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Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2020: Learning, Training, and Development

This quarter’s theme is Learning, Training, and Development. This edition of Safety Scene is jam-packed with articles to inspire you and your team to invest more time into training and development. Learning, training, and development can be carried out in many different ways, be it at our Entertainment Safety Conference, an Actsafe course, or just running a […]

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Early Bird Registration Open for AESC 2020

EARLY BIRD SALES CLOSE JANUARY 31! Visit actsafeconference.ca to learn more and to register. 2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference March 5–7, 2020 River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC Register now for the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike! 300 Delegates 50+ […]

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Meet the Team

Our Team Members Board Actsafe Committees Our Team Members Manu Nellutla Executive Director Envelope Globe Linkedin Manu is the Executive Director at Actsafe Safety Association and joined the team in March 2019. He has a varied background and extensive experience… Learn more about Manu Manu is the Executive Director at Actsafe Safety Association and joined […]

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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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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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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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Monthly Updates, September 2019

Actsafe’s September Updates August marked the end of an extremely busy summer for Actsafe and the arts and entertainment industries. This month, Actsafe travelled to Los Angeles, attended a number of outreach events, and we welcomed a new team member. Read all about what has been happening and what is coming up this September, below. […]

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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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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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Monthly Updates, August 2019

Actsafe’s August Updates July was another great month for Actsafe with a lot of exciting things happening to update you on, including; Upcoming Courses and Dates Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week New Job Openings Outreach… and more! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to get the latest arts and entertainment safety news. See you next month! […]

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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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Conference

Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference 2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference March 5–7, 2020 River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC Register now for the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike! 300 Delegates 50+ 90-Min Sessions 20 Tradeshow Exhibitors Live Demonstrations Social […]

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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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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by mail or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Extreme Hot Weather Ahead

Heat-related health and safety hazards increase when temperatures rise, and workers and employers must take precautions to prevent serious medical distress. Actsafe has compiled some resources for workers and employers to use when crews are scheduled to work outdoors in extreme hot weather conditions. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s Working in Heat […]

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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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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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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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#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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#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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Atmospheric Effects in the Entertainment Industry: Constituents, Exposures and Health Effects

Kay Teschke, Yat Chow, Michael Brauer, Chris van Netten, Sunil Varughese, Susan Kennedy. March 2003. UBC’s School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene have published this full report on the safety of atmospheric theatrical smokes and fogs in 2003. WCB’s 8-hour Exposure Limit (EL) for mists of mildly refined oils is 0.2mg/m3, and of severely refined […]

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