WB Safety Hotline:  (818) 954-2800
Toll Free U.S./Canada:  (877) 566-8001
HBO Safety Hotline:  +1 (877) 742-3044

Ten Important Points to Help Keep Your Employees Safe

  • 1.
    Hire CSATF Safety Pass Trained Employees
    Only those who have completed Safety Pass Training are eligible for employment at Warner Bros.
  • 2.
    Fall Protection Is Mandatory When Working At Heights
    Fall protection is required when working outside of the catwalks in the permanents of a soundstage, on unprotected roofs and elevated platforms, all aerial lifts, and in other locations and circumstances.
  • 3.
    Always Properly Dispose Of Paint Or Chemical-Containing Products
    It is much more cost effective to recycle your waste than to dispose of it. If waste materials cannot be recycled, then proper disposal procedures must be followed. Improper disposal of waste can result in substantial regulatory fines to your production.  Avoid extra costs by recycling or handling paint waste carefully. For proper disposal instructions contact, Brent Gale (818-954-3880).
  • 4.
    Do Not Overload The Stage Floors Or Trusses
    Contact Office & Production Services (818-954-6777) or S&EA (818-954-2890) for help in determining truss and soundstage loading allowances.
  • 5.
    Do Not Put Anything Down The Storm Drains
    The storm drains at Warner Bros. Studio lead directly to the L.A. River, which in turn drains directly into the Pacific Ocean. Anything that goes into the storm drains is ultimately discharged untreated to the ocean. “Anything” includes soapy water, paint, oil, grease, ice drippings, dirt, sawdust, paint chips, tap water, soda, etc. The only substance that may legally enter the storm drains is rainwater.  Fines totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars are levied against companies that discharge into the storm drain system illegally, and these fines will be passed on to production companies if resulting from their production’s activities.
  • 6.
    Do Not Ship Dangerous Goods Via Air
    Dangerous goods are any chemical-containing products that are shipped by mail. One studio was recently fined $47,000 by the FAA for shipping two undeclared and improperly packaged cans of Streaks N’ Tips via air.
  • 7.
    Do Not Use An Aerial / Scissor Lift Or Condor Without A Safety Harness
    The California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) and WBSO both require harnesses when using any type of lift.
  • 8.
    All Water Discharge Must Meet Burbank Sewer Discharge Requirements
    Water used in stage tanks, the Lagoon, and on exterior sets (e.g. rain bars, wet downs, etc.) must be discharged to the sanitary sewer.  Production needs to meet with Office & Production Services, Plumbing and S&EA to discuss water disposal procedures.  There are restrictions on the use of dyes, oils and other chemicals added to the water.  There may also be discharge timing and flow rate limitations.
  • 9.
    Rough Terrain Forklifts (Gradalls) Require Prior Approval
    Rough terrain forklifts (e.g., Gradalls) are a very specialized piece of lifting equipment and should only be operated by personnel that has been properly trained on the equipment and has been cleared to use it.
  • 10.
    If You Have Any Safety Concerns Or Questions, Call S&Ea At (818-954-2890) Or The Anonymous Safety Hotline (818-954-2800)

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