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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 17

Safety

 

 

SAFETY PROGRAMS

This is one of those chapters that may be boring to read, but the information it contains is vital to know. Safety is serious business, and like your parents might say, “it’s for your own good!”

In an effort to promote a safer work environment, numerous states have enacted legislation implementing injury prevention programs, the training of employees in general safe and healthy work practices and the adoption of occupational safety and health standards.

In addition to state safety guidelines, the AMPTP, various unions and guilds, major television networks and studios and many independent production companies have adopted their own safety programs, many in conjunction with an Industry-Wide Labor-Management ...

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