Course Synopsis

     Rightway Consulting is an OSHA compliance consulting company that educates businesses listed under General Industry, safe practices in the workplace. I, Samantha Isom am an image-maker (Photographer/) with 30 years in the photo/video business. I partnered with John Cordes, the founder of Rightway Consulting to provide information in order to help us in the production industry, build a safer work environment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Your instructor, John Cordes, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Safety Trainer for General Industry and an active member of the National Safety Council (NSC) with over 20 years of overall experience and a solid 11 years focusing on I.C. (Infection Control).

     Joining us for the Fall Winter PIC Course is Thomas Maddrey, the founding member and principal attorney at Maddrey PLLC, a boutique copyright, art, and photographer firm in Dallas, TX. He serves as General Counsel for the American Society of Media Photographer, one of the oldest and largest commercial photography trade associations in the United States. Thomas is a member in good standing of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Bar of the 2nd, 4th 5h and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the State of Texas. You can contact Thomas at 

     Also joining us is Marc Auerbach, HSS (Health & Safety Supervisor) and Owner of Safe Production Services. Safe Production SErvices have now completed over 60 shoots in the post-pandemic world, acting as Covid Safety Consultants and supplying compliance, planning, disinfection, PPE supple, briefing and production management services to media productions encompassing Stills, Fashion, TV Film, commercials & Print productions i in the tri-state area of New York and beyond. 

     John and I have built a training course culminating with a certificate of course completion, to help us make our sets safer. This course teaches the basics of infection control and specifically as it relates to COVID-19. Counties and states each have their own protocols for production. This can evolve regularly, so please check with your local film office or state to keep updated on their guidelines and to check if there are any mandates (laws) required for our industry. 

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Review current COVID numbers and trends
  • Chain of Infection
  • Epidemiology of this current strain of Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19)
  • Discusses the main strategies of Exposure Control- Elaborate on : Engineering Controls,(Physical barriers etc.)  
  • Preventative measures - How to mitigate contamination potential, air quality controls, air filtration, Ventilation, PPE, The role of testing, EPA approved disinfectants, Arriving/leaving, Transport, etc.
  • Explanation of the duties of a COVID Compliance Officer (CCO) Establish a screening program for Pre and Post-production with CDC Recommendations, manage COVID safety while on and off set, contact tracing, How to handle non-compliant individuals on set, What to do when a crew member or talent test positive for COVID
  • Air scrubbers: explained
  • Tools of the trade for our new normal: foggers, UVC box/wand, HEPA filter, air scrubbers,
  • Hair and Makeup Focus on PPE and disinfection
  • Catering/Crafty preventative measures, suggestions
  • Masks- explain the various functions and ratings of masks as to help you make an educated decision on your selection along with additional OSHA requirements if N95 (or similar)
  • Wardrobe(I'll review quarantine vs steam vs UV). Temperature etc 
  • Locations
  • " Tool Kit”
  • Disinfecting equipment vs disposable (pros & cons)  
  • Difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization
  • Risk levels (how to determine) Provided by the CDC
  • OSHA Current record keeping requirements
  • Q & A

     The information in this program is based on the education and experience of John Cordes, OSHA Authorized Outreach Safety Trainer for General Industry and represents the best practices at the time of this program's presentation (Oct 26, 2020). The materials have been created in light of the CDC and OSHA's prevention of disease spread. Official guidance and recommendations are changing regularly, and you must ensure you are following the current advice of your local, state, and national health authorities. This webinar is informative in nature, and neither Rightway consulting, Safe Production Services, the American Society of Media Photographers, MaddressPLLD, or the individual panelists can guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information. While this webinar presents many of the es recommendations at this time, the Webinar itself is not medical, legal, or safety advice.
     No webinar can adequately cover the nuances of every situation you may encounter, especially given the extensive uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 itself. By participating in this webinar, you understand and agree that the organizers, presenters, and their associates cannot be held liable for any illness or infection that may occur within your business as a result of your reliance on the information presented.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

  • 2



  • 3


    • Certification Disclaimer

    • Certification Exam

    • Last Question

Course Pricing