By PSW Staff • March 14, 2019 Gig Gear announces its new personal health and safety training initiative “Safe and Sound.” As the manufacturer of Gig Gloves, work gloves designed to protect the hands of AV techs and live event pros, the company saw the need to create an initiative that brings personal health, safety and wellness to the forefront of the AV industry — as well as all production industries. While there are many programs and trainings regarding the use of specific equipment or certain processes in production environments, Gig Gear noticed the large lack of information and discussion on how to best take care of a staff’s overall health on a daily basis when working in live event production. Safe and Sound aims to address this gap by providing content in the form of articles, videos and in-person workshops all aimed at informing and educating professionals on how to best stay safe and healthy while focusing on the various activities and workload one typically encounters. “We at Gig Gear are very excited to finally be debuting Safe and Sound — the only initiative of its kind in the industry,” says Danny Shatzkes founder and CEO of Gig Gear. “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.” Safe and Sound will partner with experts in various fields to make sure the content and information presented is always fresh and up-to-date. As an added benefit to the industry, free wellness content, articles and videos will be available at www.safeandsoundblog.com. For organizations that want to provide extra value to their employees, techs, 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 continues. “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 live event production that have been largely ignored.” Gig Gear Tagged with: Gig Gear safe and sound · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.