Posters are available free of charge to those who work in the film and performing arts industries in British Columbia. If you would like to receive copies of any of the Actsafe posters listed below, please give us a call at 604.733.4682 or email us at

Respirator Fit Testing Service

As of January 1st, 2018, respirator fit testing will cost $200 (+ GST) per hour.

Due to rising cost and increased demand, our free fit testing model is no longer sustainable. This new fee represents cost recovery only and passes on an industry rate to our members that is significantly below market.

This service is provided to all members of Actsafe Safety Association and any corporation, organization, or associations that are engaged in the production of motion pictures and performing arts in British Columbia.

WorkSafeBC regulations specify that when respirators are required the employer must provide an appropriate respirator and ensure that the worker uses an appropriate respirator in accordance with section 8.34.

To protect you, your respirator must fit properly and form a good seal on your face. A fit test is done to check that contaminated air cannot leak into your respirator and be inhaled. To ensure a good fit, nothing, including eyeglass frames, head coverings or beards, sideburns, or stubble must come between your respirator and your skin where your respirator seals with your face.

When must you do a fit test?

  • Before you use your respirator for the first time
  • At least once a year
  • If you experience physical changes, such as weight gain or loss or broken facial bones, that could affect the respirator’s fit.
To book your session, or for further information, call Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing 604 596 8414 or 604 834 8444.

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Emergency Preparedness Plan

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared.

In our posters, you will find practical information on what to do in case an emergency should occur, including preparing an emergency kit, creating an emergency plan and what to do in the event of an earthquake or power outage.

Another great resource on emergency preparedness is Get Prepared.

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Workplace Emergency Preparedness

This four page quickstudy, developed and published by Actsafe, includes information on how to develop an emergency plan – including general procedures as well as strategies for specific emergencies (such as fires, earthquakes and floods).

The infosheet also includes a checklist for both office and personal emergency kits.

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Who Should I Talk to?

Reporting a hazard?  Looking for information?  Who should you call?

Finding out who to talk to about health and safety in the motion picture and performing arts industries in B.C. can get complicated.  That’s why we’ve come up with this little infographic to explain who to call, and when.

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Propane Awareness Sign

Actsafe’s Propane Awareness sign.

As part of our Propane Safety Awareness Campaign, Actsafe has a fantastic new resource to help workers recognize the hazards of propane radiant heaters in lunch and holding tents.

Propane Placard

Click here for the 11 x 17″ tabloid size version.

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Eye Protection

Raise awareness about the need for protective eyewear.

Emergency Contacts

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Print this fillable pdf poster and place in an easily accessible location to communicate vital emergency contact information clearly.

Hard Hats Mandatory Beyond This Point

8.5×11″ Hard Hats Mandatory sign for the workplace.

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This 11×17″ poster includes information on how to deal with an emergency procedure as well as a section to fill in relevant emergency numbers and contacts.

Guide To Proper Handwashing Techniques








Prevent the spread of germs using proper handwashing techniques.

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Information System)

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Your Right To Refuse

This 12×18″ poster provides step-by-step information on how to properly refuse unsafe work.