Developing Health & Safety Standards for the Entertainment Industry
The worker health and safety curriculum development project for the entertainment industry is a collaboration between UCLA-LOSH and the IATSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund. This project is designed to support the development of industry-wide standards for worker health and safety across a range of crafts in the United States and Canada. Customized entertainment health and safety modules over a range of topics are created in consultation with content and technical experts from IATSE locals throughout the industry and with occupational health, safety, and adult education experts from LOSH. Sixteen module topics are covered, some of which include Hazard Communication, Fall Protection and Prevention, and Compressed Gas Safety. The length of the modules vary from one hour to four hours long.
While working with LOSH staff, IATSE, and Training Trust Fund representatives, we research and compile worker health and safety materials relevant to crafts within the entertainment industry. We conduct interviews with industry health and safety committee representatives to acquire a better understanding of the crafts and to collect personal case studies about injuries, illnesses, or near-miss incidents that can be used as a learning device within the modules.
Instructor teaching guides, participant manuals, and handout materials are created for each of the modules and include lesson plans, craft-specific case studies or other activities, references, handout materials, and assessment measures.