CSATF Safety Pass

CSATF

 

CSATF Required Classes for Members working under the Motion Picture "BASIC" Agreement (The Blue Book) 

*You need 30 working days for a producer, and an employment verification letter from your employer to Contract Services to be eligible for classes

 

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 40 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 40 are required to take. 


SAFETY PASS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Required Safety Courses For Local 40 Members are described below. CLICK HERE to determine required classes based on your classification.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
D
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
I
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:

This course covers CAL-OSHA requirements including proper selection, use, inspection and care of respiratory protection equipment.
 
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.
 
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.
 
L2
EXCAVATION AND TRENCHING
This course covers safety rules and regulations, safe practices, and safety awareness for working in and around an excavation or trench. Topics include the importance of planning and utility company notification, protection from cave-ins and the proper use of protective systems, material, and equipment.
 
M
LOCK-OUT/BLOCK-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.
 
P
HAZARD COMMUNICATION:

This course explains chemical hazards, labeling requirements, material data safety sheets and employee/employer responsibilities.
 
P2
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).
 
V2
WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY:

Covers practices that safeguard workers from shock and arc flash. Topics include determining
appropriate PPE, establishing a safe electrical condition, justification for energized work, shock and arc flash analysis, and approach boundaries.