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Respectful Workplaces in the Arts: Resources for the Performing Arts Industry

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is a national campaign to build a sector-wide culture of fairness, dignity and respect. Their aim is to encourage those within the industry to work together to shape safe and healthy work environments, free from all forms of harassment. You can find their website here respectfulartsworkplaces.ca Quick Reference Guides are available on the […]

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List of Performing Arts Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the performing art industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Animal Handling Rules Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #2 Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs And Lighting Effect Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #3 Edged and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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15 Passenger Van Safety

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 personnel. Please Note: The decision to use 15 passenger vans instead of other vehicles to transport crew should always be carefully considered. 15 passenger vans […]

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Wheel Chocks

This info sheet is intended to provide information on the use of wheel chocks to assist in securing vehicles such as trucks from movement while they are parked. Maybe you work in the transportation department, do you know whether your vehicles carry wheel chocks? REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS This document may assist in meeting requirements set out […]

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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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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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Workplace Incident Reporting Flow Chart

Our flowchart will help you understand what you are required to do within different timeframes after a workplace incident has occurred.    

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Transmission Brake Hazard Alert

Trucks without a designated “park” position indicator on the truck’s transmission-box can be the source of a unique rolling hazard.  Read our 2015 hazard alert poster on trucks with this type of transmission for further details, which includes a checklist for easy reference. EXTRA CAUTION REQUIRED FOR TRUCKS WITH NO “PARK” POSITION Incidents involving runaway […]

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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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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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