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The Walt Disney Company Manager, Health and Safety - Production WDT (PH) - New York in New York

Job Summary:

The Manager, Health & Safety will ensure that COVID-19 requirements are implemented on-set in conjunction with the Sr Executive Producer and other production leaders, including Operations. The individual will receive training and technical guidance from a Production Safety Specialist. The Manager, Health & Safety will report to an ABC News Production Executive with dotted line to Risk Management.

This position will support production of ABC Live, 20/20, World News Tonight with David Muir and other productions originating in our Times Square Studios in New York.

This is a Project Hire role with benefits.


  • Determines and ensures that each production meets the health and safety standards on daily basis in order to continue production

  • Lead COVID-19 health and safety planning in the workplace according to legal guidelines

  • Determine requirements needed for each department to comply with guidelines

  • Advise the production on best practices on health and safety related to COVID-19

  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law

  • Ensure required health compliance training for all crew, talent, etc. is provided

  • Order and distribute supplies (PPE, disinfectants, etc.)

  • Enforce Studio policies and protocols on-set in conjunction with production management

  • Manage staffing and supplies for cleaning and disinfecting including cleaning vendors

  • Provide reports to production management regarding concerns, violations, and compliance

  • Lead and escalate issues to Sr Executive Producer and Safety

  • Advise and guide Sr Executive Producer and production teams to implement changes as necessary

  • Establish an on-set network of crew members to assist with implementation and monitoring of the program

  • Work with all departments to ensure that staffing is in place to ensure key entry, egress and traffic flow areas are secure

  • Review prep and shooting schedules to ensure required social distancing procedures (pods, teams, etc.) are in place

  • Work closely with Set Medic

  • Work with departments to implement social distancing protocols for office/work spaces

  • Ensure employee screening protocols are in place

  • Stay current on new developments in health and safety to improve quality and efficacy of production processes

  • Support Sr Executive Producer with communications regarding policies and protocols, ensure messaging resonates with an editorial/creative audience.

  • Join staff calls as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Skills Desired:

  • Ability to adapt to varying work environments, possesses a strong pro-active work ethic and quickly adapt to new responsibilities

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven strong organizational skills including logistics, time management and scheduling

  • Must be a people person who can manage with confidence, maintain policy/protocol with crew, and operate with authority when needed

  • Must be comfortable speaking to groups and providing training

  • Strong problem solver in a highly fast driven creative environment

  • Flexible work style, able to prioritize and adjust schedule to support a 7 day a week operation, including early mornings, as needed

Technical Skills Desired:

  • Knowledge of safety and health standards and regulations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Adapting to latest development of technical skills and industry knowledge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OSHA Health & Safety Experience

  • Military experience

  • Medic / RN / EMT experience

  • Experience working with live television production

Job ID: 768981BR

Location: ,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

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