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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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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur.  Incidents such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance. Incidents requiring immediate notification When there is an incident Immediate notification ensures quick […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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Identifying the ‘invisible injury’: What happens when concussion concerns enter the spotlight

Whether it’s on a movie set, backstage, off-camera, or during rehearsal, a concussion-causing event can occur. Due to the complex, high-pressure work environments of the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries, workers face situations every day that put them at risk for sustaining this traumatic brain injury. – Shelina Babul, PhD, Clinical […]

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Finding Answers for Questions Around Concussions

When I was first approached to write an article about concussions for Safety Scene I was tempted to discuss all the things that I know about concussions (which isn’t much alongside the experts who have graciously contributed to this edition). Then I realized that the questions I have about concussions might be shared by other […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries. As your occupational health and safety association we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge in the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. To be notified in real-time of Actsafe COVID-19 updates to protocols […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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Toolbox Talks

  Worker Rights & Responsibilities Working Alone Reporting Procedures   First Aid and Emergency Procedures Proper Lifting Techniques Ladder Safety   Slips, Trips & Falls WHMIS 2015 Risk Assessment         Proper Stretching Safe Use of Aerial Lifts Working in Hot Weather   Working in Wet or Cold Weather    

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But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another?

Written by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch with Anand; anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120. Most employers in motion picture and television realize the importance and the need for delivering an orientation to their workers. And for the most part, employers and supervisors are […]

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Board Treasurer Position Available

Board Treasurer Position About Us: Actsafe Safety Association Board is seeking a leader with experience and expertise in accounting and finance to join the Board of Directors as Treasurer. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who would like to share their knowledge and participate in the continued growth of the organization, gaining interesting governance […]

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Actsafe Seeks New Executive Director

For the full opportunity description, click here. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective administration of Actsafe Safety Association, and for achieving the goals of the mission statement and the objectives set by the Board of Directors. Appointed by the Board of Directors and reporting to the Chair, the Executive Director provides leadership in […]

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Performing Arts Safety For Supervisors

This workshop is designed to provide all motion picture industry supervisors with a fundamental understanding of current WorkSafeBC regulations and their safety obligations.

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Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals Group Training Fillable Form

Effective April 3, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandates that all joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members have a minimum of 8-hours of training. Actsafe provides those members with the training, the workshop covers: • Navigating the Workers Compensation Acts and Regulations • Terms of Reference • Meeting Minutes & Reporting • Inspections • Work Refusals • […]

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There’s Been An Incident, Now What?

This page is a curated list of resources to help you with incident investigations, reporting and returning to work. Employers are responsible for investigating certain incidents or near misses that take place in the workplace and submitting an investigation report to WorkSafeBC. These investigations help employers and WorkSafeBC determine why an incident happened and what […]

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Motion Picture Safety For Supervisors

This workshop is designed to provide all motion picture industry supervisors with a fundamental understanding of current WorkSafeBC regulations and their safety obligations.

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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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Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals

Actsafe’s Fundamentals training covers WorkSafeBC’s mandate that all joint health and safety committee members have a minimum of 8-hours of training.

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General Health and Safety Motion Picture Safety Primer

Click here for General health and safety primer PDF This primer describes basic workplace health and safety information for employers and workers, such as reporting injuries; risk assessments; refusing unsafe work; OHS programs; Joint Health and Safety Committees; working alone; respirator fit testing; young and new workers and hearing testing.

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Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing

Services include respirator fit testing, hearing testing, hearing Protection evaluation & fittings, employee educational seminar, annual review & reporting.

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals Training Poster

ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? Effective April 3rd, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandated that all joint health and safety committee members are required to have a minimum of 8-hours of training. ACTSAFE’S WORKSHOP COVERS: Navigating the Workers Compensation Act and regulations Terms of reference Meeting minutes & reporting Inspections Work refusals Incident investigations Committee evaluation REGISTRATION This workshop […]

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

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. Reporting online with Form 7 is usually the fastest way to make your report; it also allows you to […]

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Safety Scene – August 2016 Edition

In the August 2016 issue: WorkSafeBC Incident and Investigation Reporting Suggestions for Fighting Fatigue Our Comic Books Are Now Digital! and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Safety Scene – July 2015 Edition

In the July 2015 issue: The Actsafe Spotlight on Elia Kirby from the Great Northern Way Scene Shop. Welcome Brian Fisher-Smith. Investigation Reporting procedural changes in the Workers Compensation Act. and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Governance

Actsafe is governed by the industries it represents through a Board of Directors and two standing committees that represent both the motion picture and performing arts industries. Membership on the Board and these committees include a balance of employer and worker representatives.  Our Core Values are: Collaboration     –     Innovation     –     Accessibility […]

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