A Note About Our Name
In the mid-1960s, the major film studios, in negotiations with Hollywood’s unions, founded the nonprofit Contract Services Administration Trust Fund to administer apprenticeship and other training and safety programs, maintain seniority rosters, and carry out other industry-wide services, studies or education. Our name, while straightforward and descriptive, was lengthy for an industry prone to the use of acronyms. As such, we have been referenced throughout much of our history as CSATF/CSATTF (the second “T” stands for training), a dual abbreviation that represents our administration and training identities. Today, we are simply known as Contract Services.
CSATF – Established in 1965
CSATTF – Established in 1994
Did You Know?
Contract Services is composed of two separate tax-exempt trust funds — CSATF and CSATTF — which are governed by two boards of trustees, the members of which are appointed by the AMPTP.
CSATF is a tax-exempt business league under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6). CSATTF is a tax-exempt labor organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(5) and an apprenticeship plan subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Historical Timeline Points
1965CSATF (Administration Trust Fund) founded
1965Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee founded
1991California requires all employers to have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
1994CSATTF (Training Trust Fund) founded
Mid-1990sCal/OSHA is presented concept of an industry-wide training program
Late-1990sManagement and labor collaborate to develop a safety “passport” program
2003Ingrid Lohne hired as Safety Pass Director
2003Safety Pass 2-year timeline begins
2005Ingrid Lohne appointed Contract Services Executive Director (later named Chief Administrative Officer)
2009Contract Services relocates to 2800 Winona Ave., Burbank
2012Passcard is introduced, replacing the Safety Passport (which remains valid)
2015Contract Services celebrates its 50-year milestone
2016Contract Services moves to 2710 Winona Ave.
2016Contract Services exceeds one million hours of Safety Pass training
2017Technology push results in launch of online harassment prevention courses, additional safety courses, and kiosks
2017 First Contract Services Annual Report
2019 Contract Services launches new website
2019 David Gross appointed Contract Services Chief Executive Officer
2020Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee releases “Return-to-Work” White Paper
2022 CS ACCESS Mobile App launched on Google Play and Apple App Store
202320th Anniversary of Safety Pass!
2023Contract Services launched the Industry Hub and self-service Portal