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Television sets have new rules to prevent on-the-job injury

Since California is the heart of the film and television industry, new laws proposed for reporting on-the-job injury will have a definitive impact. New standards have been set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in order to improve the way that work accidents are reported after they occur on set. In the past, an on-the-job injury was not always reported as it should have been. 

The new OSHA guidelines now require that every accident resulting in a hospital visit must be reported to the OSHA. A series of unfortunate accidents, including an on-the-set death of a camera worker in another state, have prompted these changes. In the last 10 years, fewer than a dozen accidents related to stunt or special effects work have been reported, even through the number of actual accidents was presumably much higher. 

It is hoped that these new standards will increase accountability and workplace safety in the television and movie industry. Instead of discouraging injured workers and actors not to report an injury, there could now be repercussions for failing to report an accident to OSHA and provide needed care to the injured individual. Most workers injured on-the-job have the right to seek these important insurance benefits to cover medical costs and financial compensation while recovering. 

There is an inherent risk involved when working on a movie or television set, especially when there are stunts and special effects involved. However, that does not diminish the responsibility of a set manager to provide the safest environment possible, as well as the opportunity for injured victims to get the help that is needed. When a California worker is discouraged from filing a report after an on-the-job injury, it could hinder the ability to get benefits that are due and may require the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney. 

Source: deadline.com, "Stricter OSHA Reporting Guidelines Kick In For "Corner Cutting" Film & TV Biz-Update", David Robb, Jan. 12, 2015

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