General Electrical Safety for the Stage and Set IATSE
On July 19, 2017, singer Barbara Weldens was electrocuted onstage while performing in front of a live audience. She’s the most recent in a long line of victims who, through no fault of their own, lost their lives onstage. What causes these accidents and how can we prevent them in the future? Electricity is a natural phenomenon, and as such, it follows the laws of nature. Understanding those laws and how electricity behaves is the first step in protecting the stage against electrocutions and accidents. Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself, your crew and the talent, whether it’s on a stage or a movie set.