Required Safety Pass Classes through CSATF

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:

http://www.csatf.org/safety.shtml

 

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

A
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. 
(1 hour) (Online course)
 
A2
ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY:
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. 
(3 hours) (Online course)
 
B
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. 
(3.5 hours total: 1.5 hours online + 2 hours in-person)
 
B2
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. 
(3.5 hours total: 2 hours online + 1.5 hours webinar session)
 
B5
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. 
(2 hours) (Online course)
 
C19
COVID-19 PREVENTION TRAINING:
This course covers general health and safety guidelines to help minimize the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Topics include recognizing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, physical distancing, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and preventing cross-contamination.
(0.75 hours) (Online course)
 
D1
ADVANCED FALL PROTECTION:
This course comprehensively covers fall hazards and fall protection systems that industry workers may encounter. The course focuses on various personal fall protection systems, body harnesses, and anchorage points. It also describes the requirements for safe elevated walking and working surfaces, guardrails, protection from falling-object hazards, and the safe use of ladders.
(6 hours total: 4 hours online + 2 hours in-person)
 
E
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.
(1.5 hours) (Online course)
 
E2
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.
(2 hours total: 1 hour online + 1 hour in-person)
 
G
SCAFFOLD USE:
This course covers scaffold safety and use, types of scaffolds, loads, inspections, fall hazards and electrical hazards. Classroom and hands-on instruction is required.
(1.5 hours) (Online course)
 
HP1 (OR HP2)
HARASSMENT PREVENTION 1
This course will assist individuals to identify behaviors that create or contribute to unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. It also offers information on how to respond to incidents of harassment in the workplace.
(1 hour) (Online course)
 
HP2 (OR HP1)
HARASSMENT PREVENTION
This course will assist individuals to identify behaviors that create or contribute to unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. It also offers information on how to assist in preventing and responding to incidents of harassment in the workplace. 
(2 hours) (Online course) 
 
I
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:
This course covers CAL-OSHA requirements including proper selection, use, inspection and care of respiratory protection equipment.
(1.5 hours) (Online course)
 
K
NOISE EXPOSURE:
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.
(1 hour) (Online course)
 
L
CONFINED SPACES:
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.
(1 hour) (Online course)
 
M
LOCK-OUT/TAG-OUT:
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.
(1 hour) (Online course)
 
N
COMPRESSED GAS AND FUEL CYLINDERS:
This course covers safety rules and regulations regarding compressed gas and fuel cylinders. Topics include an overview of potential dangers and general safety information for working with compressed gas and fuel cylinders.
(1.5 hours) (Online course) 
 
P
HAZARD COMMUNICATION:
This course explains how to access information in order to reduce or eliminate the chance of injury or illness when using, handling, storing, or disposing of hazardous substances. Topics include the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard,  the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), classification of hazards, container labeling, and safety data sheets.
(3 hours) (Online course)
 
V
ELECTRICAL SAFETY:
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.
(5 hours) (Live Webinar)

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IATSE, Local 728
Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians
1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 954-0728
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