Make Show Safety a Priority


| 4/3/2017 2:46:00 PM


Tags: May 2017, First Things, Leslie C. McManus,
Leslie C. McManus

There are certain truths that we can depend on. Here’s one: Accidents happen. Unless you live in a vacuum – and even then, a vacuum seems vulnerable to external threat – accidents will happen.

The good news is that we can do much to prevent accidents, and that’s a vitally important thought to consider as we begin a new show season.

Safety is one of our most basic responsibilities. We owe it to our families, our friends, and to all the people who come to our shows. And, when everything is said and done, we owe it to ourselves.

And why wouldn’t we put a priority on safety?

Because it costs too much? Bet it doesn’t cost as much as hospital bills, funerals or lawsuits.

Because it takes too long? Bet it doesn’t last as long as regret.