When an IATSE member calls the toll free number 844-IA AWARE, (844-422-9273), the caller can either leave a message for or talk to a safety representative who will help handle the issue. Sometimes the safety representative will contact the IATSE Local’s representative and assist them with the issue, or call the employer directly.
Because IATSE members commonly work for many different employers, the system of employers reporting hazards to OSHA sometimes breaks down. The IATSE Safety Hotline is a safety net.
The IATSE Safety Hotline is not intended to take the place of an employer’s hazard reporting plan or to relieve the employer from their responsibility to keep jobs safe.
In The Official Bulletin, the IATSE monthly newsletter, Kent Jorgensen, IATSE's Chairman of the Safety Committee, provides more details on the safety hotline on page 42. This also includes guidelines for members to follow. See: http://iatse.net/member-resources/publications/official-bulletin/official-bulletin-2015-q2-no-648