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#3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are intended to provide recommendations on the safe handling, use and storage of those props that can cut or puncture cast or crew members. These props include but are not limited to knives, swords, razors, darts, bows and arrows, hatchets, saws, spears, cross bows and martial arts throwing stars. Edged and Piercing Props […]

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Canister Adhesives Info Sheet

This info sheet provides information on canister adhesives and possible alternatives to Sta’-Put SPH. The 2009 MSDS for Sta’-Put SPH, a popular adhesive commonly used by the film industry, lists it with a Hazard Designation Xn-Harmful, which means: Substances and preparations which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed […]

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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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Working At Heights in the Live Production Industry in BC Guide

This guide will help those that work in the performing arts understand the WorkSafeBC requirements and industry safe work practices for working at heights. Shape Working at heights in the live production industry in BC Guide PDF

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Wheel Chocks Info Sheet

This info sheet is intended to give information on the use of wheel chocks to assist in securing vehicles from movement while they are parked. Wheel Chock Info Sheet PDF

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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Links

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Links: • MSDS Online • MSDS Search • SIRI MSDS Index

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Vocal Health for Performers: Your Guide to a Strong, Clear, Easy Voice

This four page guide, penned by Shelagh Davies, a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years experience working with the voice and its disorders, provides information on how to maintain a strong, clear and easy voice. Composed of two main components, the guide first provides information on the proper care and maintenance of your larynx, which […]

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Registration of Non-BC Performers and Groups

There has long been confusion among BC festival societies, concert promoters, night club owners and others engaged in the performing arts and live entertainment sector as to their obligations under the BC Workers Compensation Act when engaging non-resident performers. This info sheet focuses on group situations, such as dance troupes, orchestras, and bands, and applies […]

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Think Set Safety Program

The goal of the Think Set Safety Program is to establish safe work habits for grade 11 and 12 film and performing arts students by providing education and exercises related to basic arts safety fundamentals. This program is aimed at students enrolled in Drama/Theatre, Film Production or Dance programs. The goal of the program is to help […]

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New and Young Worker Orientations Video Series

WorkSafeBC requires employers to provide all young and new workers with an orientation at each worksite. In Motion Picture and Performing Arts, locations change frequently, so Actsafe has produced a set of three videos to help supervisors, workers and employers better understand the content and requirements of such orientations.

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Paint Disposal Options Info Sheet

A two-page info sheet containing a non-comprehensive listing of paint disposal sites and options around the lower mainland. Paint Disposal Options Info Sheet PDF

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Theatrical Smoke, Fog, and Haze Testing Time and Distance Guidelines Link

In the absence of other information, theatre-specific monitoring would be required to evaluate whether smoke/fog/haze machines are being used in accordance with the peak exposure guidelines. ENVIRON developed Time-and-Distance (T&D) Guidelines as an alternative to conducting theater- and production-specific monitoring. These T&D Guidelines were developed under conservative use assumptions (e.g., no on-stage activities or props […]

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15 Passenger Van Safety Info Sheet

This info sheet will help employers and supervisors with important safety considerations when making decisions around which kind of passenger vehicle to use in transporting employees, workers and other staff personel. The decision to use 15 passenger vans instead of other vehicles to transport crew should always be carefully considered. 15 passenger vans are known […]

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Preparing for Cannabis Legalization WorkSafeBC Primer

Current regulations prohibit workers from being impaired while they work and require employers to remove impaired workers from the workplace. This is currently the law in B.C. and would remain the law with the legalization of cannabis. Read WorkSafeBC’s primer to learn more about the regulatory requirements related to impairment and how employers can develop policies […]

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Workplace Emergency Preparedness Planning Info Sheet

This four-page info sheet guide, developed and published by Actsafe, includes information on how to develop an emergency plan, including general procedures as well as strategies for specific emergencies (e.g. fires, earthquakes and floods). The infosheet also includes a checklist for both office and personal emergency kits. Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan guide PDF  

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Dancer Nutrition Info Sheet

The benefits of good nutrition are numerous, and even more so for dancers. This information booklet answers questions such as; how can I sustain my energy longer? How can I improve my recovery with nutrition? How can I prevent muscle soreness? And includes guidance and nutritious recipes.

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Tension Grid Safety Performing Arts Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended to give information on safe work procedures when working on a tension grid installed in a performing arts venue.

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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet

Before renting or occupying a house or a building, the producer must ensure that it meets fire prevention standards and that it contains the necessary fire fighting equipment, in compliance with the NFPA 140. Fire Prevention Fact Sheet PDF

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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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Welding, Cutting & Allied Processes Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides safety information on welding, cutting and allied processes in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. Welding Cutting Fact Sheet PDF

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