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IATSE Safety

Safety is one of the pillars of the IATSE. The nature of IATSE members’ entertainment-industry jobs means working for many different employers, making a consistent expectation of safety a challenge. Through training, safety committees, safety programs, and participating in standards writing, the IATSE International leadership is committed to making the jobs members show up for daily as safe as possible. But there are other resources available to members: our Safety Hotline and our Safety App.

Safety Hotline 

Members are encouraged to call the IATSE Safety Hotline whenever they feel unsafe on the job, for any reason. As the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) puts the responsibility of reporting hazards on the employers, and this program is not meant to take the place of an employer's hazard reporting plan or to relieve an employer from their responsibility, the Safety Hotline is meant as a safety net for when the employers’ reporting plan breaks down.

When a member calls the Safety Hotline (Toll free: 844-IA AWARE, 844-422-9273), the caller can either leave a message or talk to a safety representative who will begin handling the issue. Depending on the circumstances, the safety representative will contact the Local’s representative and assist them with the issue, or call the employer directly.

The IATSE Safety Hotline is available 24/7 in both the US and Canada by calling 844-IA-AWARE (844.422.9273)


Safety Info App

The IATSE Safety Info App is an information reference and hazard reporting tool for IATSE members. The application provides important safety information, such as studio safety hotline telephone numbers, industry-specific safety bulletins and articles, and a form for reporting hazards encountered on the worksite. The app currently offers English and French language options. Download is available for iPhone and Android.

You can customize the app to display handy information about your local and department. The Safety Bulletins section features dozens of topics, from Basic Safety Precautions to Dangerous Prop Guidelines and Vehicle Restraints.

The app features a persistent button along the bottom which, when pressed, will offer to dial the IATSE Safety Hotline for you.

The IATSE Safety Info App allows you to report an unsafe situation on the job from your phone.