Workplace Safety


To help productions keep their employees and workplaces safe we've provided the following state, federal, and industry resources to assist you. The motion picture and television industry also follow union rules and regulations related to workplace safety including, but not limited to, the use of equipment, electricity, food, firearms, explosives, and personal health.  

*Production work in Arizona needs to comply with the COVID-19 safety-related protocols set forth in Governor Doug Ducey's Executive Order 2020-36.

COVID-19 Arizona Response:
For updated information please visit the Arizona Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) website.  Additional health information available at the Arizona Dept. of Health Services website.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit
Per OSHA website: "OSHA does not have any industry-specific standards for the entertainment industry. Generally, the entertainment industry would be covered under the general industry standards, although there may be some construction jobs that would be required to follow the construction standards. Standards in Part 1926 also apply to construction activities at non-construction sites. See 1910.12(b) for the definition of "construction work." 

To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint; or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Phoenix-area office(s):

Reporting and Recording Occupational Injuries & Illnesses - Industries Partially Exempt

Arizona State Plan Office
The Arizona State Plan applies to all public and private sector workplaces in the state, with the exception of federal government workers. Federal government workers (including those employed by the United States Postal Service), private sector maritime, employment on Indian Lands and areas of exclusive federal jurisdiction, copper smelters, and concrete and asphalt batch plants that are physically located within mine property, are subject to federal jurisdiction.

Phoenix State Plan Office (State)

800 W. Washington Street, 2nd floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Business Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm PT
(602) 542-5795
(602) 542-1614

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA (Federal)

Phoenix Federal Building
230 N. 1ST Avenue, Suite 202
Phoenix,  AZ 85003
(602) 514-7250

(602) 514-7251
Arizona On-Site Consultation Program from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH). Per OSHA website about this program - "An On-Site Consultation Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. At an employer's request, a consultant from a state agency or university will visit a workplace to help identify hazards and make recommendations on possible solutions, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs."

Other Industry Resources: 

Directors Guild, SAGAFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters - (CV-19) Safety Guidelines Report The Safe Way Forward  - Guidelines for COVID-19 and Set Productions for TV / Film

Producers Guild of America - PGA Safety Initiative The PGA's Safety Initiative webpage offers a multitude of links to safety references, presentations, and training materials for various types of production activities and environments (water, fire, fall, etc.). COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Contract Services (Burbank, CA) - Safety Bulletins Contract Services provides a training Safety Pass program as well as "safety bulletin" resources recommended by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee for the Motion Picture and Television Industry that can provide productions with additional understanding of the "California industry-standard" for a variety of production environments and activities. These bulletins address specific safety uses for the use of various equipment, materials, and environments.   

Harassment-Free Workplace - PGA Resource Guide

Pyrotechnics, Explosives, Firearms - Visit our webpage