ICG 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.
This info sheet on COVID-19 (coronavirus) provided by Actsafe covers precautions that members can take to avoid contracting and spreading the virus. At the time of this publication, according to BCCDC, the risk of spread of this virus in B.C. communities remains low.
- CATT WW was produced with support from the Provincial Health Services Authority and in partnership with WorkSafeBC.
- More than 7,700 working-age adults visit an emergency room for concussion every year in BC.
- The leading causes of concussion in working-age adults are falls, motor vehicle crashes, and sport and recreational activities.
- It is estimated that 1 in every 165 adults is diagnosed with a concussion each year in Canada.
- According to WorkSafeBC, concussion was the 3rd most reported type of serious injury claim in 2016.
- This new toolkit will help working-age adults and their employers manage their concussion.
- CATT WW includes new resources, including a Return to Work strategy, an updated Concussion Incident Report, and resource package.
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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.”