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Safety Program Setup

This is a step-by-step guide to assist you in complying with the Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

Step 1: Communicate with your Production Safety Representative

  • Contact your Production Safety Representative when the production office opens. If you do not know who your Safety Representative is, contact the Warner Bros. Department of Safety & Environmental Affairs (S&EA) at (818) 954-2890.
  • Involve in the process as soon as possible.
  • Invite to all key events (tech scouts, production meetings, etc.).
  • Inform of all schedule and other changes (scripts, locations).
  • Involve your Production Safety Representative in all distribution.
  • Arrange the following Orientation Meetings with your Production Safety Representative:
    • HOD Safety on the Set Orientation (approximately 1 hour)
      • Scripted TV = schedule approximately 2-3 weeks out from first Tech Scout of the season
      • Features = schedule approximately 4-5 weeks out from the Tech Scout
      • Unscripted = schedule prior to the start of filming
    • Crew Orientation Video (approximately 30 minutes) – COMING SOON!
      • Schedule online video for crew within their first three (3) days of employment or same time as Production HR Bullying and Harassment training.

Step 2: Complete and Print Out the Production Safety Manual

Features and Scripted Television Productions:


Non-Scripted Television Productions:

If you will be filming on the Warner Bros. Studio Facilities Main Burbank Lot or Ranch, refer to the Safety Manual Supplemental Manual for any questions regarding soundstage floor loading, hazardous waste disposal, paint recycling, etc.

Step 3: Distribute Production Safety Responsibilities to All Production Employees

Step 4: Ensure All Employees are Trained

(As of June 2018, this applies only to Southern California productions and/or Southern California-based crew hired in Southern California to work on productions anywhere in the USA.)

  • To ensure the following crew training has occurred and is up to date, check the IATSE Training Trust Fund (IATTF) status of any employee outside the Los Angeles area who will be using the following equipment:
    • Forklift (Refresher every 3 years)
    • Aerial Lift
    • Telehandler (Refresher every 3 years)
    • Fall Protection

Where training cannot be verified or is not current per the criteria referenced above, contact your Production Safety Representative as soon as possible to assist in arranging crew training through the IATTF during the Prep Phase

Step 5: Provide Safety Guidelines to Cast and Crew

Step 6: Establish Site-Specific Emergency Action Plans

  • An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) describes the actions and procedures that need to be taken during an emergency.
  • Production should create an EAP for each worksite and filming location that includes, but is not limited to:
    • Site / location plan
    • Notes showing paths, areas of egress, muster station/area
    • Emergency contact information
  • Communicate the Emergency Action Plan to cast and crew so that they are aware of how to react in emergency situation. Production employees should speak to their supervisor if emergency procedures are unknown.

It is recommended that once an EAP has been developed for the production office, stages, shops and mills, that an emergency drill or walk-thru be conducted. Contact your Production Safety Representative to coordinate.

Step 7: Department Heads Complete Inspections and Other Forms and Risk Assessments

Step 8: Include Safety Hotline Information on All Call Sheets

  • See that all Call Sheets refer to the appropriate AMPTP Safety Bulletins that apply to the day’s scheduled production activities.
  • Attach PDF files of the Safety Bulletins to all Call Sheet email blasts.
  • Post applicable Safety Bulletins on set where all Cast and Crew can review them.

Step 9: Conduct Bi-Weekly Toolbox Talks/Safety Talks

Step 10: Post Important Safety Posters

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Step 11: Report Safety Concerns

Inform everyone on your cast and crew that they can anonymously report all safety concerns by calling the Safety Hotline at (818) 954-2800 or (877) 566-8001 Toll-Free (U.S./Canada) or by submitting an anonymous report online.

Step 12: Maintain Safety Program Records

  • Maintain copies of the completed written:
    • Production Safety Program
    • IIPP Contact Sheet
    • Inspection Forms
    • Safety Forms
    • Incident Reports
    • And other applicable records (e.g. engineering, environmental, drone flight plans, etc.)
  • Copies of department specific records, (e.g. inspection, training sign-in sheets) should be maintained at the Production Office and or stages and locations.


By completing this step-by-step guide, you have put your production on track to compliance with the Injury & Illness Prevention Program. If you have any questions at all concerning the safety of any aspect of your production, please call your Production Safety Representative or the WB Department of Safety & Environmental Affairs at (818) 954-2890.

Thank you and have a great season!

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.