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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 Poster

Paint shops – If you work near a construction shop, the sound levels may be high and you may need hearing protection. Put this poster up in and around your construction and paint departments and let your fellow workers know about the importance of hearing protection. Do You Hear That Paint Department Poster PDF

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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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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. View our primer here.        

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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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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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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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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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Mental Health & Addiction Resource

The Calltime Mental Health campaign has been developed to support BC motion picture workers and their families, reduce the stigma related to mental health and substance use concerns, and to ensure that BC motion picture workers are aware of the services and benefits available to them through their Union Health Benefit Plans and broader resources […]

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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by mail or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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