air quality

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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Respirator Fit Testing

Actsafe offers a complimentary Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s motion picture and performing arts industries.  This service will now be provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing.

Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase of appropriate respirators (consult MSDS as required).

Refer to Actsafe Safety Bulletin #10 – Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs and Lighting Effects (PDF) for further information.

Please have a look at the attached PDF for more information and our new booking procedures.

Respirator Fit Testing PDF

Respirator Fit Testing Procedures


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May 2012


  • When you’re behind the wheel, driving is your only job
  • Paperwork now a lot easier with new online forms
  • Air Quality report gets international attention
  • View from the Third Floor: an observer’s perspective of a film set
  • Mobile Reg app updated
  • Actsafe courses
  • Communications survey winner
  • Staff changes at Actsafe
  • Share Actsafe resources
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Actsafe January 2012 newsletter


  • Fall protection in stadiums, arenas and theatres: prevent, then protect
  • Regulatory changes ahead
  • Hidden hazards in hair and makeup trailers
  • LPEC program review underway
  • Equip your car for winter weather
  • Courses and Certifications

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Indoor Air Quality of Hair and Makeup Trailers

Conducted by student researcher, Billy Quirke, from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Hygiene stream), this project investigated indoor air quality of hair and makeup trailers in Vancouver’s Motion Picture Industry.

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