The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance on April 28, 2014.

On Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, 2014, we ask all workers, in all IATSE Local Unions to pause and offer a moment of silence at 1:00pm, EDT/10:00 PDT on behalf of those in the entertainment industry, and all workers who have paid the ultimate price in order to support themselves and their families.

No workplace death is justifiable. No task is worth the risk of injury, no matter how small or how great. Safety is not just a word – it is an action that requires diligence, courage, and a commitment to a culture of safe work practices. Safety should always be primary in our minds.

Wherever you may be at 1:00pm, EDT/10:00 PDT on Monday, April 28, please pause for a moment of silent remembrance. If you are at work, pause with your coworkers. If you are alone, simply pause.

Commit yourself today to work toward a safer working environment. Our goal should be to work smarter and work safer so that we all have the opportunity to go home at the end of the day to our loved ones. In doing so, we honor and remember those injured or killed working behind the scenes to entertain and enlighten us all.

Additionally, the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week runs May 4 - 10. Please visit the website for more information.