Because of our commitment to our employees’ well-being, we go beyond general compliance with health and safety laws, and, in many cases, lead our industry in safety practices.
The Warner Bros. Business Continuity Planning department is proud to run WBready, a preparedness program that seeks to provide all employees with the tools needed in case of an emergency, including free CPR/AED and first aid classes. Annually, approximately 225 employees participate in these courses and are current in certifications granted by the American Heart Association. Throughout the year, our Business Continuity Planning department strives to provide employees with information that promotes proactive preparedness. They host various lunch-and-learn courses, and work to engage the employee population in promotional events to raise awareness.
FEATURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS SAFETY PASS PROGRAM
The Safety Pass program was developed by Warner Bros. and adopted by the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). Through collaborative efforts between the major studios and dozens of unions, the training has expanded to provide uniform, consistent training across a wide spectrum of unique skills that enable the safe production of motion pictures and television shows.
Since the program was created, new activity-specific classes have been added. For example, the Location Managers’ Safety and Environmental Awareness Training has changed the way environmentally sensitive locations are chosen and modified production practices when filming in these areas.
Warner Bros. Studio Facilities’ Safety and Environmental Affairs department, along with other safety departments from major studios, and with the assistance of the CSATF and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has provided industry-specific guidance to regulatory agencies. This collaboration has led to several new Industry Safety Bulletins covering topics as diverse as railroad safety, use of hot air balloons, production food handling guidelines, heat illness prevention, and safe operation of non-camera (ATV) utility vehicles.
The Safety and Environmental Affairs department has developed an internal website providing safety information to productions filming both in the U.S. and in several countries worldwide. The website contains information about local safety and environmental requirements.