Safety Training for Motion Picture Workers COVERED UNDER THE 2015-2018 AREA STANDARDS AGREEMENT

Everybody deserves to feel safe and secure at work. When IATSE workers know the basics of workplace health and safety we can help to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses on the job. All working people should feel confident that they will be able to go home safely at the end of the day to the people they love, and all workers are encouraged to educate themselves regarding basic on-the-job best practices.

The IATSE Training Trust Fund is excited to offer free, online, safety training for all workers covered by the 2015-2018 Area Standards Agreement. The free training consists of the General Safety Training “A” and Environmental Safety “A2” Safety Pass courses, as developed by Contract Services. The Training Trust Fund is working with local unions and employers signatory to the 2015-2018 Area Standards Agreement to make sure all eligible workers are able to access and take these courses. 


These online courses are available to individuals performing work under the 2015-2018 IATSE Area Standards Agreement. You may receive flyers and applications for this program through the Training Trust Fund, your local and international union, and your employer(s). All applications need to be returned to the Training Trust Fund.


The first step in the enrollment process is to fill out an application and return it to the Training Trust Fund. Please allow up to three weeks for processing. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email from Safety Pass with a PIN. Use this PIN to create your Safety Pass online account. After you create your account, you will be able to enroll in the online safety classes described below. Click on the button that says “Instructions: How to Sign Up Step-by-Step” for more specific information on the sign up steps.



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. The course takes an average of one hour to complete. You do not have to complete the class all at once.


This course covers a wide range of subjects, including studio lot & location safety, heat illness, severe weather, disaster/emergency response, environmental awareness, transportation of dangerous goods, electrical safety, and workplace cleanliness. The course takes an average of three hours to complete. You do not have to complete the class all at once.

When you take these courses, you are protecting yourself, the person working next to you, your co-workers, and your family.

Employers & Locals

Click here to access a list of training completions for the A and A2 Safety Courses.


Call the Online Safety Course Hotline at (818) 655-0735 or email us at