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Safety Pass Certified


The Safety Pass Program was conceived by the Motion Picture and Television Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee as a means of addressing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ("OSHA") requirements that employees be trained (and the training documented) in the safe use of equipment and work practices on their job. Because of the freelance nature of many motion picture and television assignments, the Safety Pass Program provides valuable assistance in meeting the training needs of the Industry by providing industry-wide general safety training, thus allowing the Producers to concentrate on site-specific training for the work at hand.


Safety Pass Program training consists of an introductory General Safety Pass Course, which covers such topics as injury and illness prevention, personal protection equipment, lifting safety, and hazard communication. Upon completion, the individual is issued a Safety Passcard in which his/her safety training is recorded. Individuals are encouraged to show their Safety Passcard to current and prospective Industry employers. Additionally, once an individual completes the basic general safety course, he/she is then eligible to take other courses which impart safety information that is generic to all trades and/or courses which offer both lecture and experiential instruction about a specific craft or technique as well as the relevant safety issues. All IATSE and Basic Craft members who are listed (with all information current) on either the Industry Experience Roster or the Television Commercial Roster are eligible to participate in the Safety Pass Program. In the event that an individual works in a job classification which does not have a Roster listing, the individual must meet certain minimum employment experience in the Industry. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Members that are Safety Pass Certified

Jon Breitkreutz | Patrick Bond | Mark Cacciatore | Brandon Cox

Glenn Eddins | James Gamble | Gavin Halbert | Gordon Hayman

Nick Hughes | Dave Kube | Adam Reisz | Bill Thomas

The IATSE Training Trust Fund is offering FREE Online Safety Training for all workers covered under the 2015-2018 Area Standards Agreement. The free training consists of the General Safety Training “A” and Environmental Safety “A2”. The TTF is encouraging all eligible workers to take these courses. For further information, and application please visit their website at www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/asa/

Together we can make the workplace safer!  Be sure to apply today!  Please see attached forms for further details.

ASA Flyer        Safety Pass Instructions        TTF Online Safety Course Application

To fill out online, visit www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/asa/ and click the "APPLY TODAY!" box on the left of the screen. This will download a fillable PDF. Fill that out, save it and email it to safety@iatsetrainingtrust.org. Then you will be contacted by them with further instructions. It might take a few days to hear from them.