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  1. 1. SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL PRODUCTION (Ontario) Production Name:Before you start your job:1. Read these Safety Guidelines for General Production.2. Familiarize yourself with the nearest fire exits and fire extinguishers at your worksite.3. Read the Safety Information Poster on your stage or location.Clothing and Equipment:1. Always wear any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) your supervisor issues you, such as: safety glasses, whenever you are exposed to flying particles, hardhats, when exposed to falling objects, or earplugs, for excessive noise. You may also request PPE whenever you feel its use will help you work more safely.2. Your supervisor will determine appropriate work clothing and footwear for specific locations.Required Training:1. Industrial Health and Safety Program (IH&SP): Read and understand the IH&SP for General Production below.2. Any of the following equipment or activities requires specialized training: aerial platforms, respirators, fall protection, trenching.3. Hazard Communications training is required whenever employees are exposed to potentially hazardous chemical based products. (see below)General Safety Duties of the: Director, UPM, 1st AD/Stage Manager, ConstructionCoordinator, Transportation Captain, Special Effects Coordinator, 2nd AD, StuntCoordinator, Department Heads, Location Manager, Production Office Coordinator:1. Each employee under your supervision is to receive, read, and abide by all safety rules in this brochure.2. You should inspect for and correct any safety deviations3. It is your responsibility to arrange for any Safety Training as described above which your subordinates may need. If they are not appropriately trained, they may not do the work.General Safety Duties of the: Cast and Crew Members1. Obey the rules as outlined in this brochure.2. Bring to the attention of your supervisor anyone breaking these rules or any safety hazard of which you are aware.3. Attend all pertinent Safety Meetings.Industrial Health and Safety Program for General Production The following is a brief summary of the contents of the Industrial Health and Safety Program (IH&SP) for Television Production. It is not intended as legal interpretation of any federal, state, or local standards.Responsible PersonsThe Producers, Director, Assistant Directors and the Unit Manager all have directresponsibilities for achieving a safe production. They may delegate safety-related tasks to 1 (Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production
  2. 2. other positions, but retain ultimate responsibility. Each supervisor is responsible forimplementing the IH&SP in his or her respective area.CommunicationSafety information will be made available by the Production to all affected employeesthrough one of the following: in writing, by verbal communications, through staff meetings,on call sheets, or by postings. Communications regarding safety from employees tosupervisors may be made directly (verbal or written) or anonymously.TrainingSafety training helps all cast and crewmembers understand how to perform their jobresponsibilities in a safe manner. Supervisors should see to it that employees under theirimmediate direction and control have received appropriate training in general safety as wellas specific instructions regarding specific assignments. Conduct additional trainingwhenever; 1) new job assignments are made not previously trained for; 2) new substances,processes, procedures or equipment are introduced which present a new hazard; 3) theproduction is made aware of new or previously unrecognized hazards.InspectionsThe production should regularly inspect routine working areas to identify unsafe orunhealthy conditions or practices. Potentially unsafe practices or conditions that arediscovered should be immediately corrected. Inspections should be performed both formallyand informally.Hazard Assessment and ControlComplaints of unsafe conditions should be promptly investigated by the production and ifwarranted the appropriate corrections will be based on the severity of the hazard.Employees should be informed by their supervisors of the hazard and interim protectivemeasures taken until the hazard is corrected.Injury & Illness Investigation ReportingIn the event of a job-related injury or illness to a cast and/or crewmember, it is important thatit be investigated and reported.RecordkeepingFormal records documenting compliance with the IH&SP should be kept for at least three (3)years. Examples of records include; 1) inspections documents; 2) hazard correctionsreports; 3) documentation of safety meetings; 4) injury/illness investigations; 5) trainingrecords.Enforcement of Safe Work PracticesThis Production is committed to safe production. All cast and crewmembers are responsiblefor complying with safety procedures and regulations. It is a condition of employment that allemployees perform their work in a safe manner and report any unsafe act or condition thatthey observe. 2(Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production
  3. 3. GENERAL SAFE PRACTICESThese General Safe Practices have been prepared to inform employees of safety issues associatedwith their positions, and to recommend ways of preventing injuries while on the job. However,Management cannot monitor every employee, in every situation, every minute of the day to see thatsafe practices are being followed. We need each employee to be committed to using safe workpractices every day. Each employee, for his or her own personal safety and the safety of fellowworkers, must take responsibility for safe work practices and should report to his or her supervisorany unsafe conditions or practices observed. While most of these guidelines are driven by commonsense, others have evolved from governmental laws and regulations. Failure to follow theseguidelines could result not only in serious injury, but could also cost valuable time and expense dueto delays and/or shut downs enforced by either regulatory or Production Management personnel.1. Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures for each location. You are responsible to know how to react in emergency situations. Contact your supervisor if emergency procedures are unknown.2. Attend additional safety meetings (arranged by your supervisor) whenever any stunt, special effect, firearm, live ammunition, hazardous or unusual activity is scheduled.3. Obtain training from a qualified instructor prior to operating aerial lift platforms. Harnesses and lanyards are to be worn at all times.4. Appropriate work clothing and work shoes are important for employee safety. Always follow your supervisor’s instruction regarding clothing.5. Your supervisor will furnish safety equipment. Use goggles or safety glasses when grinding or chipping; wear harnesses and lanyards when working above or outside of guardrails; wear hard-hats when exposed to potential falling objects.6. Notify your supervisor if you are taking any medication that may interfere with your ability to work. Working under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol is prohibited.7. Observe designated smoking areas. Smoking is not allowed on stages. Extinguish smoking materials in appropriate butt cans.8. Report all injuries, no matter how minor, to your supervisor immediately so proper medical or first aid treatment can be arranged.9. See that all visitors remain a safe distance from construction and filming.10. Do not engage in pranks, horseplay, scuffling or other unsafe acts. This could result in serious injury to yourself and/or your fellow cast and crew members11. Never enter confined spaces (manholes, underground vaults, chambers, silos, etc.) until a Safety Professional has been called to check oxygen and gas levels and confirm them as being healthful.12. It is every employee’s responsibility to report unsafe conditions or practices to his/her supervisor at once.13. Stunts and Special Effects require an on-site walk-through with all involved parties before filming. The meeting and rehearsals should be documented (the daily production report may be used.) Certain stunts and special effects, such as those involving aircraft, high falls, body burns, car crashes, etc., should be reviewed prior to execution by the Production Safety Consultant. Special Effects involving pyrotechnics, atmospheric smoke, explosives and/or fire, should be noted in advance on the call sheet. There should be a planned escape route provided and each person involved should personally check the route to determine its accessibility. Only persons necessary for the stunt and/or effect should be in the immediate area. All others should stay in the safe zone.14. Firearms and Live Ammunition should always be treated as if they are loaded or set to detonate. Do not play with firearms or any weapons and never point a firearm at anyone, including yourself. Follow the directions of the property master regarding all firearms and weapons. Do not use or bring live ammunition to the filming location.15. Film Vehicles: Be particularly cautious when vehicles such as fixed wing aircraft, boats, cars, helicopters, motorcycles and trains are being used. When driving, walking or 3(Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production
  4. 4. traveling in any manner in congested areas, proceed slowly and watch for sudden movements. Pay attention when working around helicopters and on runways.16. Water Hazards: Always wear life vests or other safety gear when working on boats, pontoons, rafts, etc. Use safety lines, nets, observers and/or divers when filming in rivers or other bodies of water where potentially hazardous conditions could exist (swift currents, thick underwater plant life, rocks, etc.) Only electrical equipment intended for use in and around water should be used.17. Animals: Make sure you understand all safety precautions in effect when animals are present. Do not feed, pet or play with any animal. Defer to the trainer/wrangler at all times.18. Tools and Equipment: See to it that all equipment is in proper working order and that all protective guards are in place and are used. Do not attempt to alter, modify, displace or remove any existing safety equipment. Saw guards, safety switches, and other safety mechanisms are installed for your protection. Do not use tools or equipment for which you are not trained and certified. See your supervisor if you have any questions or feel that you need additional training.19. Chemical Handling: Store all flammable liquids in approved safety cans or cabinets. Do not allow paint chemicals and other materials to accumulate on stage floors, under platforms, or in other work areas where they do not belong. Read understand and follow proper handling and storage procedures for all combustible or flammable materials. Use only flame retardant or non-combustible decorative set materials. Properly dispose of all hazardous waste generated by the company, including paint. Do not dump down the sink, storm drain, septic systems, or in the trash.20. Fire Safety: In buildings, keep all exterior doors unlocked and capable of being opened from the inside. Make sure all aisles, traffic lanes, electrical panels, and fire exits and all fire equipment are kept clear and accessible at all times. Maintain clear walkways (4 feet around the perimeter) and exit passages21. Ladders: Place ladders on slip-free surfaces, even if they have slip-resistant feet. Secure the ladder if a slip-free surface is not available. Never place ladders in front of doors or walkways.22. Guardrails: Temporary stair railings and guardrails are required by law for any elevated surfaces above 7.5 feet or around any pits or holes. See to it that the area has proper lighting for visibility and post signs if necessary.23. Fall Protection: All personnel working in the permanent grid and truss system (perms) outside the catwalks and handrails will use Cal/OSHA compliant fall protection equipment. Prior to use, the wearer should visually inspect all fall protection equipment each day.24. Electrical Safety: Keep all electrical cords away from pinch points. In any wet, damp or moist environment, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s) should be used. See to it that all electrical panels are unobstructed and have a minimal clearance of 36”.25. Lockout/Tagout: Always turn off a tool or appliance before disconnecting it to avoid exposure to live electrical parts. Never work on machinery which may unexpectedly be re-energized.26. Lifting Precaution: When lifting, stand close to the object with your feet comfortably apart, squatting down, bending at the hips and knees. As you lift the object, arch your back inward and pull your shoulders back, keeping the load close to your body. Once you arrive at your destination, set the load down, bending at the hips and knees. Remember: never twist your body at the hip when carrying a load.HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMSo that all employees are aware of the physical and chemical hazards found in theworkplace, this Production has developed a Hazard Communication Program. 4(Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production
  5. 5. This program provides employees with information about all the chemicals they use byutilizing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and warning labels on the product. Allproduction employees may request a copy of any MSDS by calling the 3E Company, anMSDS Management company for this Production, at (800) 451-8346.In order to protect yourself and your co-workers from any potential hazards, always use,handle and store chemical containing products according to manufacturers instructions. Ifyou have an accidental spill or chemical emergency, call your local fire jurisdiction.SCAFFOLD USER AWARENESS1. Do not use scaffolds that do not have proper guardrails, mid rails and toe boards (as appropriate).2. Do not overload scaffolds. Follow manufacturer’s safe working load recommendations.3. Do not climb cross braces. Use only approved access ladders or steps and use both hands while climbing. When climbing, always maintain three points of contact.4. Do not stand on guardrails, ladders or makeshift devices on top of scaffolds to gain greater height.5. Never use scaffolds where contact can be made with live electrical circuits or power lines. Always maintain safe clearance from any electrical source.6. Never apply shock loads to the scaffold platform. (Never jump down onto the platform.) 5(Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production
  6. 6. EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGMENT Safety Guidelines for General Production Production Name: _______________________________________ (Turn in to Production Office Coordinator upon completion) Check all boxes below or see your Supervisor if you have questions or need training: I understand: I have received and will abide by the Safety Guidelines for General Production. IMPORTANT! By signing this form you do not waive any of your rights under Workers’ Compensation laws.Production/Dept: _________________________________ Location: (stage/bldg.) _____________________________Employee Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________________________Supervisor Name (print or type): _______________________ Supervisor Signature: _______________________________ 6 (Form ON1) Safety Guidelines for General Production