This weekend the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) will hold their 60th Annual CSC Awards!
IATSE Local 669 is dedicated to maintaining our Members' safety and health. Below and linked to the left are procedures, tools and resources to help protect yourself on and off the set.
Education is your first line of defense: take the time to review safety resources, be present at production safety meetings and attend safety training courses. Employers have the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy workplace and employees have the responsibility to take reasonable care to protect their own health and safety as well as that of others.
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IATSE Saftey Hotline:
844-IA AWARE (844-422-9273)
If the hazard is an immediate threat, tell others and clear the area. If necessary call emergency services.
Remember these 3 easy steps:
1. Report hazard to your employer/department head/shop steward
2. Report hazard to your Local
3. Report hazard to the international (844-IA AWARE | 844-422-9273)
Click here for the excerpt from The Official Bulletin from IATSE International.
Not every situation requires treatment from a healthcare provider or results in missed time at work. Regardless of the severity, the first step in reporting is to notify your employer. It may seem like a needless step and people often forget or are reluctant to do this but a simple report, recorded as soon after the incident as possible will document the situation should the injury, illness or exposure turn into something more serious in the future.
If First Aid/Crafts Services (FACS) has responded, get first aid rendered and then make sure information about the incident is recorded: name and address of the injured person, time, date, location, nature and cause of the injury. This should be done in the first aid treatment record book or other suitable recording form such as an “Employer’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease”, “Notice of Injury” or “Worker’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease.”