The Production recognizes that training is one of the most essential elements of a safe and healthy workplace. All employees will have received, or will receive training to ensure that assigned work is performed in a safe manner. This training may include on the job instruction by a Supervisor, Department Head, or other production representative. When a certain task requires specialized safety training, the Production will provide for the necessary external training.
HODs / Supervisors will ensure that all workers have the appropriate level of training while working on set and / or on location. In addition, HODs / Supervisors will ensure that the person performing assigned work is made aware of, understands, and follows the proper safe work practices.
The Safety Pass Program was established by the Motion Picture and Television IndustryWide LaborManagement Safety Committee as a means of addressing Cal/OSHA and Federal OSHA requirements that employees receive documented training in the safe use of equipment and work practices on their job. Because of the freelance nature of motion picture and television assignments, the Safety Pass Program provides valuable assistance in meeting the training needs of the industry by providing industry-wide general safety and skills training.
Members are required to complete their respective courses by the deadlines set forth by the Safety Pass Program. Any individual who has not completed their required training is ineligible for hiring because of being temporarily removed from the Roster (until training is completed).
It is the responsibility of the Safety Program Director prior to engagement to determine the eligibility of each potential employee by reviewing his or her Safety Passport as part of the Deal Memo process. A record of training classes completed and those required by each new employee should be documented by the Production Office Coordinator prior to employment. This requirement is expected of each represented employee on the Production payroll. In the event that an individual works in a job classification that does
not have a Roster listing, the individual may still have to meet certain training requirements based on the job responsibilities. An online roster which details individual’s Safety Pass training history is available at www.csatf.org.
It is strongly recommend that each Production establish a list of potential crew members and to obtain the corresponding training records as early as possible to ensure that individuals are cleared to be employed. For question related to the Agreement or the Safety Pass Program, please contact Contract Services Administration at (818) 847-0040 or visit www.csatf.org.
All employees of the Production should be properly trained to operate any equipment they are utilizing, such as aerial lifts, cranes, forklifts, fall protection equipment, etc. The production should obtain copies of training certifications for employees utilizing these types of equipment. It may be necessary for the production to conduct additional training sessions to ensure that all employees operating these types of machinery are trained. If the production is not being produced in an area under the jurisdiction of the Safety Pass Program, please contact the Production Safety Consultant for information regarding health & safety training.
Written General Safety Guidelines for Production should be distributed to every cast and crew member as they are hired. The Acknowledgement Form must be signed by the employee and returned to the Production Office Coordinator.
If employees have any concerns about safety, performing their duties in a safe manner, or if they are unsure of the proper safe work procedures, they must inform their supervisor immediately.