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Manager, Health and Safety – Production DGE (PH) – New York

Walt Disney Television,ABC News

This is a Full-time position in NORTH PITCHER, NY posted April 29, 2021.

Job Summary:

The Health and Safety Manager will ensure that COVID-19 requirements are implemented in ABC’s New York campus working in conjunction with production and other department heads supporting a number of ABC News productions, such as World News Tonight, Nightline and ABC News Live. The individual will receive training and technical guidance from a Production Safety Specialist and will report to the Sr. Manager, Health & Safety.

This is a Project position and employment will continue on this Project at the company’s sole discretion, and in no event shall extend past the completion of the Project.


  • Monitor staff and crew to ensure masks are worn properly and social distancing is being adhered to; notify Sr Manager of any non-compliance
  • Work with building management to ensure approved signage is posted and maintained and work on awareness campaigns.
  • Draft plans for cleaning/sanitation schedules
  • Enforce Studio policies and protocols on-set and in surrounding production facilities and offices in conjunction with production and operations management
  • Work with departments on social distancing protocols for office/work spaces
  • Monitor hand washing and sanitizing units, as well as PPE levels around the facility
  • Support and help coordinate onsite COVID testing for staff and crew when needed, working in partnership with Health & Safety Managers and operations management
  • Order and distribute PPE supplies
  • Stay current on new developments in health and safety to improve quality and efficacy of production process
  • Work with building management to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols are adhered to
  • Will require a flexible schedule including nights and weekend work

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience working on set with feature or television production
  • Ability to adapt to varying work environments, possesses a strong pro-active work ethic and quickly adapt to new responsibilities
  • Ability to escalate issues to the Sr. Manager, Safety & Health
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proven strong organizational skills including logistics, time management and scheduling
  • Must be a people person who can manage with confidence and maintain policy/protocol with crew.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to groups and providing training
  • Ability to confidently manage difficult conversations
  • Highly creative and driven to problem solve
  • Have a willingness to keep a flexible schedule (rotating shifts to support a 24/7 operation)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of safety and health standards and regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Desire to continue development of technical skills and industry knowledge.