Gig Gear Launches New Health & Safety Training Initiative ‘Safe and Sound’ for Film Grips, Production Pros
Gig Gear LLC — manufacturer of accessories designed for theatre techs and live entertainment production professionals — has officially launched its new personal health and safety awareness initiative “Safe and Sound.”
As the manufacturer of Gig Gloves, work gloves designed to protect the hands of film grips and live production professionals, the company saw the need to create an initiative that brings personal health, safety and wellness to the forefront of the film industry — as well as all production industries.
Safe and Sound aims to provide content in the form of articles, videos and in-person workshops all designed at informing and educating professionals on how to best stay safe and healthy while focusing on the various activities and workload one typically encounters in theatre production.
“We at Gig Gear are very excited to finally be debuting Safe and Sound,” said Danny Shatzkes founder and CEO of Gig Gear LLC. “Our goal is to help people continue doing what they love for longer. Personal health, safety and wellness are not necessarily topics that come up a lot in our industry, but it’s time that it be given the attention it deserves.”
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Safe and Sound will partner with experts in various fields to make sure that the content and information presented is always up-to-date and credible. As an added benefit to the industry, free wellness content, articles and videos are available at www.safeandsoundblog.com.
For organizations that want to provide extra value to their employees, techs, grips, crews and/or customers, Gig Gear will also offer in-person Safe and Sound workshops that will feature experts who will speak directly to staff with targeted lessons and tips on how to stay healthy and safe in their specific work environment. These workshops will provide dual benefit: to help educate staff on how to continue doing what they love for longer as well as providing companies with an opportunity to re-instill their care for their employees’ well-being and create a healthier workforce that is consequently more efficient.
Information on the in-person workshops can be found at www.safeandsoundlearning.com.
“We want to put personal health on the forefront of people’s minds,” Shatzkes continued. “It’s our belief that we shouldn’t ‘live to work,’ rather ‘work to live’ and our livelihoods should complement how we want to spend our lives — not the other way around. So, we should make sure that when we are on the job, that we are doing so in the safest and healthiest way possible. This will only serve to enhance all aspects of everyday living. Safe and Sound will address these issues in the film production industry.”
For more information, visit gig-gear.com.
Founded in 2014, Gig Gear LLC was launched by Danny Shatzkes with the intent to provide music and audio professionals with novel and innovative products to make their jobs safer, easier, more efficient and more fun.