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Safety Bulletins

Recommended by Industry-Wide
Labor-Management Safety Committee
for the Motion Picture and Television Industry

Safety Bulletins are researched, written, and distributed by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee for use by the motion picture and television industry. The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee is composed of guild, union, and management representatives active in industry safety and health programs.

Safety Bulletins are guidelines recommended by the Safety Committee. They are not binding laws or regulations. State, federal, and/or local regulations, where applicable, override these guidelines. Modifications in these guidelines should be made, as circumstances warrant, to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.

The Safety Committee and the Safety Bulletins are representative of the commitment of both labor and management to safe practices in the motion picture and television industry. The members of the Safety Committee and all those who contributed to its work have devoted a great deal of time and effort to these guidelines because of the importance of safety to our industry.

All Industry personnel have legal and moral responsibility for safety on the set or wherever they may be working. The Safety Bulletins may be reproduced and attached to Call Sheets or otherwise distributed to affected employees.

Safety is something in which we all have a share.

SAFETY BULLETINS

Bulletin No. Description Date Released
1 Recommendations for Safety with Firearms And Use of "Blank Ammunition" Revised 04/16/03
1 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad En El Uso De Armas De Fuego Y "Salvas" Revised 04/16/03
2 Special Use of "Live Ammunition" Issued 04/16/03
2 (Spanish) Uso Especial De "Munición Real" Issued 04/16/03
3 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Helicopters in Motion Picture Productions Issued 08/15/01
3 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Helicópteros En Producciones Cinematográficas Issued 08/15/01
3A Addendum "A" External Loads – Helicopter Issued 08/15/01
3A (Spanish) Anexo “A” Cargas Externas – Helicópteros Issued 08/15/01
4 Stunts Revised 01/26/05
4 (Spanish) Escenas De Riesgo Revised 01/26/05
5 Safety Awareness Issued 06/19/02
5 (Spanish) Concientización En Materia De Seguridad Issued 06/19/02
6 Animal Handling Rules for the Motion Picture Industry Revised 01/21/98
6 (Spanish) Reglas De Manejo De Animales Para La Industria Del Cine Revised 01/21/98
7 Recommendations For Diving Operations Revised 08/29/07
7 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para Operaciones De Buceo Revised 08/29/07
8 Guidelines for Traditional Camera Cars Revised 07/19/06
8 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Camera Cars Tradicionales Revised 07/19/06
8A Addendum "A" - Process Trailer/Towed Vehicle Revised 08/28/12
8A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Remolques De Filmación/Acoplados Revised 08/28/12
8B Addendum "B" - Camera Boom Vehicles Revised 08/28/12
8B (Spanish) Anexo “B” – Vehículos Equipados Con Grúas De Cámara Revised 08/28/12
8C Addendum "C" — Power Line Distance Requirements Revised 08/28/12
8C (Spanish) Anexo “C” — Distancia De Líneas Eléctricas Revised 08/28/12
9 Safety Guidelines for Multiple Dressing Room Units Revised 10/03/95
9 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Uso De Múltiples Camerinos Móviles Revised 10/03/95
10 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Artificially Created Atmospheric Fog & Haze Revised 06/28/19
10 (Spanish) Comite De Seguridad Obrero-Patronal De La Industria Revised 06/28/19
10A Addendum "A" — Atmospheric Fog & Haze - Technical Awareness Sheet Revised 06/28/19
10A (Spanish) Anexo “A” Niebla Y Neblina Atmosférica: Hoja De Conocimiento Técnico Revised 06/28/19
11 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Fixed-Wing Aircraft in Motion Picture Productions Issued 08/15/01
11 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Aeronaves De Ala Fija En Producciones Cinematográficas Issued 08/15/01
11A Addendum "A" - External Load Guidelines Issued 08/15/01
11A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Cargas Externas Issued 08/15/01
12 Guidelines for the Use of Exotic Venomous Reptiles Revised 09/19/95
12 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Reptiles Exóticos Venenosos Revised 09/19/95
13 Gasoline Operated Equipment Revised 10/04/95
13 (Spanish) Equipos Operados A Gasolina Revised 10/04/95
14 Parachuting and Skydiving Revised 01/06/06
14 (Spanish) Paracaidismo Y Caída Libre Revised 01/06/06
15 Guidelines for Boating/Watercraft Safety for Film Crews Revised 08/20/13
15 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Personal De Filmación En Botes/Embarcaciones Revised 08/20/13
16 Recommended Guidelines for Safety with Pyrotechnic Special Effects Revised 05/22/09
16 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para La Creación De Efectos Especiales Con Pirotecnia Revised 05/22/09
17 Water Hazards Revised 08/20/13
17 (Spanish) Riesgos En Escenas En Cuerpos De Agua Revised 08/20/13
18 Guidelines for Safe Use of Stunt Air Bags, Boxes or Other Freefall Catch Systems Revised 04/17/13
18 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso Seguro De Bolsas De Aire, Cajas U Otros Sistemas De Detención De Caída Libre En Escenas De Riesgo Revised 04/17/13
19 Recommended Guidelines for the Use of Open Flame on Production Revised 09/18/09
19 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Llamas Expuestas En Actividades De Producción Revised 09/18/09
20 Guidelines for Use of Motorcycles Revised 02/23/96
20 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Motocicletas Revised 02/23/96
21 Guidelines for Appropriate Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Revised 06/05/09
21 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Vestuario Y Equipos De Protección Personal Revised 06/05/09
22 Guidelines for the Use of Scissor Lifts (Elevating Work Platforms) and Aerial Boom Lifts (Extensible Boom Platforms) Revised 09/05/17
22 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Elevadores De Tijera (Plataformas Elevadoras) Y Elevadores De Pluma (Plataformas Extensibles) Revised 09/05/17
22A Addendum "A" - Power Line Distance Requirements Revised 07/15/11
22A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Distancia De Líneas Eléctricas Revised 07/15/11
23 Guidelines for Working with Portable Power Distribution Systems and Other Electrical Equipment Revised 08/20/13
23 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para Trabajar Con Sistemas Portátiles De Distribución De Energía Y Otros Equipos Eléctricos Revised 08/20/13
23A Addendum "A" - Power Line Distance Requirements Revised 07/15/11
23A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Distancia De Líneas Eléctricas Revised 07/15/11
23B Addendum "B" - Basic Electrical Safety Precautions for Motion Picture and Television Off Studio Lot Location Productions Issued 08/01/00
23B (Spanish) Anexo “B” – Normas De Seguridad Eléctrica Básicas En Producciones De Cine Y Televisión En Locaciones Fuera De Estudios Issued 08/01/00
23C Addendum "C" – Working With 480 Volt Systems Revised 08/20/13
23C (Spanish) Anexo “C” – Trabajo Con Sistemas De 480 Voltios Revised 08/20/13
23D Addendum "D" – Common Motion-Picture/Television Tasks and Associated Personal Protective Equipment Revised 10/10/11
23D (Spanish) Anexo "D" – Tareas Comunes En La Industria Del Cine Y La Televisión Y Equipos De Protección Personal Relacionados Revised 10/10/11
23E Addendum "E" – Guidelines for Meeting National Electrical Code (NEC) Grounding Requirements for Portable Generators Supplying Portable Equipment in the Motion Picture and Television Industry Issued 04/04/13
23E (Spanish) Anexo "E" – Recomendaciones Para La Satisfacción De Los Requisitos Establecidos Por El Código Nacional De Electricidad (NEC) Respecto De Conexiones A Tierra Para Generadores Portátiles Que Abastezcan Equipos Portátiles En La Industria Del Cine Y La Televisión Issued 04/04/13
24 California OSHA Safety Requirements for Handling of Blood and Other Potentially Infectious Materials Revised 03/23/00
24 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad De Cal-Osha Para La Manipulación De Sangre Y Otros Materiales Potencialmente Infecciosos Revised 03/23/00
25 Camera Cranes Issued 12/16/98
25 (Spanish) Grúas De Cámara Issued 12/16/98
25A Addendum "A" - Power Line Distance Requirements Revised 07/15/11
25A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Distancia De Líneas Eléctricas Revised 07/15/11
26 Preparing Urban Exterior Locations for Filming Issued 09/20/00
26 (Spanish) Preparación De Locaciones Exteriores Urbanas Para Rodaje Issued 09/20/00
27 Poisonous Plants Issued 02/21/01
27 (Spanish) Plantas Venenosas Issued 02/21/01
28 Guidelines for Railroad Safety Revised 04/16/19
28 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Trabajo Con Material Ferroviario Revised 04/16/19
29 Guidelines for Safe Use of Hot Air Balloons Issued 08/15/01
29 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Uso De Globos Aerostáticos Issued 08/15/01
29A Addendum "A" - External Load Guidelines for Safe Use of Hot Air Balloons Issued 08/15/01
29A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Uso De Cargas Externas En Globos Aerostáticos Issued 08/15/01
30 Recommended Guidelines for Safely Working with Edged, Piercing, and Projectile Props Revised 07/18/17
30 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Uso De Elementos De Utilería Punzantes O Afilados, Y Proyectiles De Utilería Revised 07/18/17
31 Safety Awareness When Working Around Indigenous "Critters" Issued 11/06/01
31 (Spanish) Seguridad Al Trabajar En Las Proximidades De Especies Indígenas Issued 11/06/01
32 Food Handling Guidelines for Production Under Review
32 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para La Manipulación De Alimentos En Producciones Cinematográficas Under Review
32A Addendum "A" - Los Angeles County Approved Film Production Food Services Revised 09/01/13
32A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Recomendaciones para la manipulación de alimentos en producciones cinematográficas Revised 09/01/13
33 Special Safety Considerations when Employing Infant Actors (15 days to Six Months Old) Revised 01/22/97
33 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Especiales De Seguridad Al Trabajar Con Bebés (Entre 15 Días Y 6 Meses De Edad) Revised 01/22/97
34 Guidelines for Working in Extreme Cold Temperature Conditions Revised 01/05/16
34 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Trabajo En Condiciones De Frío Extremo Revised 01/05/16
34A Addendum "A" Wind Chill Chart
34A (Spanish) Anexo “A” – Temperatura De Sensación Equivalente
35 Safety Considerations for the Prevention of Heat Illness Revised 10/17/07
35 (Spanish) Recomendaciones de seguridad para la prevención de enfermedades causadas por el calor Revised 10/17/07
36 Recommended Guidelines for Safely Working Around Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Revised 11/01/17
36 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Trabajo En Las Proximidades De Vehículos Aéreos No Tripulados (Uav) Revised 11/01/17
36A Addendum "A" - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Exemption Summary - REMOVED (see #36 above) Removed 11/01/17
37 Vehicle Restraint Systems - Seat Belts & Harnesses Revised 12/19/02
37 (Spanish) Sistemas De Contención En Vehículos – Cinturones De Seguridad Y Arneses Revised 12/19/02
38 Guidelines for Inclement or Severe Weather Revised 07/27/09
38 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Aplicables Ante Condiciones Climáticas Extremas O Severas Revised 07/27/09
39 Safety Guidelines for Using Foam(ed) Plastics in Set and Prop Construction Issued 01/18/06
39 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Uso De Espumas De Plástico En La Construcción De Sets Y La Fabricación De Utilería Issued 01/18/06
40 Guidelines for Non-Camera Utility Vehicles Issued 10/17/07
40 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Vehículos Utilitarios Que No Transporten Cámaras Issued 10/17/07
41 Recommended Guidelines for Safely Working On and Around Gimbals Issued 08/07/12
41 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para El Trabajo En Gimbals O En Sus Proximidades Issued 08/07/12
42 Guidelines for Alternative Driving Systems Issued 06/16/15
42 (Spanish) Recomendaciones Para El Uso De Sistemas De Conducción Alternativos Issued 06/16/15
43 Recommended Guidelines for Free Driving Issued 05/01/18
43 (Spanish) Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para Conducción Libre Issued 05/01/18
44 Guidelines for Working Safely with Radiofrequency (RF) Transmitters Issued 07/31/19
44 (Spanish) Guías Para Trabajar con Seguridad con Transmisores de Radiofrecuencia (RF) Issued 07/31/19

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

Bulletin No. Description Date Released
1 Special Procedures For Minors Performing Physical Activities Issued 05/17/06
1 (Spanish) Procedimientos Especiales Para La Realización De Actividades Físicas Por Menores Issued 05/17/06