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Safety Courses from Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund

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Access to 20 Courses (most available for under $12)

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Bloodborne Pathogens

This course covers general information, safe practices, and regulations on bloodborne pathogens.

Compressed Gas and Fuel Cylinder

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.

Confined Space Safety

This course describes confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces and covers the safety rules and regulations that govern work in confined spaces.

Environmental Safety

This course covers studio/location safety, heat illness, severe weather, disaster/emergency response, environmental awareness, transportation of dangerous goods, electrical safety, and workplace cleanliness.

Excavation and Trench Safety

This course covers safety rules and regulations that apply to work around an excavation or trench. Topics include cave-ins and other hazards, utility company notification, and the use of protective systems.

Fall Protection

This course covers rules and regulations governing work areas that require protection from falls, including elevated work locations, stairs, and skylights.

Firearm Safety for the Entertainment Industry

This course covers regulations and rules that apply to firearms and ammunition in the entertainment industry; the types of guns, firearms, and ammunition used for entertainment purposes; and safe practices when guns of any type are used on set.

General Safety/Training/Injury & Illness Prevention Program

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.

Hand and Power Tool Safety

This course covers the safe use of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools. Topics include common hazards, tool and work area inspections, use of guards, and selection of PPE.

Harassment Prevention 2

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.

Hazard Communications

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.

Hours of Service

This course covers the Hours of Service requirements under the Department of Transportation regulations.

Location Safety

This course covers the general health and safety aspects of working on location in the entertainment industry from prep to wrap. Topics include location inspections, emergency plans, required documentation, and precautions for unusual locations.


This course explains the safety procedures to prevent accidental start-up of equipment. Topics include de-energizing equipment, electrical hazards, and general information about lockout/tagout management.

Noise Exposure

This course explains the effects of noise exposure and ways to reduce exposure. Topics include the physics of sound and hearing; indicators of hazardous noise exposure; and the proper selection, use, and care of hearing protection.

Respiratory Protection

This course covers Cal/OSHA requirements, including proper selection, use, inspection and care of respiratory protection equipment.

Scaffold Use

This course covers scaffold safety and use, types of scaffolds, loads, inspections, fall hazards and electrical hazards.

Traditional Insert Car Safety

This course covers the basic safety for prepping, rigging, and filming when using traditional insert cars. Also covered are process trailers, tow dollies, free driving, and options and limitations of equipment, including use of cranes mounted on cars.

Welding and Cutting

This course covers safety rules, regulations and use of welding and cutting equipment. Topics include the proper selection, use, inspection, and care of equipment.

Workplace Elec. Safety: Facilities & Other Permanent Installations

This course 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.

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About Contract Services

For more than 55 years, Contract Services ( has partnered with producers, guilds, 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 two 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 55,000.

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 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 producers to concentrate on site-specific training for the work at hand.

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