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See Something, Say Something: Rhino Crew Reports Suspicious Activity

The 2024 graduation season for colleges and universities around the country has been uneasy. While some institutions opted to cancel their ceremonies in the wake of various campus protests, Arizona State University leadership decided they must do everything they could […]

In the Spotlight: Rhino’s Tempe, AZ Headquarters Stays Active with Training

Rhino Staging’s journey began in 1991 in Tempe, Arizona, and it’s been an incredible ride ever since. Our headquarters in Tempe is a testament to this growth. From humble beginnings, we’ve expanded into a sprawling space spanning several thousand square […]

Rhino Florida’s Roman Ivanov Recognized For Outstanding Work At 2024 Miami Grand Prix

Rhino Florida crew member, Roman Ivanov, was recently singled out for recognition by a client in connection with his work on the 2024 Miami Grand Prix. This prestigious Formula One motor race took place on May 5 at the Miami […]

Rhino Tucson’s Home Away From Home: Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater

The Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater, also known as AVA Amphitheater or simply AVA, is a busy outdoor entertainment venue in Tucson, Arizona. Named after Anselmo Valencia Tori, a former chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, it is situated in the […]

Rhino CO Lighting Tech Training

Earlier this year Rhino Colorado completed two carefully prepared Lighting Basics classes that were led by Joey Magno and assisted by J Blain and Louie Gutierrez. Joey is Rhino CO’s Head Lighting Technician for NBA basketball, NHL hockey, and NLL […]

Inside Rhino: Lance Cangey, One of Our Top Trainers

TODAY, INSIDE RHINO features one of Rhino Staging’s most experienced trainers: Rhino Nevada’s Safety and Training Manager, LANCE CANGEY. How did you get into training? I’ve had a diverse career background, from being an electrician to owning a retail golf […]

Inside Rhino: Keno Snyder on Fly System Inspection

We asked Keno Snyder, Rhino Arizona’s Regional Director of Rigging, about a fly system inspection with our Rhino Georgia rigging team at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. After seeing Keno’s amazing photos of the venue, we wanted […]

The Value of OSHA 10 Training – Our Instructors’ POV

Since 2017 it has been a requirement for all onsite workers and supervisors in live event production in Nevada to have completed, according to their roles, the OSHA 10 or 30 hour training in health and safety for general industry. […]

Rhino Texas Client Dickie’s Arena Wins Top Venue Award

Rhino Texas’ client venue Dickies Arena has been named as No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s 2023 year-end list of Top Venues in the 10,001-15,000 capacity category. The rankings were based on gross revenue, attendance and number of shows from Nov. […]

Inside Rhino: Siobhan Colleen on the Event Safety Summit 2023

RECENTLY, SIOBHAN COLLEEN, Asst. Director of Safety and Training of Rhino Staging and Event Services attended the 2023 Event Safety Summit in the City of Houston, Texas. Also in attendance from Rhino Staging was MATT HUDSON, Director of Safety, Training, […]

Welcome New Rhino DC Director of Operations!

Meet Elizabeth Brown, the new Director of Operations for Rhino DC! Elizabeth is a knowledgeable and skillful director with over 20 years of experience in various industries, including hospitality, non-profit, arts, and transportation. Elizabeth steps into this role for Anna […]

Rhino Staging Nevada partners with Goodwill of Southern Nevada for Train-to-Hire Stagehand Program

Rhino Staging Nevada partners with Goodwill of Southern Nevada to help create a stagehand training program for Goodwill clients. Acceptance into the program is by application and each 2-week course includes a stagehand basics course, the OSHA 10 training for […]

Flatbed Trucks & Fall Protection: How To Ensure Stagehand Safety

Stagehands encounter fall hazards all the time, like loading tower trusses on flatbed trucks. Addressing this fall hazard is key to safety for all stagehands!

Self-Retracting Lifeline “Impact Indicator” Inspection

If you have ever climbed a truss tower or wire rope ladder to rig, done a lighting fixture focus, worked a show-call as a truss spotlight operator, or for any other reason, you are familiar with self-retracting lifelines (SRLs), or […]

Successful Rescue Saves Overheated Rhino Staging Rigger

During a stadium show load-in at Chase Field, the heat was on! Extreme temperatures increase the risk of heat-related illness during stadium show load-ins – and Rhino Staging was no exception. Don’t worry! This rescue story has a cool, happy ending.

Scorching Phoenix Heat Melts Down Plastic Pallets, Creates Urgent Hazard

Tipsy Plastic Towers Our friends at the Chase Field baseball stadium in Phoenix have field protective flooring for non-baseball live events stored on stacked pallets in an open lot just down the street from the stadium. Recently, one of their […]

OSHA-10 Training for California Stagehands

Effective January 1st, 2023, California’s AB 1775 requires Rhino Staging employees at public event venues to complete OSHA 10 training. Rhino Staging offers OSHA-authorized trainers for OSHA 10 & 30-Hour training, enhancing safety awareness and opening doors for stagehands. Contact […]

Success in Stage Production: 5 Tips for New Riggers & Stagehands

Welcome To The Live Events Industry! Thank you for being an integral part of our industry! Your passion and dedication are what make live events possible. Whether you’re transitioning from another profession or embarking on your very first job, we […]

Timing Is Key: Choosing the Right Moments for Stagehand Safety Meetings

The Importance of Stagehand Safety Meetings If you’re wondering what a safety meeting is and why it matters, it’s time to catch up with the rest of us! Safety meetings are vital to maintaining a safe production. Most crews do […]

Incident Prevention: Enhancing Situational Awareness as a Stagehand

Pay attention, but to what? Prioritizing your safety is paramount in every production setting! That’s why this blog was written to help equip you with practical tips for enhancing your situational awareness as a stagehand. By incorporating these straightforward strategies […]

The Power of Mindfulness for Stagehands

Load-In: An Introduction to Mindfulness for Stagehands Mindfulness may cushion the blow of stressful environments and experiences. – Bergson et al., 2023 Stagehand life is one of the most exciting and rewarding things in the world, but it can also […]