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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
And the
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC (IATSE)

December 21, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    • A. Date Signed

    • July 16, 2013

    • B. Evaluation Period

    • July 16, 2013 – July 15, 2016

    • C. Overview

      Through the Alliance, OSHA, USITT, and IATSE work together to promote the health and safety of USITT and IATSE members and others working in the entertainment industry.

    • D. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Christina Morgan
      Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
      Sherman Williamson
      OSHA Subject Matter Expert, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
      Bill Willson
      Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP (through 12/31/15)

      IATSE

      Ben Adams
      IATSE International Representative, IATSE Education Department
      Liz Campos
      Executive Director, IATSE Training Trust
      Kent Jorgensen
      Local 80, Hollywood, IATSE
      Beverly Miller
      United Scenic Artists, Local 829, IATSE
      Alan Rowe
      Chairman, Craft Advancement Program
      Pat White
      International Trustee and Director, Education and Training

      USITT

      Joe Aldridge
      Professor of Theater; Coordinator, Entertainment Engineering and Design, College of Fine Arts; UNLV
      Dave Glowacki
      Commissioner, Safety and Health, USITT; Production Manager & Assistant General Manager, Performing Arts Center, Kent State University at Tuscarawas
      David Grindle
      Executive Director, USITT
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • January 6, 2015
    • May 25, 2016

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement for the timeframe of this report.

    Training: Provide entertainment industry personnel as well as federal OSHA, State Plan, and Consultation Program personnel with training on occupational health and safety hazards in the entertainment industry;
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training

    IATSE delivered trainings on safety and health issues in the live entertainment industry, including fall and electrical hazards. These included:

    • Training for OSHA staff in the national office (Washington, DC) on April 27, 2015 – 20 students
    • Training for OSHA staff in Region 1 (Millbury, MA) on June 4, 2015 - 13 students
    • Training for OSHA staff in Regions 2 and 3 and the NJ Consultation Program in Marlton, NJ on April 28, 2016 – 13 students
    • Training for OSHA staff in Region 2 in New York, NY, on May 19, 2016 – 19 students
    Fall Prevention, Electrical Hazards, Others 65
    Training

    As a result of the formation of the alliance, USITT and IATSE began collaborating in the delivery of OSHA 10-hour general industry trainings with an entertainment industry focus. OSHA-10 trainings delivered include:

    • North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, on December 19 and 20, 2013 – 34 students
    • IATSE Local 478 in New Orleans, LA on August 24-25, 2013 - 71 students
    • Indianapolis, IN on September 23-24, 2013 - 34 students
    • Live Design International Conference in Las Vegas, NV on November 19-20, 2013 – 22 students
    • Detroit, MI in December 2013 – 40 students
    • Miami, FL in December 2013 – 30 students
    • Belk Theater in Charlotte, NC on February 17-18, 2014 – 72 students
    • Kansas City, MO on March 24-25, 2014 – 40 students
    • Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA on May 9-10, 2014 – 24 students
    • Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, CA on May 30-31, 2014 – 22 students
    • Austin, TX, on May 31-June 1, 2014 – 28 students
    • IATSE Local 479 in Atlanta, GA:
      • June 7-8, 2014 – 58 students
      • March 21-22, 2015- 26 students
    • IATSE Local 487 in Baltimore, MD on August 23-24, 2014 – 31 students
    • Scranton Cultural Arts Center in Scranton, PA on August 24-25, 2014 – 29 students
    • University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV:
      • September 19-20, 2014 – 35 students
      • September 23-24, 2015 – 19 students
    • Turn Stages in Richmond, VA on October 18-19, 2014 – 25 students
    • Appleton, WI in December 2014 – 15 students
    • Hartford, CT in December 2014 – 25 students
    • Ft. Lauderdale, FL in December 2014 – 30 students
    • Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on January 8-9, 2015 – 18 students
    • IATSE Local 720 Training Trust in Las Vegas, NV:
      • January 8-9, 2015- 14 students
      • April 2-3, 2015- 33 students
      • April 17-18, 2015- 13 students
      • June 25-26, 2015- 19 students
      • July 22-23, 2016- 6 students
      • August 22-23, 2015 – 19 students
      • November 8-99, 2015 – 26 students
      • Jan 7-8, 2016 – 9 students
      • March 22-23, 2016- 27 students
      • March 24-25, 2016- 31 students
      • April 7-8, 2016- 21 students
      • July 7-8, 2016- 22 students
    • IATSE Local 127 in Dallas, TX on February 21-22, 2015 – 34 students
    • USITT Convention in Cincinnati, OH on March 16 and 17, 2015 - 19 students
    • Pioneer Theater in Reno, NV, on April 3-4, 2015 – 16 students
    • IATSE Local 476 in Chicago, IL on April 11-12, 2015 – 34 students
    • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA:
      • May 6-7, 2015 – 7 students
      • July 14-15, 2015 – 26 students
      • May 11-12, 2016 – 35 students
    • Nashville, TN on May 9-10, 2015- 16 students
    • IATSE Local 28 in Portland, OR on May 19-22, 2015 – 63 students
    • Niagara Falls, NY on May 26-27, 2015 – 23 students
    • IATSE Local 764 in New York, NY on June 6-7, 2015 – 29 students
    • Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA on August 13-14, 2015 – 35 students
    • Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, on September 23-13, 2015 – 15 students
    • Cleveland, OH on September 18-19, 2015 – 30 students
    • Red Sky Studios in Boston, MA, on November 21-22, 2015 – 14 students
    • Allied Painters and Tapers Union Hall in Phoenix, AZ, on December 14-15, 2015 – 26 students
    • St. Louis, MO, in December 2015 – 25 students
    • Chicago, IL in December 2015 – 35 students
    • Dallas, TX in December 2015 – 34 students
    • IATSE Local 107 in Oakland, CA on February 10-11, 2016 – 18 students
    • Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA on March 2-3, 2016 – 25 students
    • Southeastern Regional Theater Conference in Greensboro, NC, on March 5- 6, 2016 - 18 students
    • USITT Convention in Salt Lake City, UT, on March 14-15, 2016- 32 students
    • IATSE Local 38 in Detroit, MI, on March 15-16, 2016 - 29 students
    • Denver, CO on April 15-16, 2016 – 36 students
    • Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on April 18-19, 2016 – 26 students
    • IATSE Local 480 in Albuquerque, NM, on May 15 and 16, 2016 - 33 students
    • Madison, WI on June 15-16, 2016 – 24 students
    • Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA – 31 students
    • IATSE Local 798 in New York, NY on July 11-12, 2016- 20 students
    1760
    Presentation Alan Rowe, IATSE, presented on safety and health hazards in the entertainment industry at OSHA’s Annual Consultation Program Conference in May 2015. Fall Prevention, Electrical Hazards, Others 170

    Outreach and Communication: Support dissemination of information related to OSHA rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event In May 2016, USITT-member venues and IATSE local unions supported OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. For example, on May 5, 2016, a Stand-Down event featuring Aerial Work Platform Operator Training and Ladder Safety Training was held at Kent State University-Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, OH. Fall Prevention Not available
    Dissemination OSHA and IATSE/USITT Web Page: OSHA maintains and updates a page specific to the alliance on the Agency Web site. 1,637 unique views

    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, appear, or otherwise support OSHA, USITT, or IATSE conferences and local meetings, or other relevant events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation On March 24, 2014, Jack Rector, Area Director from OSHA’s Fort Worth Area Office, was a Guest Presenter for the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry training USITT offered at its 2014 Annual Conference. Fall Prevention, Electrical Hazards, Others 32

    TOTAL 3634 plus unknown number reached through Stand-Down events.
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, OSHA and USITT/IATSE will continue to collaborate in conducting training and outreach to prevent injuries and fatalities among workers in the entertainment industry. USITT/IATSE will provide training to federal OSHA, state plan, and Consultation Program staff on recognition of electrical, fall, and other significant hazards. USITT/IATSE will also continue to provide OSHA-10 hour training to workers in the entertainment industry.

    USITT/IATSE will continue to collaborate with OSHA in developing new and distributing existing safety information and resources to workers in the entertainment industry, for example, at conferences and other events.

    Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 21, 2016

    Activity Types:

    • Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance. These are not OSHA products.
    • Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders. This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications. It also includes hits on the Alliance participant’s or OSHA’s Web page.
    • Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.
    • Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.
    • Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
    • OSHA Product Review: Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant. For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.
    • Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
    • Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff. It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.
    • Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

    • Agriculture
    • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
    • Construction
    • Ergonomics
    • Fall Prevention
    • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
    • Health Care
    • Heat Illness Prevention
    • Hispanic/Latino Workers
    • Maritime
    • Oil and Gas
    • Small Business
    • Temporary Workers
    • Transportation
    • Young Workers
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