OSHA alliance

USITT is pleased to have joined OSHA and IATSE to promote safe and secure workplaces. OSHA joins with groups committed to worker safety and health, including unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to leverage resources and expertise to help ensure safe and healthy workplaces and worker rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

OSHA, USITT, and IATSE are committed to providing USITT and IATSE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act. Through the Alliance, the participants will continue to address fall, electrical, ergonomic, and other hazards present in the entertainment industry.

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National Emphasis Program to Prevent Falls

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently in construction industry inspections. The emphasis program will focus on reducing fall-related injuries and fatalities for people working at heights in all industries. The program establishes guidance for locating and inspecting fall hazards and allows OSHA compliance safety and health officers to open inspections whenever they observe someone working at heights. An outreach component of the program will focus on educating employers about effective ways to keep their workers safe.
For more information, see the Press Release and OSHA’s webpage on Fall Protection. Please share this information with your members and stakeholders, as appropriate.

Workers Memorial Day Events 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration will be hosting multiple events in honor of Workers Memorial Day during the week of April 22-25, 2024. Over the last several weeks, the webpage has been populated with additional details about each of the virtual and in-person events and encourage you to review the updated schedules for each day. For those who are able, we look forward to seeing you at our first Workers Memorial Day Expo, which will be held at the Frances Perkins Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 9 AM–4 PM (ET).

To attend these events, please register here. For more information, please visit the Workers Memorial Day Events webpage.

We hope that you will participate in these events and encourage you to share this information with your members and stakeholders, as appropriate.

Safe + Sound Week 2024

Safe + Sound Week is an annual event that recognizes the steps businesses have taken to make their workplaces safer. Safe + Sound Week will be held from August 12-18, 2024.

Registration will open in July. Resources on how to participate will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, visit the Safe + Sound event archive for ideas on how to participate.  

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