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Lockout WorkSafeBC Link

Lockout is the use of lock(s) to render machinery or equipment inoperable or to isolate an energy source in accordance with a written procedure. De-energization is the removing of energy from machinery or equipment. Equipment that is not de-energized and locked out can unexpectedly start when maintenance work is being done, which can result in serious injuries. […]

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Keep An Eye On Your Work Poster

Put this poster up at your office/worksite to raise awareness about the need for protective eyewear to prevent against eye-injury. Eye Protection Poster PDF

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Sound Levels Poster

Sound energy doubles every 3 dB. Check out our Sound Level poster to compare levels for common sounds in our industries. Sound Level Poster PDF

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Reducing the Risk of Fires or Explosions When Spraying Flammable Products, WorkSafeBC Link

Spray-applied products often contain flammable ingredients that can ignite when mixed with air. The tips in this bulletin can help you prevent fires and explosions from airborne flammable products in the workplace. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Canister Adhesives Info Sheet

This info sheet provides information on canister adhesives and possible alternatives to Sta’-Put SPH. The 2009 MSDS for Sta’-Put SPH, a popular adhesive commonly used by the film industry, lists it with a Hazard Designation Xn-Harmful, which means: Substances and preparations which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed […]

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Active Noise Control Communication Headsets for the Entertainment Industry Report

Is your current communication headset not working out for you? Do you find yourself raising the volume on your headset in order to hear the person with whom you are trying to communicate? Then, perhaps you will find this report useful. It describes active noise control and how it is currently being used in headsets […]

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Evaluation of ISOBORD and MDF – Occupational Exposure Report

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by Actsafe Safety Association to evaluate the potential exposures to formaldehyde and isocyanates associated with Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) products and ISOBORD ™ used to construct sets and items for film and theatre production. The results have indicated that without the use of proper engineering controls (e.g. local exhaust […]

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Wood Dust, Formaldehyde and Noise Exposures in Vancouver Film Construction Shops Report

Report established baseline exposure levels for noise, wood dust and formaldehyde and compared those levels with exposure limits specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Identifies ten recommendations to improve health in film studio construction shops. Wood Dust, formaldehyde and noise exposure in Vancouver Film Construction shops Report PDF

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SawStop Saws Info Video

Actsafe hosted an information session on the SawStop family of table saws for members of the Construction Departments of IATSE 891 and ACFC2020. See the saw in action!

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Construction & Demolition Fact Sheet

The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards are eliminated through organizing the work accordingly and by controlling access to the […]

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Construction & Woodworking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides safety information related to working with hand tools, power tools, and explosive-actuated fastening tools in order to ensure accident prevention. Construction Woodworking Fact Sheet PDF

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Hearing Conservation & Protection Booklet

Under an agreement with Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing, Actsafe has agreed to fund the testing of motion picture and performing arts workers. This pamphlet includes a list of “At Risk” occupations as well as information on sound-exposure limits, sound levels, hearing protection and how to get free hearing testing. Hearing Conservation and Protection Brochure PDF

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aDB Structural Engineering Inc.

Services include suspended & ground based truss design, full interior/exterior structural set design for movies & TV, custom elements for dynamic/stunt work, suspended sets & green bed systems and more.

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Free Hearing Tests

Actsafe provides free hearing testing to motion picture and performing arts workers in occupations deemed as ‘at risk’ of a hearing injury. Any other crew members tested are the responsibility of the production. Section 7.8 (1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise […]

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Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing

Services include respirator fit testing, hearing testing, hearing Protection evaluation & fittings, employee educational seminar, annual review & reporting.

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Hearing Testing Program

OHS regulations states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise exposure limits, hearing tests at least once every 12 months. Find out more about our hearing test program from our hearing testing poster.

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Equipment Safety Inspection Checklist

Please find our Actsafe Equipment Safety Inspection Checklist form below: Equipment Safety Inspection Checklist PDF

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Equipment Safety Inspection Log – Checklist

Use this log template to check off the parts of the equipment which have been inspected. Equipment Safety Inspection Log

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