The Safety Pass Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") requires that employees be trained in the safe use of equipment and work practices on their job. The producers (AMPTP) requires members of Local 728 to take 15 of these classes. These safety classes are administered through the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). For more information on the Safety Pass Program, please visit their web site at:
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Below is a list and description of the classes that members of Local 728 are required to take.
SAFETY PASS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Required Safety Courses For Local 728
GENERAL SAFETY TRAINING/INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP):
This course explains safety orientation, employee/employer rights and responsibilities, hazard communications, use of personal protection equipment, proper lifting techniques, emergency action procedures, and general production safety procedures.
This course covers a wide range of subjects, including studio lot & location safety, heat illness, severe weather, disaster/emergency response, environmental awareness, transportation of dangerous goods, electrical safety, and workplace cleanliness.
AERIAL LIFT/SCISSOR LIFT:
This course covers lift equipment regulations, lift types, inspection, operation, stability and general operation safety. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
SPECIAL AERIAL LIFT FOR SET LIGHTING TECHNICIANS:
This course offers special rigging and operations of aerial lifts for Local 728 Electrical Technicians. Pre-requisite: B-Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift.
TRADITIONAL INSERT CAR SAFETY:
This course covers the basic safety for: prepping, rigging, and filming when using traditional insert cars; process trailers, tow dollies, and free driving; options and limitations of equipment, including use of cranes mounted on insert cars.
GENERAL FALL PROTECTION:
This course covers rules and regulations governing work areas of height. Topics include an overview of various types of fall protection systems, attachment points, types of body harnesses and industry-specific information. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
HAND & POWER TOOLS/POWDER-ACTUATED:
This course explains the safety rules and regulations, inspection, care and maintenance of equipment, as well as, electrical hazards and important operational safety precautions for this equipment.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY:
This course covers the safe use of fire extinguishers. Topics include classes of fires and extinguishers, general principles of fire extinguisher use, hazards of incipient-stage fire fighting, and instruction for operating a fire extinguisher. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
This course covers scaffold safety and use, types of scaffolds, loads, inspections, fall hazards and electrical hazards. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
This course covers CAL-OSHA requirements including proper selection, use, inspection and care of respiratory protection equipment.
This course explains the effects and control of noise exposure. Topics include the proper selection, use, inspection and care of equipment, as well as, noise exposure danger points, safety rules and regulations.
This course covers safety rules and regulations governing work in confined spaces. Topics include an overview of equipment utilized, detailed discussion of potential dangers and important safety procedures applicable to working in confined spaces.
This course explains the safety procedures to prevent accidental start-up of equipment. Topics include de-energizing equipment, electrical hazards and general safety of lock-out/tag-out management.
This course explains chemical hazards, labeling requirements, material data safety sheets and employee/employer responsibilities.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND THE GHS:
This course supplements the P-Hazard Communication course and covers changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
Covers basic electrical safety relating to production set lighting. Topics include, but are not limited to, recognition and mitigation of electrical hazards, cable protection, electrical safety devices, distribution equipment, and grounding.