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Paint Department Health and Safety Report

There are many work place issues that can affect potential exposure to hazardous materials used by Painters. By considering the main issues and taking some action, employers and workers can more effectively reduce workers’ exposure to the hazardous paint and painting-related products. Actsafe Safety Association thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department health and […]

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Paint Department, Review of Common Materials Used Report

This document is a summary of the hazards and precautions recommended when working with materials commonly used by the Paint Department members. The names of the commonly used products were provided by Jayne Mason and Gillian Richards, members of the IATSE Local 891 Paint Department. Actsafe thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department Review of […]

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Do You Hear That? Paint Department Sound Levels

DO YOU HEAR THAT? Paint departments in the film industry generally have average sound levels of 82 dBA; you should be wearing Class C hearing protection. Tests show sound levels are generally safe, so Class C earplugs or earmuffs will provide enough protection for average sound levels in a paint department. For louder work, such […]

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Film Fire/Life Safety Inspection Checklist

This helpful fire/life safety inspection checklist covers fire department access, parking, exiting, and pyrotechnic special effects for use in the motion picture industry. Film Fire/Life Inspection Checklist 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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Naloxone On Site Poster

This poster is intended to be displayed on worksites where naloxone is available. The poster is fillable so the designated naloxone kit carrier and their department is clearly displayed. The steps to administer naloxone, and some useful links to training and information are also included. There are two sizes available: Letter size PDF Tabloid size […]

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Green Vendor Search

Use this search tool to help find green services and products for your film or television production here in BC. This resource can also be found on the Green Production Guide.

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Planting A Seed For A Safer Future

A forum held February 5, 2011 in Vancouver brought together 45 leaders in the Motion Picture industry to discuss how to build a stronger culture of safety. Billed “A Conversation that Matters”, department heads, producers, supervisors and production managers from across the industry identified several themes over the course of the day using a Word […]

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Production Motion Picture Safety Primer

This primer describes safety guidelines and requirements for the various departments and specialized activities that may occur during a production. Topics covered include construction; painting; ladders; scaffolds; fall protection equipment; lighting and electrical safety; pyrotechnics; smoke and fog; firearms; underwater diving and more. To read the full document, and to print, click here (311 kB).        

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Propane Safety Awareness Training

Learn to work safely with and around propane. Learn about the appropriate use and associated risks of propane, including safe handling, storing, transporting and installation of propane cylinders as well as safe use of direct and indirect fired portable heaters.

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Safety Links

Please find a list of useful safety links to various safety resources, organizations and services below: • British Columbia Health Guide • Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety • Canadian Occupational Safety and Health (CanOSH) • Centers for Disease Control • Fire & Rescue Services – City of Vancouver • Fire Extinguisher Online Safety […]

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But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another?

Written by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch with Anand; anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120. Most employers in motion picture and television realize the importance and the need for delivering an orientation to their workers. And for the most part, employers and supervisors are […]

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Union Member Training Requirements

Please see below a list of BC Unions and their corresponding course requirements for membership and permittee status; IATSE 891 For membership: Motion Picture Safety Awareness (find further membership information here.) For permittee: this is dependant on the department you’re in, you can find a list of required courses here. IATSE 669 Motion Picture Safety Awareness WHMIS […]

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Resources

The following resources can be used to supplement a production’s health and safety program. They include a wide selection of tools, documents and recommendations to help employers develop production specific programs. We’ve broken these resources down to be easily searchable by department, topic and service. However, these resources do not replace the need for all […]

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Training Records

LOGIN & MANAGE YOUR PROFILE Check and share your certifications. SEARCH RECORDS Search our worker database to find the right fit. New to Actsafe? Need safety training? Click here to create a profile. Once your profile is created, you will be able to register for safety training through the Store Tab and/or the Calendar Tab. […]

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Supergirl: Leading By Example

Written by Jennifer Lane, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Actsafe Safety Association.   The role of a Locations Manager is to source and find locations to be used in production. It is part of their role to ensure that the location is a safe environment for the crew to be in, and one they can get […]

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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 […]

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Air Quality Advisory – August 2018

If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should be considered; The Ministry of Environment recommends that strenuous outdoor activities be avoided. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms while working outdoors, contact your […]

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