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The latest news and information from Actsafe

November 2017 Safety Scene

Actsafe’s November 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Early bird tickets on sale for our Event Safety Conference 2018,
  • New STAR System announcement,
  • Actsafe Aspiring Film Maker Award 2018 Application
  • Smoke and Fog Research Project

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

The Use of Artificially Created Smoke and Fog in the Workplace

Actsafe Safety Association is crowdsourcing questions for a research project about the use of artificially created smoke and fog in the workplace. This is your opportunity to participate by asking any questions which concern you. No question is considered a dumb question and they don’t have to be technical or academic, as a matter of fact if you have questions, probably so do many others.

To help us crowd source we’ve partnered with the real-time “Ideas Engine”, Co-Digital,  a powerful and engaging technology for large groups to generate, prioritize and refine ideas. Register now to add questions, rank other people’s questions, and even make edits to questions about the safe use of artificially created smoke and fog. Together, this collaborative effort will ensure the right questions are asked.

For your opportunity to join in, ask your questions here.

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Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award 2018

Actsafe is proud to award aspiring filmmakers with the unique opportunity to get a kickstart on their careers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry.  The Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award will award one filmmaking team with the opportunity to have lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker, a behind the scenes tour of a local production and safety training geared towards working in the motion picture industry

For rules, contest details and the entry form, please see below.

Rate Consultation Sessions

Join WorkSafeBC, and other employers in your region, to learn more about:

  • proposed 2018 rates for your industry,
  • injury trends in British Columbia,
  • what you can do to reduce injuries, claim costs, and your insurance rate.

Attendance is free. For dates, and to reserve your seat, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Workers Compensation Act requires WorkSafeBC to set premium rates annually for employers in order to pay for the workers’ compensation system.

Premium rate increases and decreases are driven by injury rates, return-to-work performance and the resulting cost of claims, as well as being impacted by investment performance relative to required rates of return. Each year, costs in some rate groups go up, some go down and others stay the same.

In 2018, 63 percent of employers in B.C. are projected to experience a decrease in their industry base rate, 11 percent will see no change, and 26 percent will see their industry base rate increase.

Consultations with stakeholders are taking place this month, October 2017.

 

 

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October 2017 Safety Scene

Actsafe’s October 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Registration now open for our Event Safety Conference 2018,
  • October is National Ergonomics Month,
  • Ladder Safety Tips,

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

September 2017 Safety Scene

September Safety Scene 2017

Actsafe’s September 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Your invitation to our next Event Safety Conference 2018,
  • WorkSafeBC bulletin release on carbon monoxide exposure during film shoots,
  • Back to school driving tips,
  • Website re-design – we’d like your help!

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Actsafe is Hiring!

Actsafe is looking for a Safety Awareness Workshop Facilitator.

If you have a passion for safety and love sharing your knowledge of the motion picture and television industry, then here is an opportunity for you. Actsafe Safety Association, the industry’s leading organization for occupational health and safety education is seeking an experienced insider to join our team.

Purpose & Objectives the Course:
· The Safety Awareness workshop is designed to make safety engaging, interactive and fun for the audience. Safety a serious subject, but it doesn’t have to be boring!
· The objectives include learning about industry hazards, make personal safety assessments, and understand the rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in production.
· Workers leave here with excitement and desire to go out and fulfill their filmmaking dreams; knowing that they can also do that safely!
· Based on the highest standards of adult educational design, learning is achieved through conversations, group activities, games and case studies.
· Delivered at Actsafe’s state of the art facility in Burnaby; by energetic, enthusiastic and authentic facilitators, who keep a sleep-deprived audience excited and engaged.
· Required by DGCBC, IATSE 891, IATSE 669 and Teamsters 155 for entry into a variety of union positions.

Skills & Experience of the Facilitator:
· 6+ years working in the industry
· 3 years in a senior supervisor or department head role
· Experience in public speaking, facilitating workshops or training events
· Have a passion for health and safety
· Any professional teaching credentials or certifications would be an asset

This is a casual, part-time position with a flexible schedule for someone who can work 1-2 days per week. To apply send a cover letter and your resume to: resumes@actsafe.ca

Application accepted until August 18th, 2017

July 2017 Safety Scene

July Safety Scene 2017

Actsafe’s July 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Recommendations for managing fatigue,
  • WorkSafeBC #listentoyourgut young worker campaign,
  • Office closure notification,

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

June 2017 Safety Scene

May Safety Scene 2017

Actsafe’s June 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Summertime safety edition,
  • Knowing the differences between heat stroke and heat exhaustion,
  • AGM Announcement.

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, June 14th 9:00 am

Actsafe Safety Association’s Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, at the Actsafe office; Suite 140, 4259 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1H1.  Below is the link to the official notice and agenda for this year’s AGM.  

Please note that under Actsafe’s bylaws, only members in good standing have a vote and voting by proxy is not permitted.  The 2016 Annual Report is available to view, download and/or print here Annual Report 2016.

For further questions or additional information, please contact communications@actsafe.ca

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May 2017 Safety Scene

May Safety Scene 2017

Actsafe’s May 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • NAOSH Week information,
  • WorkSafeBC OHS regulation updates,
  • New Publications.

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Joint Health & Safety Committees Fundamentals Training

Effective April 3rd, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandates that all joint health and safety committee members are required to have a minimum of 8-hours of training. Please click the below notification for further information, registration and FAQs;

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April 2017 Safety Scene

April Safety Scene 2017

Actsafe’s April 2017 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • First JHSC Fundamentals training course held at Actsafe
  • Conference wrap up
  • Downtown Eastside filming notice
  • Performing Arts Safety Awareness workshop dates

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Recommendations for Managing Fatigue

This document has been reviewed by Actsafe’s Motion Picture Standing Committee and approved for distribution to British Columbia’s motion picture and television industry.

Humans are a day-oriented species and when we challenge that by working late into the night, there can be consequences.
The following recommendations will help you overcome those challenges and by doing so;
– Increase your personal health and safety
– Improve your family and social life
– Improve work performance
– Decrease your risk for injuries and ill health
– Decrease your risk for errors

Recommendations for Managing Fatigue, Motion Picture

Recommendations for Managing Fatigue, Performing Arts

 

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December 2016 Safety Scene

December 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s December 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Announcing Rick Antonson as our keynote speaker for the Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2017
  • Helpful suggestions to fight fatigue
  • WorkSafeBC Asbestos Warning

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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November 2016 Safety Scene

November 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s November 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Announcing the Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2017!
  • Helpful suggestions to fight fatigue
  • Winter driving checklists

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

October 2016 Safety Scene

October 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s October 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • IATSE Local 891 and Actsafe Collaboration Announcement
  • Looking For New Recruits? Check Out Our Student Availability Resource
  • Production Packages

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

September 2016 Safety Scene

September 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s September 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Actsafe Is Going On The Road!
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Evaluation Tool
  • New and Young Worker Orientation

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

August 2016 Safety Scene

August 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s August 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • WorkSafeBC Incident and Investigation Reporting
  • Suggestions for Fighting Fatigue
  • Our Comic Books Are Now Digital!

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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July 2016 Safety Scene

July 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s July 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Equipment & Material Handling Injury Reduction Initiative
  • WorkSafeBC’s new website!
  • Tips & Tricks For Fighting Fatigue

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

April 2016 Safety Scene

April 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s April 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • Actsafe’s STAR System announcement
  • Emergency Preparedness Week
  • What’s Wrong With This Picture?

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

A Special Announcement from Actsafe

Actsafe’s Board of Directors has approved the development of the STAR System, a new online database that will replace our current Passport system.

Actsafe’s STAR System will provide:

STAR System benefits

Watch your email for updates on the progress of our new records management system.

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COMING SOON…

To ensure you receive the latest news on the development of the STAR System, please subscribe to our monthly digital newsletter, the Actsafe Safety Scene.

March 2016 Safety Scene

March 2016 Newsletter Web Page Announcement

Actsafe’s March 2016 Safety Scene is now available online!

In this month’s issue:

  • NEW! Wheel Chock Info Sheet
  • Actsafe is Moving
  • Circle of Safety.

and much more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Wheel Chock Info Sheet

Actsafe’s Wheel Chock Info Sheet will explain the best practices regarding the selection and use of wheel chocks to assist in securing parked vehicles from unexpected movement.

 

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