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Air Quality Advisory – September 2020

September 14th, 2020: Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for the southern half of BC here. Air Quality Advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional District here. If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should […]

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Air Quality Advisory – August 2018

If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should be considered; The Ministry of Environment recommends that strenuous outdoor activities be avoided. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms while working outdoors, contact your […]

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Air Quality Advisory – September 2020

September 14th, 2020: Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for the southern half of BC here. Air Quality Advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional District here. If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should […]

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Wild Fire Air Quality Advisory (2015)

High Air Quality Health Index rating The province of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver have both issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Sea to Sky Corridor (Howe Sound, through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton) as well as Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke […]

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#10A Addendum “A” for Artificial Smoke and Fog – Air Quality Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

When choosing a filming or recording location, the producer must determine whether there are health risks for the members of the production crew and make the necessary corrections when the air quality does not meet the standards in WorkSafeBC OHS Regulation Part 4.7 Indoor Air Quality and Part 5 Chemical and Biological Agents. Artificially Created […]

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Indoor Air Quality of Hair and Makeup Trailers Report

Conducted by student researcher, Billy Quirke, from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Hygiene stream), this project investigated indoor air quality of hair and makeup trailers in Vancouver’s Motion Picture Industry. Trailer Air Quality Report PDF Summary Trailer Air Quality Report PDF

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Arcose Consulting Ltd.

Services include incident investigation, safety program and safe work procedure development, exposure assessment and monitoring, indoor air quality measuring, Exposure Control Plan (ECP) development and more.

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TSS Total Safety Services

Services include exposure assessments and exposure control plans, indoor air quality and mould investigations, noise mapping and exposure monitoring, confined space hazard assessments, asbestos/ mould analytical laboratory and more.

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Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.

Services include health and safety program development/ implementation, risk assessments, air quality monitoring, asbestos surveys, noise monitoring, violence in the workplace risk assessments and working alone risk assessments.

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Aura Health & Safety Corporation

Services include exposure monitoring, health and safety program/procedure development, indoor air quality Investigations (including mould and Legionella), noise monitoring and more.

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Services include exposure assessment, selection, design, and evaluation of exposure controls, development of exposure control plans, health and safety program/procedure review and development, indoor air quality investigations and more.

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Respirator Fit Testing

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s arts and entertainment industries.  This service is provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing. Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase of appropriate respirators […]

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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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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (159 KB). Before renting or occupying a house or a building, the producer must ensure that it meets fire prevention standards and that it contains the necessary fire fighting equipment, in compliance with the NFPA 140. The distance to be covered between any point in […]

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Respirator Fit Test Poster

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s motion picture and performing arts industries.  This service is provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing. Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase 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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Cognitive Ergonomics: The Effect of Fatigue on Injury Risk

From grips to performers, costumers to carpenters, and everyone in between, the film industry is a demanding one, involving long hours, hard work, and erratic schedules. Fatigue is often the norm, not the exception. – Mike Harnett, President, Solaris Fatigue Management But when we talk about work-related injuries, we tend to focus only on the […]

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Actsafe Appoints New Executive Director

Nancy Harwood, Chair of the Board of Directors of Actsafe Safety Association, is pleased to announce that Manu (Manobhiram) Nellutla has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 11th, 2019. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of Actsafe, I wish to welcome Manu to his new role and say how much we […]

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