Archive for November, 2016

What Would Don Do?

Join Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these testing times. 
 
Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don!
 
Contact Don at donparman@actsafe.ca to get signed up.
 
Keep an eye on our social media platforms for upcoming dates. 
 
We look forward to seeing you and learning together.

Workers Compensation Act Updates April 2020

The revised Workers Compensation Act has now taken effect (April 6th, 2020). The revisions are intended to make the Act easier to read and understand, and will not change its legal effect. However, there will still be some change involved.

There are references to the Act in Actsafe Safety Association’s materials and resources which will be revised to reflect these updates. 

For more details on the changes, the provincial government has made the following resources available on their Revision of the Workers Compensation Act web page:

Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy

When Rebecca Orr laces up her shoes to walk in Steps for Life, her reasons are both intensely personal, and universal. Rebecca’s husband Lance was killed when a load of heavy concrete forms slipped from the chains of an overhead crane and crushed him. Now, Rebecca participates in Steps for Life– Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy and will act as a spokesperson for the walk in Vancouver this spring.

“I am honoured to be taking part in my 4th Steps for Life walk,” Rebecca says. “By sharing my story I hope to raise more awareness of the effect workplace tragedy has on the families left behind.”

Steps for Life is a five-km walk to support families like Rebecca’s, affected by workrelated fatalities, life-altering injuries and occupational disease. Created in 2005, Steps for Life is the flagship fundraiser for the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support (known as Threads of Life). This spring, 29 communities from coast to coast will play host to Steps for Life. They will be joined by individuals and organizations who are committed to workplace health and safety.

The annual event raises money so that Threads of Life can provide peer support programs and services for families, and increase awareness about the importance of workplace health and safety. Last year’s Steps for Life raised more than $770,000 for this work.

“We all have a role to play in workplace safety,” Rebecca says. “I don’t want to have what has happened to me happen to someone else. Let’s make our community and our workplace a safe place to be. Because one life lost is one too many.”

You can get involved by registering to walk, or donating to another walker or team. Steps for Life includes a team challenge for any group of three or more walkers, who join together to participate and raise money for the cause.

For more information about Steps for Life walks, visit: stepsforlife.ca

Actsafe is supporting Threads of Life as part of our 2020 CSR initiative by donating all revenue generated from the advertisements in 2020’s quarterly newsletters to this incredible association.

 

This article was written for our quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. You can find a link to the full edition below.


Click here for the full Spring 2020 Edition of Safety Scene.

Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2020: Concussions

This quarter’s theme is Concussion.

During these testing times, we hope this edition of Safety Scene will help keep us all engaged with one other as we continue social distancing.

Concussions are not to be taken lightly. Even a ‘small’ bump to the head can result in a life-threatening brain injury. The spring edition of Safety Scene focuses on the importance of understanding concussions, the correct steps to take if you or a co-worker hits their head, and finding out first-hand what it is like to suffer from a concussion.

To begin reading, click here.

Click here for a quick access PDF for viewing, downloading, and sharing.

Click here for a quick link to the CATT Concussion Awareness, Response, and Management Flowchart Poster.

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We want to hear from you!

We appreciate any feedback you may have. Maybe you’d like to write an article for our next edition? For content and advertising opportunities, please email Jennifer at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca.

We are printing a limited number of quarterly newsletters on Sugar Sheet. If you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact communications@actsafe.ca.

Class Order – Mass Gatherings, Re: COVID-19

For those of us in the Live Performance Venue, Performing Arts, Organizing or Conducting Special Events industries, and for anyone who owns, occupies and operates places at which large numbers of people gather, an order from B.C.’s Health Minister below:

NOTICE TO OWNERS, OCCUPIERS AND OPERATORS OF PLACES AT WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE GATHER (CLASS) ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER
(Pursuant to Sections 30, 31, 32 and 39 (3) Public Health Act, S.B.C. 2008)

View the order here or click below.

 

COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources

Course Cancellation & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 At Actsafe, the health and safety of our course participants and the Actsafe team is of the utmost importance. As such, Actsafe has decided it best to cancel all inhouse classes scheduled up to and including April 30, 2020 to mitigate the impacts associated with the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. 

If you registered and paid for either the Occupational First Aid-Level 1 course or the Motion Picture Industry Orientation course, you have the option of getting a refund or keeping a credit on file for a future date.

If you are registered for the Motion Picture Safety 201 – Safety for Supervisors course, the Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals course or the Reel Green Carbon Literacy course, there will be no charge to rebook into a future date.

 We apologize for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause.

Leavitt Machinery courses are going ahead as scheduled. However, if you are exhibiting the following symptoms, coughing, high fever, difficulty breathing, we ask that you do not go to class. Please let us know and we will rebook you into a later class at no additional charge.

Actsafe is following the situation and will provide updates when necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to email: info@actsafe.ca.

 Follow our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates.

Preventative Measures

We are all responsible for safeguarding ourselves and take every precautionary measure to remain uninfected with the virus. Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others. Health Canada suggests:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after:

o   using the washroom and when preparing food

o   use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

  • when coughing or sneezing:

o   cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand

o   dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mental Health

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Actsafe reminds you that taking care of mental health is as important as looking after physical health. Coronavirus has thrust the world into uncertainty and this may be taking its toll on people’s mental health. For those who may be suffering from the stress of this situation, please remember that there are resources through Calltime: Mental Health that can help. We urge everyone to look out for one another during this time.

Actsafe Team Availability

Actsafe Safety Association is doing its part in mitigating the exposure and spread of COVID-19 to its team and community. Therefore, the Actsafe office is currently closed until further notice. However, the team are working remotely and continue to be available by phone, email, or LiveChat. Please reach out with any queries or concerns.

In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries, which you may view here.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet

This information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) covers precautions that both employers and workers can take to avoid contracting and spreading the virus. At the time of this publication, according to BCCDC, B.C. has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency.

What is coronavirus? 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which in humans can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). The new coronavirus has been named COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

The symptoms of COVID-19, are similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and common cold. They include: 

  • coughing 
  • sneezing 
  • fever
  • sore throat 
  • difficulty in breathing

At this time, the available information suggests the incubation period is up to 14 days. The incubation period is the time from when a person is first exposed until symptoms appear. 

How does coronavirus spread?

When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables, or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. If they are standing within six feet of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. 

Steps employers can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • If practicable, employers should curtail non-essential work at the workplace and consider having workers work remotely (e.g. work at home)
  • If it is necessary for workers to come to work, employers should put preventative measures in place such as; 
    • where practicable, reconfigure the workplace to maintain appropriate distance between workers,
    • encourage physical distancing (maintain six feet distance), and
    • limit worker travel.
  • Make sure workplaces are clean and hygienic by keeping surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) clean and disinfecting regularly. Make hygiene materials such as sanitisers available, where possible.  
  • Reinforce personal hygiene messages such as handwashing to workers and anyone else who may enter your workplace.

Steps workers can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if entering the workplace:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitisers if you are unable to wash hands
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands 
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more from others
  • Staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others

Other preventative measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Social Distancing: Social distancing is a way that you can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact with others. This includes limiting activities outside your home, staying home when you’re sick, avoid social activities in large gatherings, and if you are out in public keep six feet distance between you and others. 

Self-Monitoring: If you have reason to believe that you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, then monitor yourself for 14 days for one or more symptoms of COVID-19.  

Self-Isolation: If you have been exposed/in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days then you need to self-isolate and avoid contact with other people.

If you develop symptoms, isolate yourself from others immediately and call HealthLink at 811 for an assessment and to determine next steps.

Please refer to the following links to keep updated about the latest information – 

This info sheet was developed using various resources including BCCDC, WHO, WorkSafeBC, and Government of Canada. 

Click below for downloadable PDF version;

 

 

Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2020: Learning, Training, and Development

This quarter’s theme is Learning, Training, and Development.

This edition of Safety Scene is jam-packed with articles to inspire you and your team to invest more time into training and development.

Learning, training, and development can be carried out in many different ways, be it at our Entertainment Safety Conference, an Actsafe course, or just running a fire drill with your team. This edition’s centrefold has 4 toolbox talks for you to use to help educate your workers on a number of health and safety topics, including how to conduct risk assessments and how to report safety concerns

To begin reading, click here!

 

Click here for a quick access PDF for viewing, downloading, and sharing.

Click here for a quick link to our Toolbox Talks webpage.

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We want to hear from you!

We appreciate any feedback you may have. Maybe you’d like to write an article for our next edition? For content and advertising opportunities, please email Jennifer at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca.

We are printing a limited number of quarterly newsletters on Sugar Sheet. If you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact communications@actsafe.ca.

Did you know we offer group training?

Are you looking to schedule in a large group for machinery training? Would you like your crew to be trained on your work site? You are on the right page!

Actsafe will work with Leavitt Machinery to cater to your crew, and schedule as best we can. Group Training can be accommodated with Aerial Lift, Fall Protection, Counterbalanced Forklift, Telehandler/Rough Terrain, and Skid Steer Training. 

Once you submit a Group Training Request form, we will send you our Group Training Policy that will cover class size limitations, experience levels, price, and a schedule example as they pertain to each class. 

Please fill out his Group Training Request Form below and an Actsafe representative will contact you within 2 business days to discuss your training options.

Job Posting – Safety Advisor

We’re seeking a candidate to fill the role of Safety Advisor here at Actsafe Safety Association.

About Us

Actsafe supports the Entertainment industry in British Columbia by providing occupational health & safety advisory services, resources, training and support as needed to help employers, workers and supervisors achieve a healthy and safe workplace. Actsafe was established in 1998 and we serve members in the motion picture, television, performing arts, commercial production and live event industries in British Columbia. We employ a professional team of industry advisors, health & safety specialists to support our members. We are a not-for-profit industry organization passionate about what we do and how we impact people every day.

We want to continue to engage our membership while looking forward to assisting more entertainment companies, large and small, to promote good health and safety programs. If you are an enthusiastic safety professional who brings exceptional knowledge, standards and experience in engaging our members by implementing high quality safety programs, here is an opportunity to serve the entertainment industry by joining Actsafe Safety Association.

Position Summary:

The aim of the Safety Advisor is to offer value to our members without compromise, deliver the highest level of service by assisting our members to implement Health & Safety Management programs through advising, training and providing resources.

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  1. Safety Program Advisory Services
  2. Resource Development and Training Facilitation

  3. Membership Engagement

For the full job description and requirements, please read the full description here; Safety Advisor – Motion Picture.

Early Bird Registration Deadline, AESC 2020

Get your full conference pass for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference before Jan. 31st and save $100! Single day passes go on sale Feb. 1st. Register here.

Why attend? The #AESC2020 brings together a broad range of stakeholders from the motion picture, live events, health and safety, education, and beyond to network and learn about entertainment safety from a range of experts in their fields across a 3 day conference.

For new sessions and speaker announcements check out our conference website here.

Announcing Actsafe’s New Safety in Entertainment Awards

Actsafe is happy to announce that we are launching the inaugural Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards.

The six awards will recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety in 2019 in the arts and entertainment industries. We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety within the industries that Actsafe supports.

Closing date for nominations is February 14, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact our Marketing and Communications Coordinator Jennifer at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca.

Motion Picture/Television Categories Performing Arts/Live Event Categories: 

Safety Ambassador of the Year:

Awarded to an individual or organization that has carried the safety torch out to the industry.

Criteria

  • Only motion picture stakeholders qualify. This can include suppliers and companies not in our classification unit but are engaged in motion picture, television or commercial production.
  • Must have engaged with Actsafe as part of their Safety Leadership.

Safety Innovation of the Year:

Awarded to an organization, company, or individual that has created or pioneered a safety system, philosophy, product, or policy that has positively affected the motion picture industry in BC. 

Criteria

  • Not limited to BC industry stakeholders, though preference will be given to BC nominees.

Safety Board of the Year:

Given to an organization or company that has the best safety board displayed at their production or workplace. 

Criteria

  • Must be an industry stakeholder.
  • Must contain the basic elements required by WorkSafeBC.
  • Creativity is considered.
  • Overall effectiveness.

To nominate: A photo of the safety board must be submitted, or the safety board must be observed by one of our safety advisors during outreach work.

Safety Ambassador of the Year:

Awarded to an individual or organization that has carried the safety torch out to the industry.

Criteria

  • Only performing arts/live event stakeholders qualify. This can include suppliers and companies not in our classification unit, but that are engaged in performing arts/live events.
  • Must have engaged with Actsafe as part of their Safety Leadership.

Safety Innovation of the Year:

Awarded to an organization, company, or individual that has created or pioneered a safety system, philosophy, product, or policy that has positively affected the performing arts/live events industry in BC. 

Criteria

  • Not limited to BC industry stakeholders, though preference will be given to BC nominees.

Safety Board of the Year:

Given to an organization or company that has the best safety board displayed at their production or workplace. 

Criteria

  • Must be an industry stakeholder.
  • Should contain the basic elements required by WorkSafeBC.
  • Creativity is considered.
  • Overall effectiveness.

To nominate: A photo of the safety board must be submitted, or it must be observed by one of our safety advisors during outreach work.

Please note that we will only present awards to nominees that we deem to have met each of the required criteria. 

Nominate Below (one nomination per form);

 

Early Bird Registration Open for AESC 2020

EARLY BIRD SALES CLOSE JANUARY 31!
Visit actsafeconference.ca to learn more and to register.

2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference
March 5–7, 2020
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC

Register now for the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike!

  • 300 Delegates
  • 50+ 90-Min Sessions
  • 20 Tradeshow Exhibitors
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Social Events
  • Free Industry Training
  • 3 Full Days of Programming

In its fourth year in 2020, Actsafe’s annual conference expands to a third full day to include programming for the motion picture and television industry as well as the live events and performing arts industries.

Actsafe’s Entertainment Safety Conference (formerly Event Safety Conference) brings together a broad range of stakeholders from motion pictures and television, festivals and the performing arts, the music industry, venues and event production and venues, tourism, health and safety, education, municipalities, labour unions and beyond to network and learn about entertainment safety from a broad range of experts in their fields.

The conference will be jam-packed with over 50 informative sessions covering a range of topics pertaining to safety, health, and wellbeing with experts in their fields, live demonstrations, more than 20 tradeshow exhibitors, and social events.

BONUS: Registration also includes a free (non-transferrable) Industry Training course in Occupational First Aid (Level 1) or Firearm Safety (Level 1). Courses are held outside of conference dates.

SESSION PROPOSALS
Got a great idea for a presentation, panel discussion, roundtable, or interactive/hands-on demonstration? We want to hear from you! Session proposals are accepted until December 20.

NOTE: CROWD SAFETY WORKSHOP
Those who work in the areas of security, public safety, production and event planning, and audience services won’t want to miss this: For the third year running Actsafe is thrilled to welcome back UK-based crowd safety expert Eric Stuart of Gentian Events Ltd. to present his popular two-day Crowd Safety Workshop on March 3–4. This workshop is a sell-out every year, so register early to avoid disappointment. Details at actsafeconference.ca/crowd-safety-workshop.

Naloxone Training – Nov. 26th, 2019

Canada is facing a national opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency. Between January – August 2019 there have been 584 fentanyl-detected deaths in B.C., according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Discover how you can recognize and help prevent opioid overdoses with our free Naloxone Training, in partnership with Vicky Waldron of Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan.

Next available course date: November 26th, 2019. Register below;

Naloxone Training

 

World Mental Health Day 2019

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, which raises awareness of mental health issues around the world.

For our industries here in British Columbia, Calltime Mental Health is an initiative by British Columbia’s motion picture industry unions to assist workers and employers grappling with mental health and addiction issues both in and out of the workplace.

We’re also pleased to announce that the theme for next year’s Actsafe Injury Prevention Week is MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness.

The goal of this annual event is to highlight the importance of a safe and healthy work culture amongst B.C.’s arts and entertainment industry workers and to provide shareable tips, tools, and resources to help prevent illness and injuries.

Save the date: September 21st – 25th, 2020. Bookmark our Injury Prevention Week page for updates, announcements, and resources.

Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2019: Emergency Preparedness

This quarter’s theme is Emergency Preparedness!

This edition is filled with information on how to be prepared for an emergency at your workplace, and also at your home. It includes articles from Actsafe’s safety team, the City of Vancouver’s Desiree Hamilton, and Gentian Events Ltd’s Eric Stuart. This edition’s centerfold is Actsafe’s Emergency Preparedness info sheet that has tips on how to introduce emergency preparedness practices into your worksite.

To begin reading, click here!

Click here for a quick access PDF for viewing, downloading, and sharing.

Click here for a quick link to the centrefold pullout; the Workplace Emergency Preparedness info sheet.

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We want to hear from you!

We appreciate any feedback you may have. Maybe you’d like to write an article for our next edition? For content and advertising opportunities, please email Jennifer at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca.

We are printing a limited number of quarterly newsletters on Sugar Sheet. If you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact communications@actsafe.ca.

Google Chrome Browser Troubleshooting

If you are using a Google Chrome web browser to complete our online courses (including Motion Picture General Safety Awareness 101), please ensure that your browser is up to date by following these steps;

Mac & PC;

  1. Click on the MORE button in the top right hand corner (3 vertical dots);

2. Help>About Google Chrome

3. A new tab will open and will confirm whether the browser needs to be updated.

4. For Android or other Apple products, please refer to Google Help for more information.

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2019 Is Well Under Way!

AIP Week 2019 is well under way!

Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, we’ll be posting resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily:

Date Topic
Monday, September 9th Orientation Basics
Tuesday, September 10th Delivery & Documentation
Wednesday, September 11th Role of the Supervisor
Thursday, September 12th Safety Orientation
Friday, September 13th Toolbox Talks

This year we also have a safety cafe which will be visiting a production near you! Check out which location you can attend for a complimentary coffee, swag and orientation conversations;

Date Location
Tuesday, September 10th Riggit (9am – 1pm)
Mammoth Studios (2pm – 5pm)
Wednesday, September 11th North Shore Studios (10am – 1pm)
Bridge Studios (2pm – 5pm)
Thursday, September 12th Vancouver Film Studios (10am – 1pm)
Friday, September 13th TBC

#AIPWeek2019

 

Click on the poster to view the full size PDF for printing;

 

Labour Day 2019

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe Labour Day weekend!

Actsafe will be closed from 2pm Friday, August 30th and will re-open on Tuesday, September 3 at 9am.

If you experience a worksite emergency, contact WorkSafeBC. Their Prevention Information Line is 1.888.621.7233

Actsafe Appoints New Executive Director

Nancy Harwood, Chair of the Board of Directors of Actsafe Safety Association, is pleased to announce that Manu (Manobhiram) Nellutla has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 11th, 2019.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Actsafe, I wish to welcome Manu to his new role and say how much we are looking forward to Actsafe’s future with his leadership. Manu was selected by the Board’s Recruitment Committee from a field of highly qualified candidates after a rigorous search”, stated Ms Harwood. “ We are very impressed with Manu’s experience and successes as a senior executive with another progressive health and safety association, his passion for health and safety, and his proven leadership abilities.”

Manu brings a wealth of expertise from his current position as Chief Operating Officer with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (MSABC) to his new role. Actsafe’s entertainment industries will be well served by Manu’s experience of delivering high-quality services and resources to stakeholders and advancing initiatives that lead to successful health and safety outcomes for industry.

Manu has a background in the fields of ergonomics, education, health and safety, and research. He holds a Masters in Physiotherapy with specialization in musculoskeletal and sports, Post Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.

Before his tenure at MSABC, Manu was a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Rwanda. He has also taught Occupational Health and Safety in MSc Public Health program at Mount Kenya University.

 “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity to provide leadership at Actsafe,” said Nellutla. “I am looking forward to working with the Actsafe team, industry members and all other stakeholders as we strive towards making British Columbia the safest province to work in the entertainment industry.”

The official announcement can be found here. Welcome Manu!

 

 

Safety Scene – January 2019 Edition

In the January 2019 issue:

  • Motion Picture Safety Awareness Course is Now Online.
  • Actsafe’s Event Safety Conference 2019.
  • How to Beat the January Blues.
  • WorkSafeBC 2019-2021 Policy Workplans.

Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning tickets to see an advance screening of ‘Stan & Ollie’.

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

Motion Picture Safety Awareness Course Launches Online

Motion Picture Safety Awareness is making the move…to online!

Launching January 7th, you will now be able to complete this free course online, at your leisure.

This interactive, video-game style course takes approximately 5 hours and can be completed in parts, all while collecting both stars and knowledge along the way!

Click here to begin the course!

Safety Scene – December 2018 Edition

In the December 2018 issue:

  • Actsafe’s Event Safety Conference 2019.
  • New AEDs available in January.
  • Working in cold weather conditions.
  • Actsafe seeks new Executive Director.

Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning one of five $10 Starbucks vouchers by completing our short Newsletter Feedback survey.

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

Actsafe Seeks New Executive Director

For the full opportunity description, click here.

The Executive Director is responsible for the effective administration of Actsafe Safety Association, and for achieving the goals of the mission statement and the objectives set by the Board of Directors. Appointed by the Board of Directors and reporting to the Chair, the Executive Director provides leadership in the management of Actsafe, the facilitation of stakeholder input, and directs the staff in the planning and development, administration, finance, management, and mentoring of all Actsafe activities.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Julian Manchon or Tony Kirschner
LEADERS INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH #880—609 Granville Street Vancouver,
BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422
Email: vancouver@leadersinternational.com

Actsafe Launches Injury Prevention Initiative

To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe we’ve launched a new digital safety initiative, Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week).  Each year AIP Week will highlight preventable industry injuries within different sectors of production work. This year’s week long campaign is entitled Back Here, Safety Matters and puts a focus on the leading causes of injury in BC’s motion picture industry and its workers, working on and around trucks.

Actsafe’s inaugural AIP Week begins the week of November 5th. During campaign week, Actsafe will provide productions with additional resources, with an aim to help employers, supervisors and workers address the theme of the campaign. In addition, film studios will feature large art installations drawing attention to, and creating conversations around, the resources necessary to keep a production’s crew safe around trucks.

For further info check out our page dedicated to AIP Week here.

 

 

 

Actsafe’s Executive Director Steps Down

Geoff Teoli has accepted an exciting new position with the City of Vancouver so, unfortunately, this means that his last day with Actsafe will be October 5th, 2018.

Over the past five years Geoff has led Actsafe through significant innovation and growth, enhancing our organization’s delivery of services and support to the motion picture, television, performing arts and live event industries. He will leave a legacy of strong leadership, collaboration and passionate commitment to Actsafe’s health and safety mission.

We would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Actsafe Team, Board of Directors, Standing Committees and our communities at large, to thank him for his support throughout his tenure with Actsafe. Please join us in wishing Geoff tremendous success in his future endeavours.

You can find Actsafe Safety Association’s Board Chair, Nancy Harwood’s, official announcement of this news here

Safety Scene – February 2017 Edition

We’ve dedicated the February 2017 issue to the inaugural Actsafe Event Safety Conference.

Plus, in the February 2017 issue:

  • View our complete conference program
  • Complete conference schedule
  • Dancer Transition Resource Centre ‘on the MOVE’ event dates
  • Top 10 most viewed Motion Picture bulletins 2016
  • Full publication of our ‘Recommendations for Fighting Fatigue’ document

and a whole lot more!

View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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