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TTF Safety First! Online Courses ©


The TTF Safety First! Online 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.

Online Safety Training for Entertainment & Exhibition Industry Workers

1. Introduction to Basic Entertainment Safety

This module provides a general introduction into the world of workplace health and safety. It explains why worker health and safety is important, why injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace, effective injury and illness prevention programs, methods of hazard identification and control, and strategies to promote health and safety.

2. Biological Hazards

This module is for anyone whose work may involve the potential exposure of diseases carried by blood or other bodily materials. It includes topics that cover transmission pathways, work practice controls, hazard communication, emergency reporting and response, and post-exposure follow-up.

3. Hazard Communication: Workplace Chemicals

This module explains what defines a chemical as hazardous to health & safety, what makes a toxic chemical more likely to cause harm to human health, how toxic chemicals affect the body, characteristics of a chemical that can make it hazardous to human health and safety, basic concepts of hazard communications, ventilation, and worker right to information. This module also reviews Global Harmonization Systems.

4. Chemical Protection

This module builds on hazard communication and addresses the hierarchy of controls to protect the body from chemical exposure. Topics covered include routes of exposure to chemicals, strategies to reduce chemical exposure, hierarchy of controls, and personal protective equipment.

5. Electrical Safety

This module covers basic electrical safety. Topics include, but are not limited to, recognition and mitigation of electrical hazards, cable protection, electrical safety devices, distribution equipment, and grounding.

6. Fall Prevention and Protection

This module provides an overview of the safe practices pertaining to fall prevention and fall protection while working on the ground or at heights. Topics covered include housekeeping, slips and trips, hierarchy of controls, ladder safety, travel restraint and fall arrest systems, as well as specifics related to elevated work platform, rigging, and scaffold safety. (Includes sections from Walking/Working Surface, Materials Handling, Fall Protection)

7. Elevated Work Platforms and Aerial Lifts

This module covers elevated work platform and scaffold safety and use. Topics covered include types of scaffolds, loads, inspections, fall hazards, and electrical hazards.

8. Scaffold Safety

This module provides an overview of the use of scaffolds in a trade context. Topics include types of scaffolds, scaffold hazards and controls, and fall protection.

9. Ergonomics

This module explains the causes of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), the basics of body mechanics, primary and secondary risk factors to MSIs, control of ergonomic risk factors, and elements of ergonomic hazard analyses. 

10. Noise Exposure

This module explains the effects and controls of noise exposure. It explains basic ear anatomy, the components that make up sound, hearing disorders, noise controls, and elements of an effective hearing conservation program.

11. Confined Space/Small Space Awareness

This module describes safe practices while working in confined or small spaces. Topics covered include legal definitions of confined spaces as compared with small spaces, physical and atmospheric hazards, physical and atmospheric controls, elements of an effective confined space entry program, and rescue plans.

12. Firearms Safety

This module covers inspection, safe handling, and precautions to be taken when working with or around firearms.

13. Hand and Portable Power Tools

This module explains the inspection, care, and maintenance of equipment, as well as electrical hazards and important operational safety precautions for this equipment. 

14. Compressed Gases

This module gives an overview of compressed gas/fuel cylinders. Topics include filling various types of cylinders, an overview of potential dangers, and general safety procedures applicable to working with compressed gas/fuel cylinders.

15. Rigging Safety

This module provides an overview of terminology and safe practices as they pertain to the methodology and materials used for rigging in the entertainment industry.

16. Welding and Cutting

This module covers the use of welding and cutting equipment. Topics include the proper selection, use, inspection, and care of equipment.

How do WE APPLY?

The TTF Safety First! © courses are available in two formats:

IATSE 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.

Email your completed 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: Local trainers approved to use the TTF Safety First! © curriculum can access the Instructor Led Training (ILT) website 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.

A local officer will submit the Safety First! Curriculum Application to We will email your local's credentials and a link to the Instructor Led Training (ILT) site. Use your local username and password to log into your account and start presenting courses.


For Safety First! Online Course © Technical Support, call (818) 738-1802 or email

Read these important tips before taking the courses

1. These courses are optimized for use on a computer, laptop, or tablet. While the courses will display on your phone (iPhone and Android), we do not recommend using these devices to complete the courses as the interactive activities will not work properly.

2. You may experience issues with internet connectivity when using mobile data. Make sure you have a good internet connection when taking these courses.

3. To ensure your course progress in the course is saved, always exit the course by clicking on the exit course button at the top right hand corner of your browser before closing your browser window. If you must use a mobile device, your work will not save unless you click exit course.

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