The Production Infection Control Course

Keeping job sites safe and protecting people during the Covid-19 crisis.

We are excited about getting back to set in our new normal. Many photo and video professionals have been discussing this since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, yet very few if any of us have prior experience with things like infection control.

Samantha Isom is an image-maker (Photographer/DP/Director) with 30 years in the commercial photo/video world. Samantha has teamed up with John Cordes of Rightway Consulting, 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). We have designed a course tailored to production professionals on safety practices for the unique needs of our workplaces during a pandemic.  


There are currently no government regulations, nor rules regarding COVID for production workplaces. We have built a training course culminating with a certificate of course completion, to help reassure your clients and make your sets more safe for everyone involved. We cover the following topics:

Review the Chain of Infection

Epidemiology of this current strain of Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19)

Discusses the main strategies of Exposure Control and elaborate on Engineering Controls (physical barriers, etc.)

Preventative measures on how to mitigate contamination potential: PPE, EPA approved disinfectants, arriving/leaving, transport

Proper Mask Use with explanations of 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)

Hair and Makeup with a focus on PPE and disinfection

Wardrobe review of quarantine vs steam vs UV, high temperature and other factors

Catering/Crafty preventative measures and suggestions

Explaining the position of a Health Services Team or Individual + their duties, establish a screening program for Pre and Post-production (with CDC Recommendations)

Helping each department to use critical thinking in making wise decisions for their production environment


Safety Tool Kit covers must haves like finding the right gloves, no-touch thermometer, etc.

Sterilization of Equipment how to safely disinfect electronic devices, pros/cons of  disposable options

Risk levels and how to determine, guidelines 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 the program's presentation. The materials have been created in light of OSHA and CDC's June 2020 guidelines and recommendations for workplace safety, and they do not guarantee the prevention of disease spread. 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.

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Understand how to mitigate the risk of infection in your work environment. The cost for the course is $100 (video lesson, exam, and certifiication included).

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