In pursuit of the goal of injury and illness prevention, the production should be committed to communicating to all employees all known or reasonably foreseeable health or safety hazards to which they are likely to be exposed by their work. HODs / supervisors should hold meetings with their crew members to review general safety issues and discuss any concerns, as necessary. These meetings should be properly documented.
Potentially hazardous situations must be clearly identified on the call sheet for each day's shoot (e.g., planned explosions, helicopter use, fire, stunts, special effects, etc.). If appropriate, a Code of Safe Practices, Industry Safety Bulletin or other special notification addressing the particular hazard should also be attached to the call sheet (physically or electronically). In all cases, every attempt should be made to completely eliminate any potentially hazardous situation before it becomes a danger to the cast and crew.
If the crew has moved to a new location or if there are scenes involving stunts, special effects, aircraft, drone, wild animals or other potentially hazardous conditions, a hazard specific safety meeting should be held and documented on the production report. If a pre-planned safety meeting is held on set, this meeting should be documented on the daily call sheet. All safety meetings should be separately documented on the production report. Safety meetings are required to include all appropriate crew and cast members, including background performers.
Crew and cast members should be able to express their health & safety concerns without fear of reprisal. A Safety Hotline has been established for this purpose. If at any time any cast or crew member voices a concern about their health and well-being or about any safety or related issue, it should be taken seriously and if necessary corrective action taken immediately, or handled as quickly as possible if it is not an emergency. The Safety Hotline should appear on all call sheets.
In addition, a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Hotline has been established for production employees to have access to SDS. Generally, an SDS should be included with the material shipment from the manufacturer or distributor, however, the SDS Hotline can be used as a supplement. All manufacturer’s recommendations and other information on the SDS should be followed at all times.
The Safety Hotline number is
+1 (800) 461-9330
The SDS Hotline number is
+1 (888) 362-7416
Posting of safety related documents aids in the communication of information. It is recommended that safety bulletin boards be placed near craft service for production and in a practical location for office areas and sets under construction. All legally-required posters, notices and other safety-related information (bulletins, etc.) should be posted as required by individual jurisdictions.
Industry Safety Bulletins are available for the following sources. If the production’s jurisdiction is not listed, the USA bulletins should be utilized.