SMART START: COVID-19 Cleaning and Sanitization for Media Productions

July 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2020 – one session per day – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

To register please e-mail your full name to and indicate which day you wish to attend.

A joint training session by Film Training Manitoba & On Screen Manitoba.

COVID-19 has required that we all make necessary changes in our lives to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. As our production sector is starting up, and with the release of the Manitoba Media Production Industry COVID-19 Safety and Health Guide, FTM and On Screen Manitoba (OSM) are pleased to provide this 2-hour Zoom training session with veteran film industry professional Lesley Oswald.

Manitoba media production professionals should take this session to develop a greater understanding of their role and responsibilities with COVID-19 Cleaning and Sanitization.

When it comes to safety and health, participants will learn how they can contribute to developing a safety culture in the workplace during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants that successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of attendance.

Topics covered during this course will include:

  • What are infectious viruses?
  • COVID-19 and more
  • Terms
  • Proper hygiene & handwashing methods
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and/or sanitizing procedures by area
  • Applying COVID-19 safety and health practices to workplace policies and procedures. 

Please note: 

All Manitoba media productions professionals are encouraged to take this introductory course to prepare for working on set, on location and in the production office during the COVID-19 pandemic. This training has been developed in consultation with professional health and safety experts and aligns with the Manitoba Media Production Industry COVID-19 Safety and Health Guide.


Lesley Oswald has been in the film industry in Manitoba for over 40 years. During the course of her career she has worked in the film and television industry as a Script Supervisor, Director, Producer, Line Producer, and Production Manager.  Lesley is a former board member of FTM and has developed curriculum and instructed a wide range of FTM’s online and in-class training sessions.


Four options to choose from – July 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2020 – (1pm to 3pm).

To register e-mail:

Please provide the date for the session you wish to attend, your full name and the organization you are a member of (e.g. ACTRA MB, MB production company, IATSE 856, DGC MB, ICG 669, OSM, and DOC Winnipeg etc.). FTM will send you a confirmation, and Zoom link. For tracking purposes, once you are assigned a session please do not swap or trade spots with other participants.


  • Delivery: Zoom webinar
  • There will be 30 minutes for questions following the presentation

Cancellation Policy: 

FTM & OSM reserve the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. 

3 Responses to “SMART START: COVID-19 Cleaning and Sanitization for Media Productions”

  1. Dean Chyzy

    Would like to register when next course becomes available. Thank you

    • Hi Dean. Please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page as that’s where we’ll announce any new Zoom sessions like this one.
      Thank you


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