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Pandemic, Planning, and Public Health in the Arts Community

What a wild journey we have all been on since the arrival of SARSCov- 2 in early 2020. Casting my mind back, I remember hearing reports of a deadly virus in China. Shortly afterward I began hearing about its detection in a variety of European countries with it moving swiftly toward us as Spring Break […]

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COVID, Kissing, and Cooties

When it comes to performing sex acts in mainstream media, we are limited by what we can show on camera. Kissing remains the only sex act we ask actors to perform and not simulate (with the exception of performers who prefer kiss-masking over non-simulated lip-locking). However, kissing is one of the more dangerous requests we […]

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Protecting workers from the increased use of disinfectants, cleaners, and sanitizers during COVID-19

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces plays an important part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. In the arts and entertainment industries, surfaces can include cameras, rigging equipment, costumes, and props. Workers who use cleaning products may risk chemical exposure that can cause injury.   Many cleaning disinfectants contain chemicals that are dangerous if not used as […]

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Biological Hazards in the Arts and Entertainment Industries

  Prior to 2020, biological hazards (also commonly known as ‘biohazards’) were typically thought of as a risk for individuals working in health care, laboratories, food services, and sanitation. Biological hazards in these settings have well recognized policies and procedures to ensure workers’ health and safety. Now that we are in the midst of a […]

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Monthly Updates, February 2021

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event. This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available […]

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Technical Difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties with some of our Service webpages. If you have an urgent query, or are searching for a particular resource, please email info@actsafe.ca or call us on 604 733 4682. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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MEWP Fact Sheet

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) This fact sheet is intended to give information on the required certifications and training for MEWP operators. MEWP Fact Sheet 2021 This fact sheet will help answer the following questions; Are MEWP operators required to be trained? What training is required to operate a MEWP? What are the different types […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2020

The theme for 2020 was MIND Your Health, Mental Health Awareness. Here you will find our list of session recordings and a curated list of resources on mental health and well-being. Session Slides, Resources, and Recordings: Sick and Tired: A Conversation About Stress and Fatigue with Mike Harnett. An Overview of Concussions and their Impact […]

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AESC Registration

The 2021 conference is presented on a Pay What You Can basis, including $0. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the arts and entertainment industries and we recognize that many of our member’s income has been affected. We want everyone to have the opportunity to join us to network and share knowledge. Please select the […]

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Safety Scene – Winter 2021: Biological Hazards

This quarter’s theme is Biological Hazards Biological hazards are at forefront of everyone’s minds since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. What are they? How do we minimize the risks from them in our homes and in our workplaces? What biohazards can be found on production?  In this edition of Safety Scene, we answer these […]

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Monthly Updates, January 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share with you some final updates for the year including that registration is now open for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference! You can register today for as low as $0.  You will also find out the winners of our Actsafe Gives Back initiative, information on the […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2020

November has been a busy month for the Actsafe team with the release of updated Provincial Health Orders filling our inboxes with questions from our industries. We thank everyone for their patience during this time as we navigate through the PHO information to find the best answers for you.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2020

October has been a busy month for Actsafe with the release of a new COVID-19 safety course, the development of a checklist to assist with COVID-19 Safety Plans, and an updated Provincial Health Order.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find information about all of the above, as well as a number of upcoming webinars, Actsafe […]

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Dec. 29th – System Upgrades

We will be upgrading our course system emails tomorrow, December 29th, to better serve our stakeholders. Please bear with us if you experience any technical issues today. If you have any queries, please email communications@actsafe.ca.

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2021 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest

The 2021 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest has just launched. The theme of this year’s contest — I am doing my part — challenges students to create a self-filmed video (maximum two minutes) that explores how young workers can stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace.  You can enter the contest if you’re a B.C. student […]

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Wishing you Happy Holidays from the Actsafe Team

2020 has been a unique year and one filled with challenges that we have all faced together. Thank you, our members, for your perseverance and patience throughout the year. The Actsafe team has been and always will be there to support you and we would like to wish all of you a happy, healthy, and […]

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Previous CSR Initiatives

OUR EFFORTS THUS FAR: Haste Makes Waste: How often have you just thrown something in the trash mindlessly because it was ‘too much effort’ to walk to the recycling bin at the other end of the office? Or used one corner of an A4 piece of paper and then just thrown it away? We at […]

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New Actsafe Gives Back Initiative is Launched!

CALLING ALL MOTION PICTURE AND PERFORMING ARTS INDUSTRY WORKERS Know someone that’s been struggling this year? Has work dried up due to COVID-19? Need help with upgrading your safety training? Actsafe has an opportunity for you.  We’re launching Actsafe Gives Back, a program that will allow disadvantaged workers from the arts and entertainment industries access to safety training they might not be […]

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Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021.  Please watch this space for Actsafe’s next offering. ______ Actsafe Gives […]

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Actsafe’s Notes on the latest Provincial Health Order

November 23, 2020 Thank you all for your patience. It’s been a busy few days since the province has issued its latest restrictions on social gatherings and the Actsafe team has been working hard to get up to speed. Below is updated guidance based on the most recent provincial and regional guidelines.  Live Streaming Productions can continue if:  No audience, patrons, or guests – a closed worksite.  Only […]

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Return To Operations – Safety Plans

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s Safety Team can review your safety plan before you head back to production. Upload your plan and we’ll endeavour to provide feedback within 72 hours. Quick links to […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Resources

Below you will find a list of WorkSafeBC resources to guide employers through occupational health and safety during the current pandemic and to ensure that appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers from the risk of transmission. WorkSafeBC Resource Date Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans November 11th, 2020 Maintaining COVID-19 Plans Actsafe Letter November 11th, […]

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WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans

Please find below the upcoming enhanced COVID-19 WorkSafeBC inspections and consultations at workplaces in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID Plans WSBC Maintaining COVID Plans Letter – Actsafe

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Training Records Search

Employers can search our worker database below by training taken, Union, or Department, to find the right fit. As a worker you have the ability to opt-out of this feature if you do not wish to be searchable.  Training Records

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Important Course Information

On this page you will find information on the following;  Cancellation Policy  Union Training Requirements  Group Training COVID-19 protocols when visiting the Actsafe office The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Call anytime for additional information, 604 733 4682.  CANCELLATION POLICY FOR LEAVITT MACHINERY COURSES: If you are unable to attend any Leavitt Machinery courses below, you […]

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