Tools and Resources

IATSE 891 funds research by an expert advisory in occupational health and safety to help recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for environmental and physical hazards in film and TV production workplaces. Work commissioned to date:

Construction Mills – Dust Control

Find here guidance on equipment proven to reduce workplace exposure to harmful dust particles.

Spray Booths Decision-Making Tool

Find here guidance on how to determine what kind of spray booth is needed to meet existing health and safety regulations.

Calibrations Factors for Haze and Fog in the Film Industry

Find below the results of a study by IATSE 891 Safety Expert Advisors in collaboration with University of British Columbia (UBC).

Hot-Wire Foam Cutting Assessment Results

Find below an exposure assessment for workers involved in the hot-wire foam cutting process.

Workplace Safety Expert Advisory

Current Expert Advisors (listed alphabetically by surname)

    • Ed Chessor, Ventilation Engineer/Adjunct Professor - UBC
    • Mona Schum, Principal/Industrial Hygienist, Aura Health and Safety Corporation
    • Don Ward, Occupational Hygienist, formerly of WorkSafe

Role: Work in consultation IATSE 891 members and management to:

    • Identify emerging film and TV production workplace health and safety issues
    • Identify opportunities to enhance accident and injury prevention within the workplace
    • Propose and carry out initiatives including hazard exposure assessments
    • Develop resources to improve film and TV production workplace safety