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Safety Recommendation R-15-013
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Synopsis: On February 20, 2014, about 4:30p.m. eastern standard time, a crew of at least 12 people was filming a movie scene on a railroad bridge near Jesup, Georgia, when northbound CSX Transportation (CSX) freight train Q12519 approached. As the train passed the film crew’s location on the bridge, it struck a prop—a metal-framed bed. Debris from the prop struck some crewmembers on the bridge walkway. One film crew member was killed, and six others with injuries were transported to local hospitals. The accident occurred in the CSX Nahunta Subdivision at milepost A543.7 on the railroad bridge across the Altamaha River.
Recommendation: To the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts; Location Managers Guild of America; The International Cinematographers Guild Camera Local 600; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, and Operation Lifesaver: Work with the other recommendation recipients to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Await Response
Mode: Railroad
Location: Jesup, GA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA14FR005
Accident Reports: Film Crew Trespassing on CSX Right-of-Way
Report #: RAB-15-01
Accident Date: 2/20/2014
Issue Date: 3/24/2015
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Directors Guild of America (Open - Await Response)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (Open - Acceptable Response)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Open - Await Response)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Open - Await Response)
International Cinematographers Guild (Open - Await Response)
Location Managers Guild of America (Open - Await Response)
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Producers Guild of America (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (Open - Await Response)
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Open - Await Response)
Studio Utility Employees (Open - Await Response)
Writers Guild of America (Open - Await Response)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
To: NTSB
Date: 4/22/2019
Response: -Liz Campos, Executive Director, IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries: The IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund appreciates the opportunity to respond to advisement R-15-13. We are in receipt of the notices and advisements from both the NTSB and Samantha Dulaney, General Counsel for the IATSE. The IATSE Training Trust Fund has existed since 2011 and was created to advance the skills and safety of IATSE workers across the United States and Canada. We promote safety, skills and craftsmanship by providing training that improves existing skills, develops new skills, embraces technological change and focuses on the safest way to perform the work of the crafts; support training opportunities to all employees working under the jurisdiction of the IATSE and develop state of the art training tools, resources and methods. Much of what we do encompasses safety training, developing resources around safety training, and reaching out to IATSE workers to make them aware of the resources available to them through the IATSE Training Trust Fund. Additionally, we work in concert with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund ("CSATF") on various training initiatives and as such we have taken the following steps to comply with NTSB advisement R-15-13: • CSATF has updated one of their online safety courses ("A2") to include the information include the information covered in advisement R-15-13. o IATSE workers have access to the online course containing the updates. The IATSE TTF will continue to reach out to IATSE workers to encourage their participation in the CSATF course covering railroad safety. • CSATF is updating their Railroad Safety Bulletin to include information covered in R-15-13. This is available on line 24/7. o The IATSE TTF links to the safety bulletins on our website and will run a news item reminding people of the Railroad Safety Bulletin and informing them of the update. • The IATSE TIF is developing an online Hazard Identification course whose content will be completed by the end of the year. We are currently determining whether to incorporate a fact sheet/section on Railroad Safety that includes the information covered in R-15-13 this existing course or as a stand-alone fact sheet/course. We will continue to promote safety, communicate the various trainings and resources available and the message relayed in the letter above as widely as possible through all our social media and other outlets.

From: NTSB
To: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Date: 2/19/2019
Response: We note that, to satisfy this recommendation, on December 6, 2018, Ms. Dulaney sent a letter to the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF) and the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund advising them of Safety Recommendation R 15 13 and asking them to develop the recommended training modules. We further note that these two organizations provide safety training for IATSE members and represented workers. In our previous letter, we discussed the training materials OLI developed in response to Safety Recommendation R-15-13, which we said could provide the basis for a response that would satisfy this recommendation for IATSE. Ms. Dulaney’s letter to the CSATF and the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund discussed the OLI activities, and she sent a copy of her letter to OLI. If we can provide any additional information to assist you, CSATF, or the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund with this recommendation, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Marcus, Acting Chief, Safety Recommendations Division. Pending the CSATF and the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund incorporating railroad safety information into the skills and safety training for IATSE-represented workers, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 is classified OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
To: NTSB
Date: 12/6/2018
Response: -From Samantha Dulaney, General Counsel: Reference is made to your letter dated November 2, 2018. The IATSE strenuously disagrees with your conclusion concerning its response to Safety Recommendation R-15-13. The IATSE International takes member/worker safety seriously and their protection is a top priority for us. It was our member, Sarah Jones, who was killed on the ill-fated "Midnight Rider" and our members who were injured on that production. Your high-handed comments are not warranted, substantiated or correct. Nevertheless, we have shared your Recommendation R-15-13 with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund and with the IA TSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund, both of which provide skills and safety training to workers represented by the IA TSE. We trust that both training funds will receive Recommendation R-15-13 as well as the Operation Lifesaver, Inc. materials with all due importance and will incorporate them, as appropriate, in their skills and safety training. Perhaps it would be better use of the NTSB resources to facilitate connection/communication between CSATF/IATTF and OLI.

From: NTSB
To: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Date: 11/2/2018
Response: Our investigation into the accident in Jesup found that the film crew’s leadership requested permission to film on CSX property, but CSX denied their request. Because interviewees provided contradictory information during our investigation, we could not determine who made the final decision to disregard the denial and film on CSX’s bridge: some of the film crew leadership told us they thought others were handling the permission to be on CSX property, while others believed it was safe to film. In our investigation report, we said that this assumption was reckless, and it endangered the entire film crew. We issued this recommendation because a number of movies contain scenes on and near railroad tracks, but it is not known how often film crews have obtained the railroad’s permission and cooperation to film in those locations. We are concerned that members of the film industry may not be aware of the risks of trespassing on railroad property. We have pointed out that OLI is an advocacy organization that partners with governments and railroads to raise awareness for railroad safety, but the film industry has not been a traditional audience for OLI outreach. We issued Safety Recommendation R-15-13 because a partnership between the film industry and OLI would increase safety for film crews. On August 6, 2018, OLI wrote to us regarding this recommendation, saying that it had created the recommended educational materials and had placed them on a “Filmmaker Safety Tips” page on its website, as well as distributed the information through social media outlets. The material includes a public service announcement video intended for filmmakers and a list of film policies and contacts at major US railroads. OLI said it was e-mailing the other recipients of Safety Recommendation R-15-13 (including the IATSE), urging them to use the materials and resources. OLI planned to issue a press release about the material on its website regarding filmmaker railroad safety. This press release was distributed to transportation trade outlets, film industry publications, film schools, and organizational training programs to further educate the film industry on these safety resources and procedures. On September 12, 2018, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 to OLI was classified “Closed—Acceptable Action.” We note that people who work under IATSE collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), especially those who work under IATSE CBAs covering film, television, and motion picture production, take safety training classes required by the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF), including the CSATF Safety Pass program. We reviewed the list of classes in the Safety Pass program (as of July 10, 2018) and, although the courses appear to cover a variety of important workplace safety issues for employees involved in film production, none mentions safety issues when working near railroads, nor discusses any subjects relevant to Safety Recommendation R-15-13. We further note that the training provided by the IATSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund, which offers online training, includes safety courses developed by the CSATF; however, we did not find any of this training to be related to the issues in Safety Recommendation R-15-13. Finally, we note that you launched a safety hotline, accessible to all IATSE members across industries. Although this safety hotline provides a valuable service, we did not find any content related to the issues raised in Safety Recommendation R 15 13. Ms. Dulaney wrote that the IATSE expects all employers with whom you have CBAs to provide a safe work environment for your members. She also said that you believe that our recommendations need to be implemented by employers, and that you are hopeful that we are ensuring compliance with the recommendation. Although we agree with you that an employer is responsible for its workers’ safety, we also believe that everyone, including you and the employees that you represent, should be aware of potential safety risks and ensure that appropriate mitigations are in place. Our investigation of the accident in Jesup revealed that the dangers of being on and near an active railroad property had not been adequately addressed before the accident. We would expect, based on the lessons learned from our investigation, that if the IATSE is representing someone working in the future at a filming site located on or near a railroad property, you will use the resources that OLI provides, such as the list of film access policies of each major railroad, and who to contact at each railroad regarding potential filmmaking activities to ensure that appropriate steps have been taken to protect the employee that you represent. We reiterate that, in the Jesup accident, although CSX had denied access to its property, some of the film crew leadership stated that they thought others were handling the permission to be on CSX property, while others believed it was safe to film. We issue safety recommendations to organizations, such as the IATSE, that we believe are able to take action to prevent transportation accidents from recurring. However, we do not have the authority to require that a recommended action be taken. The training materials discussed in Ms. Dulaney’s letter do not cover the issues included in Safety Recommendation R-15-13, nor do they reference the resources developed by OLI. Incorporating the OLI materials into a Safety Pass class or providing a link to OLI’s Filmmaker’s Safety Tips webpage via your safety hotline, are examples of actions that would satisfy this recommendation. Pending the IATSE making its membership aware of the OLI safety resources, particularly when employees that the IATSE represents will be working on or near railroad property, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 is classified OPEN--UNACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
To: NTSB
Date: 9/18/2018
Response: -From Samantha Dulaney, General Counsel, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada: I am General Counsel to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada AFL-CIO, CLC (IATSE). We are in receipt of your correspondence regarding the Film Allman LLC production "Midnight Rider" and recommendations proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board. It is important to note at the outset that is an employer's responsibility to provide safe, hazard-free work environments. We are a labor union. We represented workers employed on "Midnight Rider" in job classifications covered by IA TSE collective bargaining agreements (CBA). We did not employ any of those who worked for Film Allman. The IA TSE International participated in any inquiries that focused on the safety of the members and workers on that production. During the filming of that production, IATSE member Sarah Jones was killed. Several other IA TSE members and workers were seriously injured. As we do with all employers with whom we have CBAs, we expected Film Allman to provide a safe work environment for our members. On "Midnight Rider" and on every production, stage, concert hall, arena, etc. in which our members and workers are employed, the IATSE holds employers and those in charge of cast and crew responsible for the safety of IATSE members and workers. Please also be advised that many of those who work under IATSE CBAs, especially those who work under IATSE CBAs covering film, television, and motion picture production, are required to take safety training classes required by the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). CSATF is administered by a board of trustees solely appointed by the multi-employer association of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. One of the programs administered by the CSATF is Safety Pass. As described on its website, the Safety Pass program addresses the "Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) requirements that employees be trained (and the training documented) in the safe use of equipment and work practices on their job. Because of the freelance nature of many motion picture and television assignments, the Safety Pass Program provides valuable assistance in meeting the training needs of the industry by providing industry-wide general training, thus allowing the Producers to concentrate on the site-specific training for the work at hand." See CSATF website at _www.csatf.org/safety.shtml Thus, IA TSE members and represented workers on television and film productions covered by the CSATF undergo training to work on productions. In addition, there exists training provided by the IA TSE Entertainment & Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund, which is managed jointly by employer and union trustees. These online trainings include safety courses developed by the CSATF for IA TSE classifications under certain CBAs covering film, television and motion picture production. In the wake of the tragedies on "Midnight Rider", the IATSE launched a Safety Hotline accessible to all members across industries/crafts. Finally, the IATSE has a Safety App that includes access to the Safety Hotline as well as forms that may be completed to advise of hazardous, unsafe conditions. Any NTSB recommendations, would have to be implemented by employers. And, because one injury is too many, we are hopeful that the NTSB is ensuring compliance with its recommended course of action. In conclusion the IATSE is and has always been concerned about safety and we do all we can to ensure that employers provide safe work environments for our members and those we represent.

From: NTSB
To: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015, we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Location Managers Guild of America
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Location Managers Guild of America
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Location Managers Guild of America to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; 2 Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Location Managers Guild of America: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response. [Original Signed]

From: International Cinematographers Guild
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: International Cinematographers Guild
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: International Cinematographers Guild
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. Asa result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; Location Managers Guild of America; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600. R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response. [

From: NTSB
To: Producers Guild of America
Date: 10/26/2015
Response: We are pleased that you have sent a newsletter to PGA members regarding the importance of safety on set when private railroad property is being used in film production. We note that the newsletter directs your members to the NTSB website for additional information about the March 24, 2015, accident and our report of the investigation. Additionally, we note that you posted a notice on your website regarding safety on set, and that you provided your members a free seminar on April 11, 2015, titled “Producing Dangerous TV.” We appreciate your efforts to satisfy Safety Recommendation R-15-13, which is classified CLOSED—ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: Producers Guild of America
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/2015
Response: -From Susie Casero, Director of Arbitrations and Legal Affairs, Producers Guild of America: The Producers Guild of America ("PGA") is in receipt of NTSB Safety Recommendation R-15-13 (the "Recommendation"). We write in response thereto. Pursuant to your request, the PGA has disseminated a reminder to PGA membership and the public at large that addresses the concerns outlined in the Recommendation, and more broadly advises producing team members about the imp011ance of maintaining safety on set. The notice sent out pursuant to the Recommendation ("Notice") is as follows: AN IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING SAFETY ON SET On March 24, 2015, following the tragic railroad accident that occurred in Jesup, Georgia in 2014 resulting in the death of one crew member and injury to six others, the National Transpm1ation Safety Board ("NTSB") issued a safety recommendation to the film industry asking that the Producers Guild of America ("PGA") and other industry organizations remind producing team members that "( I) railroads are private property requiring the railroad 's authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad's safety procedures to reduce hazards." See NTSB Safety Recommendation R-15-13 at http://www.ntsb.gov. The PGA is concerned about the health and safety of those involved in connection with every production, not just productions involving the use of private proper1y or, specifically, railroad property. The PGA hereby reminds all producing team members that the use of private property for production purposes of any kind requires the advanced authorization of the property owner. If such authorization is obtained, anyone accessing the property and its surrounding areas must follow the safety procedures provided by the property owner in order to reduce potential hazards to those on or near the property. This authorization is particularly important when the property being accessed involves dangerous activity, as is the case when filming at or near locations that include airplanes, trains, vehicles or moving objects of any kind, or property that is otherwise inherently dangerous. If producing team members intend to film on public property, the PGA asks that all involved be aware of potential risks that may prove hazardous to those on or near the production and asks that all appropriate precautions be taken. The Notice was posted as the lead "Feature" on the PGA Website (www.producersguild.org) on June 17, 2015 and can be accessed not only by PGA members, but also by the public at large. See Exhibit A hereto. After a few weeks, the Notice will be moved to a permanent location on the PGA website. The Notice was also included in the PGA Weekly Newsletter, which was disseminated to PGA membership on June 17, 2015. See Exhibit B hereto. As a general matter, the PGA strives to continuously apprise its members of the importance of safety on set. For example, on April 11 , 2015, the PGA hosted "Producing Dangerous TV," a free seminar offered to PGA members regarding how to safely produce television in dangerous conditions over land, air and sea. See Exhibit C hereto. This seminar is but one example of the steps that the PGA regularly takes to ensure that it is proactive in the movement to promote set safety. The PGA would like to thank the NTSB for taking up this important matter, and for issuing the Recommendation to the film and television industry. We appreciate your efforts and welcome future questions or comments.

From: Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local600; the Producers Guild of America; the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; the Directors Guild of America; the Writers Guild of America; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 399; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: R-15-13 Work with the other recommendation recipients to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; the Producers Guild of America; the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; the Directors Guild of America; the Writers Guild of America; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response. [

From: Directors Guild of America
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: Directors Guild of America
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Directors Guild of America
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Directors Guild of America to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; the Producers Guild of America; the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; the Writers Guild of America; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Directors Guild of America: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Writers Guild of America
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response

From: NTSB
To: Writers Guild of America
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Writers Guild of America to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015, we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014, accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; the Producers Guild of America; the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; the Directors Guild of America; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Writers Guild of America: R-15-13 Work with the other recommendation recipients to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: International Brotherhood of Teamsters
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 399: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response

From: NTSB
To: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015,we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014,accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov, under report numberRAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Directors Guild of America; Writers Guild of America; Teamsters Local 399; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40: R-15-13 Work with [the other recommendation recipients] to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: Studio Utility Employees
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/2019
Response: LETTER FROM THE CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND: -From Ingrid Lohne, Chief Administrative Officer, Contract Services Administration Trust Fund: We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the NTSB’s recommendation arising from the “Midnight Rider” production in Georgia. Contract Services Administration Trust Fund was established over 50 years ago to provide training, education, and studies that further safety in our industry. Since 2003, our Safety Pass program has delivered more than one million hours of training to over 50,000 film and television workers. Our 32 safety awareness courses cover a wide array of topics, such as Locations Safety, Fall Protection, and Lighting Safety. We have also partnered with the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industry Training Trust Fund (IATTF) to make our “A” — General Safety and “A2”— Environmental Safety courses available. Since the NTSB’s recommendation in 2015, we have undertaken the following steps. In November 2015, we met with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and learned about the work they do to promote railroad safety. We discussed ways to get the message out as widely as possible at that meeting. In 2016, we added the NTSB’s recommended language to our “Locations Safety” course. We have also revised our Safety Bulletin #28 “Guidelines for Railroad Safety” to include the following language: “Railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter. Once authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards.” These safety bulletins are available to the public 24/7 at our website www.csatf.org and are used by productions around the world. They are created by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee that includes; Producer representatives from the major Studios, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the West Coast Studio Locals, the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; the Directors Guild of America; the Teamsters Local 399; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724. Additionally, we plan to add the NTSB’s recommendation to the “A2” — Environmental Safety course. This online course will be taken by approximately 40,000 production employees through our Safety Pass program as well as individuals working in areas across the country such as Georgia through the IATTF. Both trust funds work in concert to deliver training across the industry. We are confident that these steps will further the culture of safety and effectuate the NTSB’s recommendation. We remain committed to addressing safety concerns in our industry and will continue to utilize our platforms to reinforce this important message. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want additional information about any of our training and programs.

From: NTSB
To: Studio Utility Employees
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. It has been over 3 years since we issued this recommendation to you, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing it. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement this recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Enclosed is a copy of our March 24, 2015, letter to you issuing the recommendation. It provides information on the recommended action and our basis for the recommendation. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Studio Utility Employees
Date: 3/24/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 23, 2015, we adopted our report concerning the February 20, 2014, accident, in which a train struck a movie prop, causing flying debris to strike film crewmembers on a railroad bridge walkway.1 Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendation may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our website, http://www.ntsb.gov,under report number RAB-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued one new recommendation to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Moving Picture Technicians, Artists, and Allied Crafts; the Location Managers Guild of America; the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600; the Producers Guild of America; the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; the Directors Guild of America; the Writers Guild of America; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local399; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 40; Studio Utility Employees, Local 724, Operation Lifesaver; and the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: R-15-13 Work with the other recommendation recipients to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize that (1) railroads are private property requiring the railroad’s authorization to enter and (2) that, if authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Chairman HART, and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov. If it exceeds 10megabytes, including attachments, please e-mail us at the same address for instructions. Please do not submit both an electronic copy and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Date: 9/12/2018
Response: We note that you created the recommended educational materials and have placed them on a “Filmmaker Safety Tips” page on your home webpage. You have also distributed this information through social media outlets. The material includes a public service announcement video intended for filmmakers, as well as a list of film policies and contacts at major US railroads. We further note that you are e-mailing the other recipients of Safety Recommendation R-15-13, urging them to use the materials and resources that you created, and you are issuing a press release about the material on your website regarding filmmaker railroad safety. This press release will be distributed to transportation trade outlets, film industry publications, film schools, and organizational training programs to further educate the film industry on these safety resources and procedures. Thank you for taking these actions to satisfy Safety Recommendation R-15-13, which is classified CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 8/6/2018
Response: -From Wende Corcoran, Interim President, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.: On June 24, 2015, Ms. Joyce C. Rose, then President and Chief Executive Officer of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), wrote to then-NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart with our organization’s plans to address NTSB Safety Recommendation R-15-13. As requested in Mr. Sledzik’s July 5, 2018 follow up correspondence, this letter outlines the following additional actions that OLI has taken and plans to take in relation to NTSB Safety Recommendation R-15-3. The June 24, 2015 OLI letter to the NTSB said that OLI had taken initial steps to work with the film industry by 1) Producing a public awareness campaign focused on the messages in the NTSB recommendation, including a video public service announcement (VPSA) and other elements yet to be determined, and 2) Working on an ongoing basis with the other recommendation recipients and the television and motion picture industry on educational materials to ensure they know the proper procedures. Those procedures include: (A) The railroad’s authorization is required to enter or film on any railroad tracks or other property, and (B) If authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. Ms. Rose also told the NTSB that OLI would be providing anti-trespassing safety brochures and fliers to be distributed that year at the Los Angeles film industry conference, ScriptFest. On September 24, 2015, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 was classified “Open—Acceptable Response” by NTSB. Below are the additional actions that OLI has taken and plans to take on this issue: • OLI has created, posted on our website, and is distributing via social media a public service announcement (PSA) intended for filmmakers, which emphasizes that filmmakers need to get the proper permission from the railroad to film on railroad property. • OLI has created a “Filmmaker Safety Tips” page on its website and included an oli.org homepage link. • OLI has created a short presentation for filmmakers, which includes the PSA, safety tips, and links to resources, and linked it to the “Filmmaker Safety Tips” page on the OLI website. • OLI has compiled a list of film policies and contacts at major U.S. railroads, which is included as a link on the “Filmmaker Safety Tips” page on the OLI website. • OLI will send an email to the other named parties in the NTSB recommendation detailing the actions listed above and urging them to use these new rail safety resources. • OLI will issue a press release on the new filmmaker PSA and other filmmaker rail safety resources and distribute it to transportation trade outlets, film industry publications, film schools and organizational training programs to further educate the film industry on these safety resources and procedures. We believe the actions above will satisfy the intent of this recommendation R-15-13. I ask that the Board consider this recommendation closed with acceptable action. If you or any Board members have questions, please contact me.

From: NTSB
To: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Date: 7/5/2018
Response: On June 24, 2015, Ms. Joyce C. Rose, then President and Chief Executive Officer, described your organization’s plans to address this recommendation, including collaborating with the other recommendation recipients to create and distribute the recommended educational materials. Ms. Joyce also said that OLI had taken an initial step to work with the film industry by providing antitrespassing safety brochures and fliers to The Western Group to be distributed at the Los Angeles film industry conference, ScriptFest. On September 24, 2015, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 was classified OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE. In the 3 years since then, we have not received any further updates regarding your progress toward satisfying this recommendation. We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendation R 15 13, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Date: 9/24/2015
Response: We are encouraged that you plan to collaborate with the other recipients to create and distribute the recommended educational materials and that you have taken an initial step to work with the film industry by providing anti-trespassing safety brochures and fliers to The Western Group for distribution at the Los Angeles film industry conference, ScriptFest. We look forward to receiving updates regarding your progress. In the meantime, Safety Recommendation R-15-13 is classified OPEN—ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 6/24/2015
Response: -From Joyce C. Rose, President and CEO: The National Transportation Safety Board’s March 24, 2015 safety recommendation emphasized the importance of a unified approach to educating the film and television community on the issue of trespass on train tracks. The deadly “Midnight Rider” filming incident that spurred these NTSB recommendations illustrates all too well the devastating results that rail trespassing incidents have on families, colleagues, train crews, and communities. Every three hours in the U.S., a vehicle or a person is hit by a train. The mission of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is to educate motorists and pedestrians about the potential dangers that they face at all highway-rail intersections and along train tracks. OLI looks forward to working with the other NTSB recommendation recipients to create and distribute educational materials that emphasize the danger of being on privately-owned railroad tracks and property without permission. The NTSB recommendation reinforces our organization’s existing anti-trespass efforts. As resources allow, OLI intends to: 1) Produce and distribute to the named entities a public awareness campaign focused on the messages in the NTSB recommendation, including a video public service announcement (VPSA) and other elements yet to be determined. 2) Work on an ongoing basis with the other recommendation recipients and the television and motion picture industry on educational materials that film schools and organizational training programs can utilize to ensure they know the proper procedures outlined below. Our materials will emphasize that: (A) The railroad’s authorization is required to enter or film on any railroad tracks or other property, and (B) If authorization is given, everyone on scene must follow the railroad’s safety procedures to reduce hazards. OLI is laying the groundwork for these actions by developing relationships with film industry professionals. OLI provided anti-trespassing safety brochures and fliers to Mr. Art Miller of The Western Group for a Los Angeles film industry conference, ScriptFest, which was held May 29- 31, 2015. Mr. Miller hosted a conference session on film set safety, and distributed existing Operation Lifesaver education and outreach materials to conference attendees (OLI pedestrian safety brochure entitled “Myths or Realities? Pedestrian Safety Around Tracks & Trains” and “Shortcut to Eternity” fliers, attached). OLI will look for other opportunities to partner with Mr. Miller on materials for his film industry training classes. OLI has also established contact with actor Michael Gross, who had previously served as a spokesman for Operation Lifesaver in the early 1990s. Mr. Gross is interested in assisting OLI with making useful connections with film production companies to facilitate effective distribution of Operation Lifesaver public awareness campaigns and educational materials as they are developed in response to this NTSB safety recommendation.