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Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots WorkSafeBC Bulletin

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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Working Safely Around Electricity, WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet explains the dangers of working around electricity on energized low-voltage equipment and near high-voltage conductors. It is written for supervisors and workers who work around and with electrical equipment and near power lines, and who are familiar with the basic hazards of electrical contact. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Beyond the lights and glamour of motion pictures and the performing arts, it’s sometimes easy to forget production sets are worksites too. And just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. This 2014 Safety Spotlight article by WorkSafeBC provides important info to protect against and prevent this […]

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A Hantavirus Exposure Control Program for Employers and Workers WorkSafeBC Link

This booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents, or rodent droppings, while on the job. It contains guidelines for employers on preventing hantavirus infections and putting in place an exposure control program (ECP) to minimize potential worker exposure to rodents, or rodent droppings, contaminated with hantavirus. It also […]

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

This 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. Download the […]

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Toward a Respectful Workplace: A WorkSafeBC Handbook on Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

This handbook is about helping employers, workers, and supervisors meet their occupational health and safety duties as they relate to workplace bullying and harassment. Find WorkSafeBC’s guide here.

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Take Care: How to Develop and Implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Program, WorkSafeBC Link

This guide enables employers and workers to implement a program to prevent violence in the workplace. It summarizes the relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation that deal with violence in the workplace, explains how to conduct a risk assessment, identifies the basic elements of a violence prevention program, and provides safe travel […]

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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 Planning 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 guide PDF  

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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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#9 Stage Combat, Stunts & Weaponry Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

All stage combats and stunts should be choreographed or arranged by a fight/stunt director who has specific knowledge of the requested type of stunt. This document contains safety guidelines for the safe execution of stage combat, stunts and use of weaponry (including firearms) in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries: Stage […]

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#8B Addendum “B” for Traditional Camera Cars – Camera Boom Vehicles Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This safety bulletin offers guidelines for the safe operation of traditional camera cars and camera boom vehicles used on set in production environments. All camera boom vehicles are subject to all requirements outlined in the Camera Cars Motion Picture Bulletin. Camera Cars Addendum B Camera Boom Vehicles.  

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#31 Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working on locations where various indigenous pests may be present. Although the types of pests may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast and crewmembers. Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin Please also refer to: Animal Handling […]

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#32 Food Handling Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidelines for the safe handling of food in the motion picture, TV, performance art and live events industries. Food Handling Motion Picture Bulletin

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#27 Poisonous Plants Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors and exposed to poisonous plants. Although the types of poisonous plants may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crew members working at locations where these plants grow. Poisonous Plants Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#33 Infant Actors (15 days to 6 months old) Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations regarding the employment of infant actors in motion picture and television production. Infant Actors Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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