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Washroom Facilities Motion Picture Fact Sheet

The employer must ensure that a sufficient number of plumbed washrooms are readily available for the crew. Readily available means the walking distance from a working area to a washroom should not be more than 60 metres (200 feet). In multi-storied workplaces, washrooms should not be more than one floor above or below the working […]

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Health and Safety Guide for Live Performance (Festivals)

This document is a guide to assist you in the design of your own dedicated safety plan for live performance events such as festivals. Nowadays, most people in BC’s entertainment industry are very aware that their workplaces are subject to Workers Compensation Board regulations, but far fewer people know exactly what the regulations are or […]

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Rockdoc Medical Services

Services include event medical services, ambulance paramedics on standby, cast insurance medicals, set visits/doctor on call – 24/7 and more.

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First Aid Advisory: Naloxone, WorkSafeBC Link

The purpose of this first aid advisory is to provide information about the drug called naloxone and how the provision of naloxone may fit into an employer’s workplace emergency response plan. WorkSafeBC Link here.

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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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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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#16 Pyrotechnic Special Effects Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This Safety Bulletin applies to pyrotechnic materials such as explosives and flammable or combustible liquids, gases and solids when used to create pyrotechnic special effects. Pyrotechnic Special Effects Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#22 Elevating Platforms (Scissor Lifts) and Aerial Extensible Boom Platforms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are applicable to vertically operated elevated work platforms or “Scissor Lifts” and boom mounted, telescoping and rotating, elevating work platforms, such as “Condors.” Scissor Lifts Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#34A Wind Chill Chart Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Please find the link to a handy wind chill chart below: Wind Chill Chart Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#34 Working In Extreme Cold Temperature Conditions Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin provides information on the two most common hazards when working in cold conditions: hypothermia and frostbite. With proper awareness and pre-planning, these hazards can be eliminated. Extreme Cold Temperatures Motion Picture Bulletin Please also refer to: Wind Chill Chart Motion Picture Bulletin

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#35 Working In Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors with exposure to extreme heat or hot temperature conditions. Safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crewmembers. Extreme Hot Weather Conditions Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#36 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are intended to give recommendations for preparing to safely use an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the motion picture & TV industry. A UAS is typically a remote-controlled camera unit that combines the use of aeronautics, electronics, and wireless transmission technologies through the use of a remote-controlled or a programmable unit. UAS Motion […]

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#40 Non-Camera Utility Vehicles Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines address non-camera utility vehicles used for production support, such as ATVs, golf carts, snowmobiles and utility vehicles with small engines and/or electric powered. (For camera vehicles, see bulletins #8—8C.) Vehicle operators must observe all applicable rules and regulations. In order to provide a safe workplace, the following vehicle guidelines have been established regardless […]

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#4 Guidelines for Working in Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors and exposed to extreme hot temperature conditions. Safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast or crewmembers. Extreme Hot Temperature Conditions Performing Arts Bulletin PDF  

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#12 Safe Set-Up and Use of Small Tents Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

Tents are frequently used in festivals and for outdoor arts events. These guidelines provide recommendations on the safe set-up and use of small tents up to 60 m2 (645 ft2). Tents larger than this require a building permit in the City of Vancouver. Small tents Performing Arts Bulletin PDF

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#14 Performer Flying & Aerial Stunts Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

Performer flying and aerial stunts involve much greater potential for serious or fatal injury than normal performance activities. This document provides general guidelines for the principles of safe design, risk assessment, rehearsal and performance. Performer Flying and Aerial Stunts Performing Arts Bulletin

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#15 Use and Set-Up of Large Tents Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

When planning any activity requiring the use of a tent that will be occupied by people, the first step is to conduct a risk assessment. The risk assessment will help identify how much space you need and help identify risks associated with flammables (i.e. hair/makeup, costumes, paints, food services, clothing racks, etc.) The risk assessment […]

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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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#31 Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working on locations where various indigenous pests may be present. Although the types of pests may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast and crewmembers. Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin Please also refer to: Animal Handling […]

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#31A British Columbia Wildlife Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Workers who may encounter bears, cougars or wolves in the course of their work must receive related education and safety training. The following topics should be included in an organization’s health and safety program. BC Wildlife Motion Picture Bulletin

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