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Employer’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7) WorkSafeBC Link

If a person working for you has a work-related injury or disease and gets medical treatment from a doctor or other qualified practitioner, as the employer, you must report the incident to WorkSafeBC as soon as possible by completing a Form 7. Find the WorkSafeBC form and online submission link here.    

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Controlling Exposure: Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet describes common infectious diseases, how they are spread, and explains how workers can prevent disease transmission and protect themselves. Download WorkSafeBC’s book here.

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A Hantavirus Exposure Control Program for Employers and Workers WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents, or rodent droppings, while on the job. It contains guidelines for employers on preventing hantavirus infections and putting in place an exposure control program (ECP) to minimize potential worker exposure to rodents, or rodent droppings, contaminated with hantavirus. It also […]

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Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos, WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. Updated to include Regulatory changes that came into effect on May 1, 2017, this version reflects the following updates: Regulation requirements Who is qualified to deal with […]

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A Guide to Proper Handwashing Technique Poster

This Guide to Proper Handwashing Technique can help to prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases by ensuring proper handwashing procedure.                  

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Artists and Communicable Diseases Booklet

Performing Artists are often involved in scenes requiring physical contact, including kissing, and as such, require health and safety considerations to prevent the potential spread of communicable diseases. For example, what are the responsibilities of artists with HIV or Hepatitis B & C in such situations? And what are employers responsible for? These are complicated […]

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West Nile Virus Info Sheet

As of August 2009 there have been confirmed contracted infections recorded in the Southern Okanagan. The West Nile Virus is spread to humans and other mammals from mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. While the risks of being infected and becoming seriously ill are low, anyone exposed to mosquitoes in an area that has […]

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Questions and Answers About Cryptococcal Disease Report

This three page report from the BC Centre for Disease Control outlines what Cryptococcal Disease is and how it can be prevented. Questions and Answers About Cryptococcal Disease Report PDF

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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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Safe Work Procedures Isocyanate-Containing Products IATSE 891 Report

Safe work procedures to direct film industry personnel in the safe performance of their duties when working with isocyanate-containing products. This document contains a guideline for minimizing exposure to other individuals in the studio or set that are not working directly with the product. A brief summary of potential routes of exposure and health hazards are […]

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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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Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.

Services include health and safety program development/ implementation, risk assessments, air quality monitoring, asbestos surveys, noise monitoring, violence in the workplace risk assessments and working alone risk assessments.

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#24 Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Materials Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 296/97 requires an employer to develop and implement an exposure control plan, if it may be reasonably anticipated that a worker may have occupational exposure to a bloodborne pathogen1 or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)2. Blood Borne Pathogens Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#32 Food Handling Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidelines for the safe handling of food in the motion picture, TV, performance art and live events industries. Food Handling Motion Picture Bulletin

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#32A “Addendum A” for Food Handling – Craft Services Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin provides safe food handling guidelines for food service providers and craft services to prevent various food-related illnesses, including: Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Clostridium, Escherichia coli (E. Coli), and hepatitis A. Food Handling Addendum A Craft Services Motion Picture Bulletin

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#32B “Addendum B” for Food Handling – Ministry of Health File #59 Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Serious cases of food poisoning can result in prolonged sickness and even death. All of these illnesses and deaths can be prevented by following ten simple safety rules in these guidelines. Food Handling Addendum B Ministry of Health Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#10 Artificially Created Smoke, Fogs & Lighting Effects Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are recommendations to either eliminate or reduce worker exposure to inhalation hazards created by chemicals generated when using artificial smoke or fog (theatrical haze, fogs, mists, etc.). Artificial smoke or fog is commonly generated using a fog or haze machine, which releases a chemical solution as an airborne aerosol to create various effects […]

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#10A Addendum “A” for Artificial Smoke and Fog – Air Quality Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

When choosing a filming or recording location, the producer must determine whether there are health risks for the members of the production crew and make the necessary corrections when the air quality does not meet the standards in WorkSafeBC OHS Regulation Part 4.7 Indoor Air Quality and Part 5 Chemical and Biological Agents. Artificially Created […]

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