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Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots

This bulletin discusses the hazards of carbon monoxide exposure during film shoots and how to manage the risks. It outlines what employers must do in planning shoots and training workers and supervisors, as well as maintaining equipment, conducting assessments, and implementing controls. It also outlines the need to coordinate work activities and support the joint […]

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Reducing the Risk of Pentane Gas Fires and Explosions for Users of Expanded Polystyrene Foam WorkSafeBC Bulletin

This bulletin gives an overview of EPS foam and its uses, explains the pentane gas hazard, and discusses steps you can take as an employer to reduce the risk of fires and explosions.

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Reducing the Risk of Propane Explosions in Food Trucks WorkSafeBC Bulletin

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how […]

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Reducing the Risk of Fires or Explosions When Spraying Flammable Products, WorkSafeBC Link

Spray-applied products often contain flammable ingredients that can ignite when mixed with air. The tips in this bulletin can help you prevent fires and explosions from airborne flammable products in the workplace. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Substance Use & Impairment in the Workplace WorkSafeBC Link

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, policies and procedures on substance use and impairment in the workplace are encouraged. This WorkSafeBC webpage explains how substance-use impairment can affect a workplace, the responsibilities of workers and employers for managing impairment, and provides you with other relevant resources. Access this information here.

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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Defibrillators Play a Life Saving Role – pg 12 With all the lights and glamour of the Motion Picture and Performing Arts industries, it’s sometimes easy to forget that production sets are worksites too. Just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. WorkSafeBC’s 2014 Safety Spotlight article […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture 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 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin […]

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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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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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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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#7A Addendum A – Principal Performers Using Underwater Diving Equipment Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Section 24.13(1)(a) of the Regulation requires that all divers in an occupational diving operation meet the requirements of CSA Standard 275.4-97 Competency Standard for Diving Operations. Each diver is also required to be competent to use the equipment that he or she will be using during the diving operation. The purpose of this guideline is […]

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#1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

BLANKS CAN KILL. TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS THOUGH THEY ARE LOADED. LIVE AMMUNITION IS NEVER TO BE USED NOR BROUGHT ONTO ANY STUDIO LOT OR STAGE. These guidelines are intended to give recommendations on the safe handling, use and storage of firearms. Firearms include prop guns, rubber guns, plastic guns, non-guns, flintlock guns, pistols, machine […]

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WorkSafeBC’s Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program

The WorkSafeBC Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program is an early intervention initiative that provides critical incident intervention to workers and employers who have experienced a traumatic event in the workplace.

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#11 Fixed Wing Aircraft Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Fixed wing aircraft (i.e., aircraft, gliders, ultralights) flying may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, temperature and time of day. Man-made conditions such as weight, externally mounted equipment and the discharge of pyrotechnics and/or smoke can also affect the pilot’s ability to fly safely. Special precautions should be taken to ensure […]

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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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Sample Safe Development Process Info Sheet

The question “how can we do this safely?” should set the stage for concept development, pre-production, construction, rehearsal and performance. Consideration of health and safety should begin as early as possible in the planning of the production and should continue throughout the production process. This Sample Safe Development Process document gives an overview of risk assessment in action, using a fictitious […]

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Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan 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 Info Sheet PDF  

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How to use WorkSafeBC’s Industry Safety Information Centre Video

Discover how to access and explore WorkSafeBC’s Industry Safety Information Centre (ISIC), by  Geoff Teoli. Link to ISIC here. Classification Units; Venues 761011, Events 761027, Performing Arts 761030, Motion Picture & Television 763025.

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First Aid Assessment Tool

Introducing: Actsafe’s Web-based First Aid Assessment Tool! Now it’s easier than ever to perform an assessment of your work location!  To determine what equipment, facilities and manpower you need to help ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC’s regulations, visit firstaid.actsafe.ca. Have a quick read of the promotional poster below for more information! To read the full document, and […]

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