Arts, Entertainment and Recreation





Work in the arts and entertainment - including the visual and performing arts - can involve health risks such as exposures to toxic materials and hazardous physical conditions. Injuries and repetitive motion disorders can also result. 

Recreation jobs may be year-round or seasonal and can include working as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, camp counselor or on a tourism boat. Hazards may include heat stress and exposure to cold or chemicals.



Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Entertainment links:

Arts and Crafts Can Be Hazardous, fact sheet by True Art Information

Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety (A.C.T.S.)

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Health and Safety Guides and Publications

Musicians Health, web site operated by Timothy Jameson, president and founder of the Chiropractic Performing Arts Network

Hearing Loss in Musicians (Center for Safety in the Arts paper, 1988)

Development of Time-and-Distance Guidelines for Use of Theatrical Smoke Equipment (Environ International, 2004)

Health and Safety in the Artssearchable database of health and safety information for artists (City of Tucson Environmental Management Division)



Musician specific links:

Musicians Health, web site operated by Timothy Jameson, president and founder of the Chiropractic Performing Arts Network

Hearing Loss in Musicians (Center for Safety in the Arts paper, 1988)




Recreation links:

Summer Jobs: Safety Pays, OSHA booklet geared to young workers

Hazards to Outdoor Workers, NIOSH

Indoor Firing Ranges, NIOSH

Microbacterial Aerosols and Respiratory Diseases, including among swimming pool attendants, CDC









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New York City
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212-227-6440
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Long Island
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