Coming Soon: Safety First! Online Courses

We're excited to announce the next phase of this popular curriculum: online courses! The online courses were developed to be simple, easy to use, and work on all types of computers and mobile devices.

The courses promote safe working conditions by providing information, tools, and resources to recognize potential hazards and minimize risks. Case studies from the various crafts are included, making the curriculum relevant across the IATSE workforce.


The Safety First! courses will be available in two formats:

  • Workers: Individual workers can take the online courses in whichever order they'd like and start or stop at any point and pick up where they left off on any computer or mobile device.

  • Locals: Local trainers approved to use the Safety First! Curriculum can access the Learning Management System (LMS) to teach in a group setting using audio narration. Trainers can facilitate the interactive group course by muting the narration if they wish or pausing to discuss their own subject matter experiences. This is the same material as the Safety First! books reformatted as interactive, online courses.

The sixteen modules currently available will be gradually rolled out as online courses and include: Basic Entertainment Safety; Biological Hazards; Hazard Communication; Chemical Protection; Electrical Safety; Fall Protection and Prevention; Elevated Platforms and Aerial Lifts; Scaffold Safety; Ergonomics; Noise Exposure; Confined Spaces/Small Spaces; Firearm Safety; Hand and Power Tools; Compressed Gas; Rigging Safety; and Welding and Cutting.


Apply today! We expect to launch the first three courses in the coming weeks (Basic Entertainment Safety, Ergonomics, and Rigging), and new courses will be automatically added to your account as they become available.

IATSE Workers: Submit the Safety First! Online Courses Application to We will email your unique password within a few days. Use this password to log into your account and start taking courses.

Local Unions: A local officer will submit the Safety First! Curriculum Application to We will email your local credentials and a link to the Learning Management System. Use your local username and password to log into your account and start presenting courses!