'Midnight Rider' Accident: IATSE Sets Safety Rights Seminar for May 4 in Burbank

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Sarah Jones

A moment of silence is also planned for April 28, as union workers plan to remember camera assistant Sarah Jones and learn from her death.

In the wake of the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones and rumors that production on the Gregg Allman biopic may be moving to L.A., entertainment industry workers can learn more about their rights and employer responsibilities with respect to being secure and protected at work.

A safety rights seminar is set to take place at the IATSE Local 80 Stage in Burbank on Sunday, May 4.

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The workshop, which is open to all workers in the entertainment industry, will explore workers' safety rights under OSHA and employer responsibilities.

The seminar will examine Safety in the Workplace and give workers a better understanding of their rights and what to do if they find themselves in a hazardous situation, according to a description on the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund website.

Topics will also include reporting hazards, accidents and near misses; OSHA investigations; hazardous chemicals; making complaints or requesting a change without fear of retribution; and training, according to a listing on IATSE Local 728's website.

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The workshop is part of the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, which occurs every year during the first full week of May.
Local 728 is also participating in the AFL-CIO's Workers' Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, asking all IATSE union workers to offer a moment of silence at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on behalf of those in the entertainment industry and all workers who have died.