students and instructors.