New Local One OSHA Outreach Trainers: Michael Caffrey and John Lott

Congratulations to Michael Caffrey and John Lott from IATSE Local One who completed the OSHA Outreach Trainer program at Rutgers School of Public Health OTI Education Center! The TTF continues to support locals who develop their own trainers through the OSHA Training Institute Supported Funds program and by making the TTF OSHA 10/General Entertainment Safety Curriculum available to locals.

I look forward to bringing safety awareness to our jurisdiction as an instructor for the IATSE TTF OSHA 10/GES. As entertainment specialists, we must recognize our workplace hazards as well as our rights. We should come home as we left for work.
— Michael Cafrrey

Michael Caffrey, Local One

I am looking forward to teaching the OSHA 10/GES courses to new members and those who haven’t had the chance to take the class previously. By teaching these classes from a stagecraft point of view, I will be able to highlight the unique hazards we face in the entertainment industry and make the training more relatable to our members, which will improve the overall safety culture.
— John Lott

John Lott, Local One

Michael has been a proud rank and file member of Local One’s jurisdiction for the past 25 years. He is currently the Chairman of The Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Local One Safety Committee. He has received his B.S. in Labor Studies and is a ETCP Certified Electrician. Currently working at Carnegie Hall, he has worked throughout the jurisdiction including Broadway, Television Studios, Madison Square Garden, and the Met Opera.

John is the Head Carpenter at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is a member of the Local One Safety Committee. In addition, he also serves as the Organizer for Local One. He has a BA in Technical Theater and a MS in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and is an ETCP Certified Electrician. He has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of entertainment disciplines and venues.