Staff & Crew Training

Contract Services Safety Pass

In order to be eligible for employment with any Warner Bros. related or affiliated entity, employees working in IATSE and Basic Crafts represented classifications must be current in the completion of their respective Safety Pass Courses.  An employee’s Safety Pass status may be verified by reviewing his/her/their Contract Services Safety Pass Card.  For information on Safety Pass, please refer to www.CSATF.org or contact Safety Pass at 818-847-0040. It is located at: 2710 Winona Ave., Burbank, CA 91504.

DGA Safety Class

DGA members are required to attend and pass a two-hour DGA Safety Training. Upon completion of the class, members are eligible to monitor any of the twenty-six Safety Pass classes that they would like to take to better understand IATSE safety requirements. Please contact CSATF to schedule.

Orienting Your Employees to Safety

Supervisory employees who direct the work of other employees are to actively participate in scheduling, conducting safety meetings and training classes and to ensure the attendance of all employees. Supervisors are to also provide site-specific safety information to all employees on their first day on the job, including the following:

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    Emergency Procedures: emergency phone numbers, emergency exit locations, evacuation training and emergency relocation area, any special shut-down procedures, etc. Please spread the on-lot Warner Bros. emergency number (818-954-3333) to all staff and crew.
  • 2.
    The location and operation of safety equipment: fire extinguishers, eye wash station & first aid department, etc.
  • 3.
    Ensure that each employee has received the appropriate General Safety Guidelines for Production (Form 1) and any specific Codes of Safe Practices for the use of tools, equipment, and materials that they encounter while performing their work. Special attention should be given to the handling and storage of potentially hazardous material.
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    Be aware that employees new to the industry (i.e. Permits) should not be assigned work that requires special training, such as the use of respirators or areas requiring fall protection equipment, operating forklifts/condors/scissors lifts, using high-reach forklifts or other heavy equipment, working in potential confined spaces, etc. During “Permit” status, assign an experienced employee to monitor their work.
  • 5.
    Consult the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) Safety Bulletins if potentially hazardous activities are scheduled, such as pyrotechnic events, stunts, use of firearms, etc. A walk-through of the event should be conducted with all involved cast and crew members. A copy of the applicable AMPTP Safety Bulletin is available at www.safetyontheset.com and should be attached to that day’s call sheet, made available or conspicuously posted.
  • 6.
    See to it that employees are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and understand the selection, use, care, limitations and location of any PPE that is needed for their job assignment

Provide additional worksite-specific safety training when:

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    A new employee is hired.
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    Any employee is given a new job assignment for which they have not been trained.
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    New substances, processes, procedures, or equipment are introduced into the workplace.
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    The employer/manager is made aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard.
  • 5.
    Utilizing unfamiliar locations at WBSO.

Any questions or guidance to the above can be addressed by calling S&EA at 818-954-2890Warner Bros. employees can also receive site-specific safety training, including fall protection or guidance on machinery, respirator fit testing or chemical products.

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.


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