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Injury Prevention Week 2019

Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) September 9th-13th, 2019 The theme for 2019 was ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ which highlighted the importance of orientations in keeping workers in the arts and entertainment industries safe. Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily: Date […]

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#4 Stunts Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The following recommendations and guidelines are intended to give general guidance on the preparation, safe set-up, and performance of stunt sequences. You should also refer to the Safety Bulletins and General Code of Safe Practices for Production, which address concerns regarding specific equipment and/or procedures on the various topics listed in the Safety Bulletin Table […]

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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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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2019 Is Well Under Way!

AIP Week 2019 is well under way! Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, we’ll be posting resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily: Date Topic Monday, September 9th Orientation Basics Tuesday, September 10th Delivery & Documentation Wednesday, September 11th Role of the Supervisor Thursday, September 12th Safety […]

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Naloxone Training

This 90-minute course is taught in a classroom type setting on opioid overdose reversal and Take Home Naloxone (THN). The course provides a solid understanding of opioids, neurophysiology of opioid addiction, how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and Naloxone pharmacology.  In addition to this attendees will participate in a hands-on practice session […]

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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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Performing Arts Safety Awareness

This highly interactive general safety workshop is designed specifically for the performing arts and live event industry. Topics covered include: identifying hazards; rights and responsibilities; the importance of safety committees in the workplace and more.

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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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#4 Stunts Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The following recommendations and guidelines are intended to give general guidance on the preparation, safe set-up, and performance of stunt sequences. You should also refer to the Safety Bulletins and General Code of Safe Practices for Production, which address concerns regarding specific equipment and/or procedures on the various topics listed in the Safety Bulletin Table of […]

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Production Motion Picture Safety Primer

This primer describes safety guidelines and requirements for the various departments and specialized activities that may occur during a production. Topics covered include construction; painting; ladders; scaffolds; fall protection equipment; lighting and electrical safety; pyrotechnics; smoke and fog; firearms; underwater diving and more. To read the full document, and to print, click here (311 kB).        

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Focus on Safety: Safe Work Practices Manual for Film and Television Production in B.C.

This WorkSafeBC general safety manual is written for employers (production companies) and workers in B.C.’s film and television production industry. It includes information on potential hazards and provides safe work practices to prevent injuries in the industry. It deals with topics such as equipment, vehicles, location hazards, construction, painting, special effects, props, and stunts. To […]

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Propane Safety Awareness Training

Learn to work safely with and around propane. Learn about the appropriate use and associated risks of propane, including safe handling, storing, transporting and installation of propane cylinders as well as safe use of direct and indirect fired portable heaters.

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

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Resources

The following resources can be used to supplement a production’s health and safety program. They include a wide selection of tools, documents and recommendations to help employers develop production specific programs. We’ve broken these resources down to be easily searchable by department, topic and service. However, these resources do not replace the need for all […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2018

  November 5th – 9th, 2018 To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe, we’re launching a brand new injury prevention initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.) The goal of our annual event is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s motion picture […]

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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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Beyond Compliance: Making the Most of Training and Orientation

Written by Robin Schooley, Industry Specialist in the Young and New Worker Program, WorkSafeBC. When the new hires arrive and it’s your job to provide orientation and training, are you prepared? What should it look like? And should you adjust it, depending on the age of your workers? First off, the fact that you’re giving serious […]

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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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