William J. Reynolds joined the faculty of Yale School of Drama in 1982 and continues to teach occasional workshops in theatre safety for Yale School of Drama and other theatre organizations. In June 2017 he retired from the Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre as the Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health. An OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, he is the USITT Safety & Health Vice-Commissioner for Education and the Student Alliance Program.
Every school that teaches technical theater and stage craft really much make Bill Reynolds Safety and Health for the Stage assigned reading. It is well-organized and covers the codes, industry standards, recommended practices, training certification programs, policies, and procedures needed to work safely in this business. And it is a template for the professionals in the school's safety and environmental health department or facilities management to assist the faculty in developing a proper safety program in the theater department. -Monona Rossel, MS, MFA, Industrial Hygienist; Safety Officer: USA829, IATSE; Safety Consultant: SAG-AFTRA; ACTS FACTS, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 2020