Warner Bros. Studios Operations believes that everyone benefits from a safe and healthful work environment. We are committed to maintaining an injury-free and illness-free workplace in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing workplace safety.
To achieve this goal, the Company has adopted an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). This program applies only to employees of Warner Bros. Studios. Any direct production hires should consult the Production Safety Manuals at www.safetyontheset.com. This program is everyone’s responsibility as we work together to identify and eliminate conditions and practices to ensure a safe and healthful work environment. Accordingly, WB has implemented this IIPP containing the following elements:
This policy is designed to improve workplace operations, reduce accidents and losses, and comply with California occupational safety and health regulations.
Workplace health and safety are of paramount importance to WB. Consistent with this policy, all employees are expected to be safety conscious and comply with WB’s health and safety policies and procedures at all times. Due to the importance of health and safety considerations to WB, employees who violate health and safety policies or procedures, or who cause hazardous situations, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Any individual with information regarding an existing or potential unsafe condition or practice must immediately report the matter by notifying his or her supervisor, or by calling the Safety Hotline at (818) 954-2800 or (877) 566-8001 (toll-free). Calls to the Safety Hotline may be made anonymously.
Questions regarding this program or workplace safety may be directed to the Vice President of Safety and Environmental Affairs (SEA). The IIPP is available for review under WorkDay in the Reference Materials section under General Documents.
All employees are expected to work conscientiously to implement and maintain the IIPP program. The Vice President, Safety and Environmental Affairs, is the program administrator, and has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this program. Any questions regarding the program should be directed to the program administrator.
Senior management must provide leadership by participation, example, and a demonstrated interest in the program.
The program administrator is responsible for ensuring that all provisions of the IIPP are implemented.
Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees know and abide by the Company policy and procedures regarding safety. They are expected to do everything within their control to assure a safe workplace in their area.
Management is responsible for ensuring that Company safety and health policies and procedures are clearly communicated and understood by all employees. Managers and supervisors are expected to enforce the rules fairly and uniformly. All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, for following all directives, policies and procedures, and for assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.
As part of an employee’s regular performance review, the employee will be evaluated on his/her compliance with safe work practices. Employees who make a significant contribution to the maintenance of a safe workplace, as determined by the program administrator, will receive management acknowledgment. Employees who are unaware of correct safety and health procedures will be trained or retrained. Employees who deliberately fail to follow safe work practices and/or procedures, or who violate the Company’s safety rules or directives, will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
The Company recognizes that open, two-way communication between management and staff on health and safety issues is essential to an injury-free, productive workplace. Our communication system encourages all workers to inform their managers and supervisors about workplace hazards without fear of reprisal. The following system of communication is designed to facilitate a continuous flow of safety and health information between management and staff in a form that is readily understandable.
Hazard control is the heart of an effective IIPP program. The company’s hazard control procedure is: identify hazards that exist or develop in the workplace, describe how to correct those hazards, and initiate steps to prevent their recurrence.
Assessment of Hazards
Inspection of the workplace is our primary tool used to identify unsafe conditions and practices. While we encourage all employees to continuously identify and correct hazards and poor safety practices, certain situations require formal evaluation and documentation.
Along with each inspection/investigation, the program administrator or designee shall evaluate the severity of the hazard identified, and if it cannot be abated immediately, suggest priority for corrective action. The Hazard Assessment and Correction Record or General Checklist for Facility Departments and Buildings is to be used to document inspections/investigations.
The program administrator or designee will conduct an inspection or investigation whenever any of the following occur:
Each supervisor is responsible for promptly reporting to the program administrator or designee whenever a new substance (such as a chemical or solvent), new work procedure or technique, and/or new equipment are introduced which may pose a safety risk. A Notice to WB Safety of Potential New Hazards form shall be used by the supervisor.
Each supervisor’s report should include an evaluation of the potential hazard(s), training and/or other steps to be taken to provide abatement solutions for any potential hazard(s).
Based upon the information, the program administrator or designee will conduct an inspection and issue any directive that may be necessary.
The program administrator becomes aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard, either independently or by receipt of information from an employee, including receipt of a Notice to WB Safety of Potential New Hazards form or Hazard Assessment and Correction Record.
All investigations and findings shall be fully documented on the Hazard Assessment and Correction Record and filed as directed in Recordkeeping.Abatement of Hazards
It is the Company’s intention to eliminate all hazards and unsafe work practices immediately. Some corrective actions require more time. Priority will be given to severe and imminent hazards.
The General Checklist for Facility Departments and Buildings / Hazard Assessment and Correction Record forms completed during the inspection/investigation will be used by the program administrator or designee to describe measures taken to abate the hazard or correct the unsafe work practice. Actions to be taken may include, but are not limited to:
All such actions taken and the dates they are completed shall be documented on the appropriate forms.
When corrective action involves multiple steps or cannot be completed promptly, an action plan needs to be developed. The Hazard Assessment and Correction Record is to be used for this purpose and filed as directed in Recordkeeping.
While corrective action is in progress, necessary precautions are to be taken to protect or remove employees from exposure to the hazard,
Employees shall not enter an imminent hazard area without prior specific approval of the program administrator or designee. Employees expected to correct the imminent hazard shall be properly trained and provided with necessary safeguards.
WB has implemented procedures to investigate occupational injuries and illnesses. The purpose of an accident investigation is to find the cause of an accident and prevent further occurrences – not to assign blame. A thorough and properly completed accident investigation is necessary to obtain facts. The investigation should focus on causes and hazards. Analysis of what happened and why it happened allows corrective actions to be devised and implemented to minimize a recurrent accident problem and determine how it can be prevented in the future.
Injury and Illness
The occurrence of an occupational injury and/or illness precipitates a document called Employer’s Report of Injury (CA 5020). This report is completed by the injured employee’s supervisor, and a copy of the report is to be sent to the program administrator ASAP or designee and no later than 24 hours from the time of occurrence. Upon receipt, the program administrator:
Training is essential to maximizing the skills and knowledge of employees. It is the key to productivity.
The Company recognizes that continuing safety and health training is needed for:
All training shall be documented on one of the training record forms and filed as directed in Recordkeeping.
No operation can be successful without record keeping that enables the company to learn from past experience and make corrections for future operations. In addition, the IIPP regulation requires records to be kept of the steps taken to establish and maintain the Company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program Records
Each supervisor will maintain an updated copy of the Company’s IIPP. The program administrator will retain the following records on file for at least three (3) years:
This website and the information contained in the Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) are intended and authorized for the use of employees of this Company only; they are not intended for, nor should they be used by, the general public or any third parties. If you have not been expressly directed to this site by the Warner Bros. Studio Operations Department of Safety & Environmental Affairs, you are not authorized to use this website and you must exit now. The IIPP is a general outline of safe work practices to be used as a guideline for our productions to provide a safe work environment for our employees. Because each particular work situation is different, these IIPP guidelines are intended to be used in conjunction with consulting the appropriate production supervisors and seeking the assistance of our Production Safety personnel. The information contained in this IIPP is not a legal interpretation of any federal, state or local regulations, laws or standards. No warranty is made about any of the contents of this website.