1st Spanish Congress on Musicians Professional Ailments, organised by AMPOS, AEOS and TECMA Arte | Alzira (Valencia), Spain, 11-12 March 2017
11 March – Dr Joaquín Nieto Sainz | Director for Spain, ILO – Dr Montserrat García Gómez | Head of Labour Health, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Towards a recognition of the musicians’ professional ailments? – Dr Manuel Alberto Mendoza Sariego | Medical coordinator, TECMA clinic. Raising awareness about the importance of Medicine for the Arts amongst public administration, medical professionals and professional musicians. Read more
On 28 and 29 November 2016, the final conference took place on the FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI joint project on Health and Safety in the Bollywood film industry (a project backed by Union To Union).
In the presence of a government counsellor, a poignant documentary by Opender Chanana was shown, highlighting the particularly difficult working conditions for industry workers.
A few representatives of studios which were more sensitive than their peers to these issues attended the conference to outline their efforts to enhance safety and comfort for staff employed on their premises. Read more
On 27-29 June 2016, FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI organised a workshop mainly dedicated to risk prevention in the movie industry in Bollywood, within the scope of their joint project backed by Union to Union.
Participants (technicians, actors and musicians), from the Federation of cinema employees in western India (FWICE) and the Musicians’ Federation of India (MFI), described the environment as tense. On the one hand, accidents on film sets are occurring one after the other at an alarming rate. Read more
In Athens on 15 and 16 June 2016, European social partners from the live performance sector and the European Occupational Safety and Health Agency (EU-OSHA) organised a final conference presenting two interactive risk assessment tools (OIRA), intended respectively for live performance venues and productions.
The conference was aimed at representatives of the live performance sector from a considerable number of UE member states. After a series of debates on the risks to which sector professionals are exposed and mechanisms for prevention, the online tools were presented in detail so that each participant could understand how they worked. Read more
Workplaces in the live performance sector are challenged by very diverse health and safety risks. These stem from a broad range of activities such as stage performances, chemical substances used in special effects, the presence of an audience and environmental aspects such as lighting and temperature.
Specific risk assessment strategies are vital to prevent accidents and ill-health in the sector. The OiRA tools are developed to support small enterprises in better dealing with these challenges.
The EU social partners from the Live Performance sector : the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance (EAEA, composed of FIM, FIA and UNI MEI) and Pearle* have released a video on their Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools. Read more
On 7 to 9 October 2015, the international federations FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI organised a new workshop focusing on issues of health and safety in the Bollywood industry within the scope of the triennial project backed by Union to Union.
Forty participants (technicians, actors, musicians) from the Federation of West India Cine Employees (FWICE) and the Musicians’ Federation of India (MFI) took part in the workshop, in the presence of representatives from FIM, FIA, UNI-MEI and Union to Union. Read more
In Brussels, on 17 September 2015, European social partners in the performing arts sector and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) officially presented two new interactive risk assessment tools aimed respectively at places and productions of shows.
These tools take into account the diversity of elements to be considered when analysing risks. This is a complex task since the performing arts sector covers a host of fields, including music, theatre, dance, circus arts and other forms of artistic expression. Read more