#RigSafe Twitter Chat and Rigging Safety in the Entertainment Industry

#RigSafe Twitter Chat and Rigging Safety in the Entertainment Industry

Last Friday we held our October #rigsafe Safety Webinar, “10 Frequently Asked Questions from our CM Entertainment Motor Schools” featuring Dave Carmack, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Trainer, and Eric Rouse, Technical Director for the Denver Center of Performing Arts. In case you missed it, you can view the recording here.

To continue the conversation with both Dave and Eric, we followed our webinar with our first ever Twitter Chat under the hashtag #rigsafe, a hashtag used to promote rigging safety in the entertainment industry, an initiative started by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Here are some of the highlights!

The chart below shows some of our most active participants in the #rigsafe Twitter Chat:



Our afternoon concluded with an email I received from one of our webinar participants, Bill Bradburn from Aerial Arts, with these Latin words in his email signature: SALUS SUMMUS OMNIA. He confirmed its meaning to be “Safety Above All/Safety Over Everything.” What a great motto for a rigging company! May we all live by this motto and incorporate it into everything we do.

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our events last week. We have more to come in 2016! #rigsafe


Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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One Reply to “#RigSafe Twitter Chat and Rigging Safety in the Entertainment Industry”

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