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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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Identifying the ‘invisible injury’: What happens when concussion concerns enter the spotlight

Whether it’s on a movie set, backstage, off-camera, or during rehearsal, a concussion-causing event can occur. Due to the complex, high-pressure work environments of the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries, workers face situations every day that put them at risk for sustaining this traumatic brain injury. – Shelina Babul, PhD, Clinical […]

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Finding Answers for Questions Around Concussions

When I was first approached to write an article about concussions for Safety Scene I was tempted to discuss all the things that I know about concussions (which isn’t much alongside the experts who have graciously contributed to this edition). Then I realized that the questions I have about concussions might be shared by other […]

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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 […]

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Concussion Awareness, Response, and Management Flowchart

The entertainment production community, working with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, is happy to make the Concussion Awareness Training Tool’s (CATT) Concussion Awareness flowchart available for employers, supervisors, and workers in B.C’s arts and entertainment industries. This flowchart outlines a pathway that should be followed to respond to and manage a suspected concussion […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts Workplaces

This concussion in performing arts slideshow was presented at the 2018 Actsafe event Safety Conference by Dr. Jeffrey Russell of Ohio University. 

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Concussions Motion Picture Fact Sheet

A concussion is generally the result of a blow to the head, face or jaw, or even elsewhere on the body. A concussion may also result from a whiplash effect to the head and neck. Health effects can include wide range of short- or long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. Concussion Fact Sheet […]

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Concussion Awareness Video

Kerry Goulet speaks to UBCP Stunt Performers regarding the dangers of incurring a concussion while working in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries.

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Industry Updates

Industry Updates What Would Don Do? Workers Compensation Act Updates April 2020 Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2020: Concussions Class Order – Mass Gatherings, Re: COVID-19 COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2020: […]

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Newsletters & Monthly Updates

Newsletters & Monthly Updates Actsafe wants to keep our members up-to-date on industry news and information. Once a month we send out a Monthly Update letting you know about upcoming events, courses, and industry news. Quarterly we send out our newsletter, Safety Scene. This 24-page newsletter is based on a theme and is filled with […]

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Beating the Odds

On Feb 9th, 2019 while skiing, I suffered a concussion. I have no memory of the fall that day and ‘lost’ 30-40 minutes in total. As I know the correct concussion protocol, I visited an emergency room later that day where the medical team carried out a CT scan, an x-ray, blood work, and an […]

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List of Performing Arts Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the performing art industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin #1 Animal Handling Rules Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #2 Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs And Lighting Effect Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations.   Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin […]

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Safety Scene – October 2018 Edition

In the October 2018 issue: Announcing Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week! Join Our Crowd Safety Workshop with Eric Stuart Information on Cannabis Legalization Help BC Injury and Prevention Unit with their Online Concussion Awareness Training Tool and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

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