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Actsafe currently serves over 2,500 employers and has trained over 11,000 workers in our free Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop and online course alone. We also provide a selection of 9 other free courses, including collaborations with CIRP to provide Naloxone Training, and Reel Green/Creative BC to teach Carbon Literacy. The remaining 9 courses are […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

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 with the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. COVID-19 Protocols at […]

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Biological Hazards in the Arts and Entertainment Industries

  Prior to 2020, biological hazards (also commonly known as ‘biohazards’) were typically thought of as a risk for individuals working in health care, laboratories, food services, and sanitation. Biological hazards in these settings have well recognized policies and procedures to ensure workers’ health and safety. Now that we are in the midst of a […]

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COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources

Course Cancellation & Coronavirus (COVID-19)  At Actsafe, the health and safety of our course participants and the Actsafe team is of the utmost importance. As such, Actsafe has decided it best to cancel all inhouse classes scheduled up to and including April 30, 2020 to mitigate the impacts associated with the potential spread of the […]

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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 email or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Smoke & Fog Resources: American Actors Equity Association

THEATRICAL SMOKE AND HAZE REGULATIONS Below are links to the American Actor Equity’s webpage that focuses on smoke and haze regulations for the motion picture and performing arts industries. The page includes: calibration factors, studies, a fillable report and more. Explore the PDFs below: Calibration Factors (PDF – 91 kB)  Time and Distance Guidelines (PDF […]

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Resources

You will find our page dedicated to industry resources relating to COVID-19 here. ____ 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, […]

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Courses and Workshops

Courses and Workshops At this time masks are mandatory in our communal office space. In the classroom, mask mandates are at the instructor’s discretion. Learn more about our COVID protocols for accessing Actsafe’s office. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, there is a course or workshop at Actsafe for you!  We offer in-person, […]

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Announcement of New Board of Directors

Actsafe Safety Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Violini as the new Chair and Dr. Roslyn Kunin as the new Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Ted Violini Chair, Board of Directors Linkedin Ted Violini is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Theory+Practice, a Vancouver-based SaaS scale-up. Theory+Practice deploys ML and AI solutions that enable […]

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Stage Management

Here you will find resources related to the stage management department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Audio Visual

Here you will find resources related to the audio visual department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Set Decoration

Here you will find resources related to the set decoration department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Hair and Makeup

Here you will find resources related to the hair and makeup department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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Business Plan

Actsafe Safety Association, also known as Actsafe, is an industry-funded non-for-profit occupational health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Our strategic business plans provide insight into our approach and actions for the coming years. All of Actsafe’s annual reports are also available for viewing. Strategic Business Plan 2018 – 2022 4 MB […]

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Annual Reports

Actsafe Safety Association, also known as Actsafe, is an industry-funded non-for-profit occupational health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Learn more about Actsafe’s past performances from our annual reports. Our strategic business plans are also available for your viewing. Annual Report 2021 39 MB | PDF Annual Report 2020 15 MB | […]

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Using ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)

Find out more about the importance of ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in the motion picture production, television production, live venue, and performing arts industries from this WorkSafeBC bulletin. GFCIs are required in many arts and entertainment productions and this bulletin describes when and how they can be used effectively. View Bulletin Visit WorkSafeBC for more […]

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AED Program

Actsafe’s AED Program offers our members a great opportunity to equip their organizations and productions with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at a cost that will fit any budget. Actsafe offers two options: rental and purchase. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about how to use an AED, register for our Cardiac […]

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Monthly Updates – December 2021

Monthly Updates December 2021 The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022. We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer. Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

Monthly Updates November 2021 As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022.  This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in […]

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Departure Announcement

Departure Announcement December 2021 14 December 2021 After almost three years at the helm of Actsafe Safety Association, Manu Nellutla has announced that he will be resigning as CEO from Actsafe Safety Association effective January 7, 2022.   During his tenure, Manu prioritized growth and innovation. The Actsafe team has doubled in size and has developed additional resources, training programs and safety advisory services such as ActONE (Actsafe’s Occupational health […]

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Monthly Updates – September 2021

Monthly Updates September 2021 September is finally here, which means that the arts and entertainment industries can get together for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week! This year’s AIP Week is going to be bigger and better than ever with our Safety Café visiting locations around the lower mainland. Why not plan to join us for coffee, cookies, and conversations […]

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Monthly Updates – June 2021

Monthly Updates June 2021 We have lots to update you on in June’s monthly updates after a very busy May! We are launching a COVID Safety Coordinator Program to get anyone who is seeking work in the oversight of COVID ready and suited for this role, which includes completing a new COVID Safety Coordinator workshop. Find out more about […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2021: Working Alone

This quarter’s theme is Working Alone. Working alone is not unusual for the arts and entertainment industries in roles such as truck drivers, box office clerks, janitors, etc. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in the industry had to experience working from home alone for the first time. How did the industries manage this […]

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First Nations Health

First Nations Health Regional Updates There is no regional order for the First Nations Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Back

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Northern Health

Northern Health Regional Updates During the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health Authority has been releasing Regional Orders. You will find the Order below.  There is no regional order for the Fraser Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Date Regional Order Nov. 30th, 2021 Northern Health Order for November 30th Sep […]

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