Warner Bros. Safety & Environmental Affairs provides support in three major areas: Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Affairs, and Feature/TV Production Safety.
S&EA works with in-house employees and production to create production safety guidelines and monitors all Warner Bros. productions worldwide, including: WBSO, WB Pictures, WBTV, WB Animation, Warner Unscripted Television, Bonanza Productions, Telepictures, SHED Media, and New Line Cinema, LLC.
S&EA also acts as the interface between the studio and government agencies representing the enforcement of local, state, and federal codes regulating employee occupational and environmental health and safety. (e.g. Cal/OSHA) and the environmental health of Warner Bros. Studio (EPA, SCAQMD, City of Burbank & LAC Dept. of Health). Warner Bros. expects all its employees to perform their work in a safe manner and report any safety concerns or unsafe practices they observe by calling the Anonymous Safety Hotline at 818-954-2800. If you have any questions or concerns regarding environmental regulations, chemical containing products, ergonomic safety, or food safety in your work area, please contact the Safety office at 818-954-2890.
“Safety on the Set” Website
Additional safety information can be found on our S&EA website: www.safetyontheset.com and is available to all productions. There you will find a printable version of the Production Safety Manual for Warner Bros. and its affiliates, Codes of Safe Practices covering employee safety for both construction and production personnel, Tool Box Talks, updated Safety Bulletins from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), and the Safety Forms you will need to complete regularly during the construction, production and strike phases of your show.
The website is regularly updated to include new Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and information that will be helpful to your production in achieving compliance. Every employee has a role and responsibility in safety.
All employees, regardless of position, are required by law to notify management of any existing potential safety hazards of which they are aware. Use the Anonymous Safety Hotline (818) 954-2800.
HAVING A WELL-DEFINED AND DOCUMENTED SAFETY PROGRAM WILL HELP REDUCE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES AND PROVIDE YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT.
Please call the WB on-lot emergency line for all fire, medical, safety and security emergencies. Calling (818) 954-3333 (or extension 4-3333 from any WB phone) will direct the call through WB Security Dispatch, which in turn has a direct line to the City of Burbank emergency dispatch system. This will allow gate officers to direct any incoming ambulances, fire engines, police, or paramedics to the proper location. This will also trigger an immediate response from WB Fire, Security and First Aid—as appropriate. Using the 911 emergency system will only delay the arrival of emergency responders from the Studio and City of Burbank.
Anonymous Safety Hotline
Hours: 6:30AM-6PM, Monday through Friday (or by arrangement)
Location: Safety & Environmental Affairs (S&EA) is located on the North side of Building 44 (The Mill), 5th Street and Avenue C on the Second Floor, above the Canvas Room
Warner Bros. Studios Operations believes that everyone benefits from a safe and healthful work environment. We are committed to maintaining an injury-free and illness-free workplace in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing workplace safety.
To achieve this goal, the Company has adopted an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). This program applies only to employees of Warner Bros. Studios. Any direct production hires should consult the Production Safety Manuals at www.safetyontheset.com. This program is everyone’s responsibility as we work together to identify and eliminate conditions and practices to ensure a safe and healthful work environment. Accordingly, WB has implemented this IIPP containing the following elements:
This policy is designed to improve workplace operations, reduce accidents and losses, and comply with California occupational safety and health regulations.
Workplace health and safety are of paramount importance to WB. Consistent with this policy, all employees are expected to be safety conscious and comply with WB’s health and safety policies and procedures at all times. Due to the importance of health and safety considerations to WB, employees who violate health and safety policies or procedures, or who cause hazardous situations, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Any individual with information regarding an existing or potential unsafe condition or practice must immediately report the matter by notifying his or her supervisor, or by calling the Safety Hotline at (818) 954-2800 or (877) 566-8001 (toll-free). Calls to the Safety Hotline may be made anonymously.
Questions regarding this program or workplace safety may be directed to the Vice President of Safety and Environmental Affairs (SEA). The IIPP is available for review under WorkDay in the Reference Materials section under General Documents.
All employees are expected to work conscientiously to implement and maintain the IIPP program. The Vice President, Safety and Environmental Affairs, is the program administrator, and has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this program. Any questions regarding the program should be directed to the program administrator.
Management is responsible for ensuring that Company safety and health policies and procedures are clearly communicated and understood by all employees. Managers and supervisors are expected to enforce the rules fairly and uniformly. All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, for following all directives, policies and procedures, and for assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.
As part of an employee’s regular performance review, the employee will be evaluated on his/her compliance with safe work practices. Employees who make a significant contribution to the maintenance of a safe workplace, as determined by the program administrator, will receive management acknowledgment. Employees who are unaware of correct safety and health procedures will be trained or retrained. Employees who deliberately fail to follow safe work practices and/or procedures, or who violate the Company’s safety rules or directives, will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
The Company recognizes that open, two-way communication between management and staff on health and safety issues is essential to an injury-free, productive workplace. Our communication system encourages all workers to inform their managers and supervisors about workplace hazards without fear of reprisal. The following system of communication is designed to facilitate a continuous flow of safety and health information between management and staff in a form that is readily understandable.
Hazard control is the heart of an effective IIPP program. The company’s hazard control procedure is: identify hazards that exist or develop in the workplace, describe how to correct those hazards, and initiate steps to prevent their recurrence.
Assessment of Hazards
Inspection of the workplace is our primary tool used to identify unsafe conditions and practices. While we encourage all employees to continuously identify and correct hazards and poor safety practices, certain situations require formal evaluation and documentation.
Along with each inspection/investigation, the program administrator or designee shall evaluate the severity of the hazard identified, and if it cannot be abated immediately, suggest priority for corrective action. The Hazard Assessment and Correction Record or General Checklist for Facility Departments and Buildings is to be used to document inspections/investigations.
The program administrator or designee will conduct an inspection or investigation whenever any of the following occur:
Each supervisor is responsible for promptly reporting to the program administrator or designee whenever a new substance (such as a chemical or solvent), new work procedure or technique, and/or new equipment are introduced which may pose a safety risk. A Notice to WB Safety of Potential New Hazards form shall be used by the supervisor.
Each supervisor’s report should include an evaluation of the potential hazard(s), training and/or other steps to be taken to provide abatement solutions for any potential hazard(s).
Based upon the information, the program administrator or designee will conduct an inspection and issue any directive that may be necessary.
The program administrator becomes aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard, either independently or by receipt of information from an employee, including receipt of a Notice to WB Safety of Potential New Hazards form or Hazard Assessment and Correction Record.
All investigations and findings shall be fully documented on the Hazard Assessment and Correction Record and filed as directed in Recordkeeping.Abatement of Hazards
It is the Company’s intention to eliminate all hazards and unsafe work practices immediately. Some corrective actions require more time. Priority will be given to severe and imminent hazards.
The General Checklist for Facility Departments and Buildings / Hazard Assessment and Correction Record forms completed during the inspection/investigation will be used by the program administrator or designee to describe measures taken to abate the hazard or correct the unsafe work practice. Actions to be taken may include, but are not limited to:
All such actions taken and the dates they are completed shall be documented on the appropriate forms.
When corrective action involves multiple steps or cannot be completed promptly, an action plan needs to be developed. The Hazard Assessment and Correction Record is to be used for this purpose and filed as directed in Recordkeeping.
While corrective action is in progress, necessary precautions are to be taken to protect or remove employees from exposure to the hazard,
Employees shall not enter an imminent hazard area without prior specific approval of the program administrator or designee. Employees expected to correct the imminent hazard shall be properly trained and provided with necessary safeguards.
WB has implemented procedures to investigate occupational injuries and illnesses. The purpose of an accident investigation is to find the cause of an accident and prevent further occurrences – not to assign blame. A thorough and properly completed accident investigation is necessary to obtain facts. The investigation should focus on causes and hazards. Analysis of what happened and why it happened allows corrective actions to be devised and implemented to minimize a recurrent accident problem and determine how it can be prevented in the future.
Injury and Illness
The occurrence of an occupational injury and/or illness precipitates a document called Employer’s Report of Injury (CA 5020). This report is completed by the injured employee’s supervisor, and a copy of the report is to be sent to the program administrator ASAP or designee and no later than 24 hours from the time of occurrence. Upon receipt, the program administrator:
No operation can be successful without record keeping that enables the company to learn from past experience and make corrections for future operations. In addition, the IIPP regulation requires records to be kept of the steps taken to establish and maintain the Company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program Records
Each supervisor will maintain an updated copy of the Company’s IIPP. The program administrator will retain the following records on file for at least three (3) years:
Contract Services Safety Pass
In order to be eligible for employment with any Warner Bros. related or affiliated entity, employees working in IATSE and Basic Crafts represented classifications must be current in the completion of their respective Safety Pass Courses. An employee’s Safety Pass status may be verified by reviewing his/her/their Contract Services Safety Pass Card. For information on Safety Pass, please refer to www.CSATF.org or contact Safety Pass at 818-847-0040. It is located at: 2710 Winona Ave., Burbank, CA 91504.
DGA Safety Class
DGA members are required to attend and pass a two-hour DGA Safety Training. Upon completion of the class, members are eligible to monitor any of the twenty-six Safety Pass classes that they would like to take to better understand IATSE safety requirements. Please contact CSATF to schedule.
Orienting Your Employees to Safety
Supervisory employees who direct the work of other employees are to actively participate in scheduling, conducting safety meetings and training classes and to ensure the attendance of all employees. Supervisors are to also provide site-specific safety information to all employees on their first day on the job, including the following:
Provide additional worksite-specific safety training when:
Any questions or guidance to the above can be addressed by calling S&EA at 818-954-2890. Warner Bros. employees can also receive site-specific safety training, including fall protection or guidance on machinery, respirator fit testing or chemical products.
To help you take the first steps toward keeping your production in compliance with safety regulations, we have provided the following “Warner Bros. Production Start-Up Guidelines.”
All Warner Bros.-affiliated productions are to meet with a Production Safety Representative prior to the start of production. All key department heads should attend the meeting, including but not limited to: Unit Production Manager (UPM), First Assistant Director, Second Assistant Director, Construction Coordinator, Location Manager, Key Grip, Gaffer, Best Boys, and Transportation Coordinator.
The State of California (Cal/OSHA) requires every employer to have its own Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). For Warner Bros. productions, Safety & Environmental Affairs has already written your productions IIPP. It is available for download on S&EA’s website: www.safetyontheset.com. This site provides access to Form 2 and Form 4.
Also available at www.safetyontheset.com are the following:
Several types of events or scenarios may cause an inspector from the California Occupational Safety Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) or other California State regulatory agency to visit the set. Some examples: a serious accident has occurred; an employee complaint has been registered with a regulatory agency, the inspector was driving by the production and noticed areas of non-compliance.
If an inspector arrives, follow the procedures below:
All productions working at Warner Bros. Studios are expected to comply with LA County Department of Public Health guidelines regarding service of food and refreshments. Please see the following bulletins from LAC DPH, which addresses food that can be served by craft service without a permit, protocols for receipt of food delivery, and information about mobile food facilities and catering operations.
Food served by an employee of a Certified Food Facility who possesses a Food Manager Card or Handling Card for Catering is permissible; however, the kitchens in the WBSO sound stages are not permitted and cannot be used for any food preparation.
If you intend to use a Mobile Food Preparation Truck (Hot Truck); a Mobile Food Facility (Cold Truck); Trailer, Cart or any of the other mobile food facility vehicles, the LA County Department of Public Health requires that the person cooking in the mobile food facility must have a current “Manager’s Food Handling Certificate”, and the vehicle(s) must be permitted by the LAC DPH Vehicle Inspection Program (V.I.P.). Permit requirements to operate a food truck or any food service are complex, and the process to obtain the agency’s permit can be slow and laborious.
The following documents, stickers, etc. are necessary to know that the truck/trailer is in compliance:
In Southern California, the oversight of air quality is the responsibility of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The SCAQMD has enacted rules that regulate the use and operation of many materials, processes and equipment that may be used by your production company. The following guidelines and regulations have been developed to help you comply with these regulatory requirements.
If your production company will be using fires, explosions or large-scale effects involving airborne smoke or dust you will need to notify Office & Production Services and S&EA prior to the effect. Regulations enforced by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) forbid the airborne release of smoke, dust or other visible emissions that last more than three minutes in duration within any one-hour period. S&EA can assist you in complying with this regulation.
While WBSO has many power supplies available across our facilities and generally wishes to avoid the use of portable generators, portable generators may be approved for usage in conjunction with certain production equipment, or in locations where a power supply is unavailable. Internal combustion engine-driven portable generators are regulated by the SCAQMD because of the exhaust gases that are generated and released into the atmosphere. To comply with the applicable SCAQMD regulations, daily and hourly use records must be kept by the portable generator operator. The SCAQMD regulations governing the use of generators are extensive, but most of them will not impact your production company if you rent the generator from an equipment rental company.
When deciding on the placement of generators, consideration must be given to the effect of exhaust gases on employees working downwind or in adjacent occupied buildings. This will help to avoid re-location of the generators during production, which may be required due to errant diesel fumes or other health concerns. Please address this with Office & Production Services and S&EA on your location tech scouts.
Nearly all production companies use paints, stains, primers, etc., and all of these materials are regulated by the SCAQMD. Your paint foremen should be aware of the limitations imposed by these regulations because they govern the chemical content and use of all coatings and paints. All coatings sold through the Warner Bros. Studio Paint Department are SCAQMD compliant for their intended use.
The equipment used to apply coatings is also regulated by the SCAQMD. Certain limitations apply to spray guns, which may need an SCAQMD Permit to operate. Other limitations apply to the construction and operation of spray booths. A permit must be obtained prior to the construction of any spray booth, even if it’s temporary. Finally, remind all workers working with coatings or other chemical-based products to keep the lids tightly on cans when not in use, and to store all rags in closed containers.
If you need additional information or guidance on what products can be legally or used selected, please contact Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880.
Purchasing non-compliant paint and paint-related materials off-lot for use on the lot is a violation of SCAQMD Regulations and Warner Bros. policy. Violators and their Supervisors will be brought to the attention of Labor Relations.
PROP 65 WARNINGCalifornia Prop 65 requires businesses to give a “clear and reasonable warning” prior to exposing any person to a detectable amount of a chemical listed by the state as covered by the Prop 65 Statute.
The list contains a wide range of chemicals. Many of them are ingredients or components of common household products, such as ceramic ware, alcoholic beverages and aspirin. Others may be byproducts of certain combustion processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke and burning natural gas. Still others may be chemical- containing products such as dyes, or specialty pigments.
Therefore, as required by the CA Prop 65 Statute, the following Prop 65 Warning is provided:
“WARNING: This facility contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
NOTIFICATION TO EMPLOYEES: ASBESTOS-CONTAINING BUILDING MATERIALS
Both state and federal law require building owners to notify occupants of the presence of any asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings in which they work. We are making this notification to comply with these laws, and because it is Warner Bros. Studios policy to make such information available.
Asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in the construction of buildings and homes prior to 1979. ACM were once used as part of certain building materials, such as insulation, roofing materials, floor tiles, and spray-on insulation.
Warner Bros. Studio has a comprehensive Operation and Maintenance Plan for Asbestos Containing Materials. Under this plan, we use licensed ACM abatement firms to remove ACM from mechanical rooms and exposed pipes and ducts; and to remove any ACM present prior to or discovered while doing Studio remodeling and renovation work. In addition, we have conducted air sampling in all WB buildings known to contain ACM. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) set standards for building occupancy, and we are pleased to say that all WBSO buildings meet these standards.
The following WBSO buildings are known to contain ACM and are subject to this notification: 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 22, 27, 31, 34, 35, 37, 41, 44, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 76, 81, 90, 95, 131, 133, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 142, 143, 146, 151, 154, 155 and 3R.
The survey reports and bulk sample and air sample test reports for particular building locations are available for inspection by appointment. Because inhalation of unprotected airborne asbestos fibers may pose serious potential health risks, it is important that you not disturb potential ACM (i.e., by drilling, sanding or hammering) without first calling S&EA at 818-954-2890 to receive clearance.
WB Productions – Specialized Safety Equipment / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safety & Environmental Affairs (S&EA) maintains a variety of specialized safety equipment that is available for use by WB employees. S&EA’s safety-related equipment inventory includes items like face shields, hearing protection, fall protection equipment, horizontal safety lines, vertical rope grabs, Nomex clothing (coveralls, gloves, and hoods), airline respirators, potential confined space ventilators, and high-velocity ducted air machines. Disposable of personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided to individual employees free-of charge to protect them in a variety of work conditions. Other more expensive and specialized equipment is provided for your departments and production companies free of charge; however, lost or abused equipment will be charged to the production.
Fall protection is mandatory when working in situations that expose employees to potential falls greater than 4 feet in height and where guardrails are absent. Some examples: outside of the catwalks in the permanents of a soundstage; on roofs, shooting platforms or decks built for set construction.
When larger quantities of items are required, such as for an entire crew, disposable items such as safety glasses, dust masks, earplugs, gloves, and goggles, and other PPE items are available for purchase through the WBSO Paint Department (818) 954-4444, or VER Sales (818) 567-3000. In addition, S&EA maintains a limited supply of expendable safety equipment to be used in emergency scenarios.
Please call S&EA with any questions or concerns at (818) 954-2890.
Third Party Productions – Personal Protective Equipment
Productions unaffiliated with WB or its production entities who are leasing production space from WBSO are responsible to supply their employees with Personal Protective Equipment as required by Cal/OSHA. Please call S&EA (818) 954-2890 for specific requirements. This equipment can be purchased or rented from VER Sales in Burbank (818) 567-3000.
Fall protection is mandatory when working in situations that expose employees to potential falls greater than 4 feet in height and where guardrails are absent. Some examples: outside of the catwalks in the permanents of a soundstage; on roofs, shooting platforms or decks built for set construction.
General Purchasing Practices
Purchase materials, especially chemical products, in the smallest quantity possible.
Paint and Painting Materials
Purchase paint and paint-related products that comply with all local or state environmental regulatory agency requirements. The WBSO Paint Dept. sells compliant painting materials. Paint rags should be used sparingly. Air drying rags or throwing used rags, brushes, rollers, stir sticks, etc. in the trash is illegal.
Have all compressed gases delivered by the vendor to your location. Never throw compressed gas cylinders in the trash. Chain all cylinders in an upright position with valve covers tightened down. Segregate incompatible gases such as flammables (propane, acetylene etc.) from oxidizers (oxygen, etc.).
Inform all subcontractors you employ that the disposal of any waste generated by the subcontractor is the responsibility of the subcontractor. All waste must be taken by the subcontractor once the job is complete. Inspect their worksite frequently and watch for any dumping of waste materials into the waste hopper, storm drains, toilets, or sinks.
Special Effects and Environmental Considerations
Any form of artificial snow cannot be washed down storm drains. SnoFoam should be allowed to dry into a solid and then swept up and disposed of as trash. Special Effects materials should be evaluated and disposed of appropriately by the FX person in charge.
Cleaning Up Spills of Hazardous Material
All spills should be cleaned up promptly. The first priority after a spill is the safety of all personnel. Once personnel are safe, and if a qualified person is present, the environment should be protected by stopping the spill from reaching storm drains, sumps, gutters, soil, or bodies of water.
If a spill occurs, avoid touching it, walking in it or breathing it, and immediately take these steps:
When time permits, or if you are unable to clean up the spill, please report the spill and any containment efforts to S&EA at (818) 954-2890 or call the Hazardous Waste Facility at (818) 954-1271. The WBSO Fire Department can also help clean up a spill—especially during after-hours or on weekends. They can be reached at (818) 954-1261.
Hazardous Material Storage and Disposal
Any chemical containing products or hazardous materials productions is bringing onto the lot must be stored and segregated correctly by following the guidelines given on each product’s warning label. Do not store drums of materials or waste outside of any building or soundstage. Secondary containment may be required for proper drum storage, even if indoors. For further guidance, contact Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880.
Hazardous waste generated by in-house productions must be disposed of through the WBSO Hazardous Waste Facility. Examples of materials that are to be handled as hazardous wastes include: waste paint, paintbrush rinse water, paint rags, thinners, solvents, oils, empty aerosol cans, adhesives, special effects products, used brushes, rollers and stir sticks, etc. To arrange for disposal, contact Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880
Painting Operations / Waste Paint Consolidation and Labeling Guidelines
These guidelines are to be followed by all employees working with paint and paint-related materials while at Warner Bros. Studio or on location for a Warner Bros. production.
Productions working on the WBSO Main Lot should take all waste described below to the Hazardous Waste Facility (Avenue D and Eighth Street). For waste at the Ranch or on location, contact Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880.
Waste Paint Accumulation Limits
A total of fifty-five gallons (11 five-gallon buckets) of waste paint and waste paint-related materials may be accumulated inside the stage or on the set if the following conditions are met:
Waste Paint Drop-Off Procedures When at Warner Bros. Studios
All studio departments and production companies are required to drop off their hazardous waste at the WBSO Hazardous Waste Facility Bldg. 78, located South of Bldg. 47 at the intersection of Avenue D and 8th Street. Note: Non-WB Productions purchasing paint from WBSO are eligible for hazardous waste services.
When the maximum allowable fifty-five-gallon storage limit has been reached (any combination of the above waste categories equaling a total of 11 five-gallon buckets), the following procedures shall be followed:
Please call Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880 or Robert Contreraz (818) 954-1271 if you have any questions.
Waste Paint Disposal Procedures When on Local Location
When returning paint-related materials to WBSO (including brush water), attach a label to the bucket that exactly describes the contents of the bucket, as described above in “Waste Paint Consolidation and Labeling.”
Do not use terms such as “Sludge” or “Waste” to describe the contents of a bucket! In the event of a spill or mishap, police or fire departments may call for the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team if all containers of chemical- containing buckets are not properly labeled.
Leftover paint and brush water that can still be used can be transported back to the Main Lot. Materials that are considered “waste” cannot be transported by production and will need to be picked up by a licensed hauler. Contact Brent Gale for assistance at (818) 954-3880.
Used materials that cannot be reused are considered waste and cannot be transported back to the main lot. This waste will need to be picked up by a licensed hazardous waste hauler; S&EA has a list of pre-approved haulers. The pickup will require the acquisition of an EPA ID Number, which may take in excess of two weeks. Waste cannot be picked up or shipped until the number has been issued by the EPA, as it will be required on the federal hazardous waste manifests. Disposal in any other manner is against WB Policy.
If your production company anticipates that it will be generating any used chemical-containing materials off-lot that will be considered “waste,” contact Brent Gale at (818) 954-3880.
The types of materials discharged to the sewer or storm drain systems are highly regulated by local, state, and federal law. The chart below reflects Warner Bros. policy as to what can be discharged into each system. Employees violating the policies listed below will be subject to discipline, up to and including referral to Labor Relations and possibly termination.
The State of California, the Regional Water Quality Control Board and Warner Bros. Studios strictly forbid all employees, clients and tenants from intentionally dumping or allowing chemicals—including those labeled “environmentally friendly” or “biodegradable”—into the storm drain system.
Please review the WBSO storm drain policy guidelines below with your department heads and their crew as applicable. For any questions on wastewater, contact S&EA at (818) 954-2890 or the WB Plumbing at (818) 954-1700.
Make-Up & Costume Departments
Production / Construction – General Waste Disposal
READ THIS PRIOR TO SHIPPING ANYTHING BY AIR
When chemicals or chemical-containing products are shipped by air, they are called “Dangerous Goods.” Dangerous Goods are regulated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and these regulations are enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Many of the products used by consumers in their households would be considered dangerous goods. The same could be said of many of the products shipped by offices and production companies. Some examples of dangerous goods include household products such as hair spray, glass cleaner, aerosol cans (regardless of content), paints, lubricating oils, lithium batteries, etc.
Shippers of dangerous goods should keep in mind that certain materials, like pressurized cylinders or aerosol cans, could represent a significant risk to an aircraft and its passengers if shipped illegally. A mishap involving such dangerous goods could impart significant liability to the shipper.
The process by which products or materials are identified, classified, packaged, marked and labeled in accordance with these regulations is rather complicated. Unless you have been trained to ship dangerous goods, it is NOT recommended that you do so. Instead of shipping common, readily available products, consider having productions on location instead buy the products locally.
Shipping Dangerous Goods
Before shipping packages, identify the contents of the package and check for possible dangerous goods. If you are given a package to ship, ask for a detailed list of the contents. If you have products or materials that you GA: remove line break think might be dangerous goods, you should contact the mail carrier that you plan to ship the product or material with (i.e., Airborne, FedEx, etc.). They can tell you if it is a “dangerous good” and, for a small fee, most shipping companies can package and label your shipment for you.
Dangerous Goods Packers/Shippers:DHL – Dangerous Goods: 1-800-225-5345 or http://bit.ly/1tFDo3S
FedEx – Dangerous Goods: 1-800-463-3339 and say “dangerous goods” or http://bit.ly/S4YBrL
Employee / Guest-Owned Drones
Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) owned by employees or guests of WB are not permitted, and may not be operated on the WB Main Lot or Ranch Lot for purposes of recreation, rehearsing, testing or for actual production work.
Production / FAA Authorized Commercial UAV Companies
In September 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted regulatory exemptions to selected companies to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on scripted, closed-set, motion picture and television productions under specific, outdoor conditions within the United States.
This summary has been developed to provide guidance for all outdoor UAS operations, including when the UAS is flown as a prop.