The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) announced the launch of a new safety app called ICG Safety. It is available for download in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store for the iPhone and Android.
The app provides a comprehensive safety reference giving users a complete list of safety bulletins, in-depth articles about safety and anonymous safety hotline numbers, including Local 600’s 24/7 tip line with one click. No internet access is required to use this app, once installed.
“The app includes the employers’ obligation to provide a safe workplace and the members’ right to refuse work that presents an imminent hazard,” said ICG executive director Bruce Doering. He added that the app will be continuously updated with the latest information. The app also contains information about what you should do when you come across an unsafe situation and who should be notified.
“We talk about safety constantly here and we hope this app will be universally used,” said ICG president Steven Poster, ASC. “It’s good for the entire industry.”
Safety on the set has been a top issue in the industry since the tragic death of camera assistant and ICG member Sarah Jones on the set of Midnight Rider in February.