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Contract Services Safety Pass Program Courses
For over 50 years, Contract Services (csatf.org) has partnered with producers, guilds, industry unions, and employees to carry out the vital behind-the-scenes tasks that help keep the motion picture and television industry working smoothly, safely, and efficiently. Since 2003, over one million hours of training have been conducted through Contract Services' Safety Pass program, which covers a wide array of industry-specific topics for a freelance workforce of over 45,000.

As a way to empower producers with knowledge and to reinforce a commitment to a safe production, PGA members can now purchase one or more program courses through the Guild's website using the links below.

Courses are conducted online, can be started at any time, and need not be completed in a single session. Each class includes interactive quizzes and a final open book test.

You will receive your course access information within five (5) business days of purchase.

Please send any questions or concerns to contractservices@producersguild.org or visit our FAQ page.

It is your responsibility as a producer to provide a safe work environment for your crew and cast. You owe it to your team, your project, and yourself to maintain a hazard-free production; #makeitsafe.

Safety Courses

General Safety Training/Injury & Illness Prevention Program (A)
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.
Cost: $8.08
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Environmental Safety (A2)
This course covers studio/location safety, heat illness, severe weather, disaster/emergency response, environmental awareness, transportation of dangerous goods, electrical safety, and workplace cleanliness.
Cost: $19.36
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Harassment Prevention 2 (HP2)
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.
Cost: $13.57
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Hazard Communication (P)
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.
Cost: $19.36
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Find additional Production Safety related information here.

About Contract Services (CSATF)
  • A non-profit organization, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF) administers a variety of programs for the benefit of the motion picture and television industry.
  • CSATF is provided for and governed by the collective bargaining agreement (Basic Agreement of 1996, Article XXV) by and between the Producers, The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the Moving Picture Technicians Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories, and Canada (MPTAAC); as well as the collective bargaining agreements by and between the Producers and the Basic Crafts Locals (Article 18).
  • CSATF is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP).
  • Signatory Producers make contributions to CSATF for each hour worked by or guaranteed a covered employee.
  • Each fiscal year, the CSATF Board of Trustees allocates monies to fund job-related skills training programs for eligible Industry employees.
These programs are administered through a separate Trust Agreement known as Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (CSATTF).

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.
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