IATSE Unveils OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2021 Programming

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OSHA’s annual Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 9-15, 2021. Safe + Sound is a year-round OSHA campaign that strives to encourage every workplace to develop and implement a safety and health program. Safe + Sound Week is a week-long observance that highlights the importance of planning for worker safety.

This year, the IATSE Education & Training Department will observe this important safety event by hosting a series of safety and health-related webinars. The schedule of events is as follows:  

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Monday, August 9

Join OSHA Outreach Trainer, Bill McCord for “What is OSHA?”, an informational session about the basics of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) including its history, purpose, and impact on the safety and health of IATSE workers and beyond. 

  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT – “What is OSHA?” Presented by Bill McCord, Training Specialist, IATSE Training Trust Fund. To register: https://iatse.co/whatisosha

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Tuesday, August 10

Celebrate Safe + Sound Week with a safety webinar rebroadcast marathon! If you’ve missed any IATSE safety webinars, now is your chance to tune in.  Hop on and off or stay for all four webinars!

  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT – Ergonomics for IATSE Workers.
  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT – Ladder Safety Basics for IATSE Workers.
  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT – Heat Illness Prevention.
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm EDT – How to Read a Safety Data Sheet.

Wednesday, August 11

Join non-traditional instructor Reggie Hubbard for an hour of conversation about creating a wellness routine, as well as some easy stretching and breathing together.

  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT – “Safe + Sound Stretches” Presented by Reggie Hubbard, Active Peace Yoga.

Thursday, August 12

REBROADCAST featuring a Live Q and A with Liz Campos, Executive Director, IATSE Training Trust Fund.  Create more than a series of classes, create a CULTURE OF SAFETY & TRAINING at your local union.  Learn to: Plan a Program Strategically: Identify Training Needs; Recruit Instructors; Locate and Access Resources; Get Support from the I.A.T.S.E. Training Trust Fund; and more

  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT – “Developing a Craft Skills & Safety Training Program in Your Local Union”

Friday, August 13

Safe + Sound Week Call to Action! We encourage all IATSE locals and workers to use this day as an opportunity to celebrate Safe + Sound Week on their own.  Local unions can participate by sharing this information with their membership, scheduling a class, or by simply posting safety reminders or articles in Local newsletters. Remember, any amount of participation is beneficial and important!

Send us your photos! If your Local holds an event to promote Safe & Sound Week—or any other safety campaign—we would love to hear from you. Please send all photos to Comms@IATSE.net and your Local may be featured on IATSE social media.

In addition to the online events, we will continue to post safety and health resources on IATSE social media throughout the week.

If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in Safe + Sound Week, follow this link: https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/ 

The IATSE is an official partner of Safe + Sound Week! To see our logo on the OSHA website, click here: https://www.osha.gov/safeandsound/campaign-supporters.html

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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