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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe for workers and audiences alike! Actsafe’s Entertainment Safety Conference (previously known as the Event Safety Conference) brings together a broad range of stakeholders from festivals, performing arts and live event venues, […]

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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe for workers and audiences alike! Our Entertainment Safety Conference brings together a broad range of stakeholders from festivals, performing arts and live event venues, health and safety organizations, event production suppliers, education providers, service organizations, […]

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Safety Scene Newsletter – Fall 2020: Ergonomics

This quarter’s theme is Ergonomics Ergonomics looks at designing a job to fit the worker to make the work safer and help the worker perform the job well. Ergonomics is often spoken about in relation to body aches and pains from sitting, however, it is much bigger than this. We must also look at other factors […]

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Join our mailing list and you’ll be kept up-to-date on industry news and information.  We’ll notify you of; important upcoming events (including our popular Entertainment Safety Conference and our annual Injury Prevention Week), Industry hazard alerts,  monthly updates focused on health and safety news in the arts and entertainment sectors, our very own quarterly Safety Scene newsletter […]

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Monthly Updates, August 2020

We’re excited to announce that Actsafe Injury Prevention (AIP) Week will be coming to you virtually September 21-25!  This year’s theme is MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness and throughout this week we will be sharing mental health information and resources and we will also be having experts host webinars to help reduce the stigma around mental health.   #AIPWeek2020  Save the date and […]

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was a year of change for Actsafe Safety Association as it entered into its third decade in operation. Many new faces joined the team including new leadership, both of the team and the Board of Directors. Important initiatives and resources were created to support the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia including two […]

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Monthly Updates, June 2020

Actsafe has created a relaunch framework for the performing arts industry. This framework is developed to specifically address the risks associated with COVID-19. It is designed to help organizations complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan as required by WorkSafeBC and address public health orders. Please feel free to share this framework with your community. COVID-19 Best […]

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Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards Actsafe Injury Prevention Week Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

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Ergonomic Tips for Working From Home – Info Sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the arts and entertainment industries to change their working methods. With physical and social distancing being practised to help in preventing the spread of the virus, the majority of workplaces have implemented working from home procedures. Not everyone has access to a sit/stand workstation at home and even if they […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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Join Us for an Evening of Celebrating Safety

Join us at the River Rock Show Theatre for a casual evening of networking, trivia, appetizers and awards presentations, including WorkSafeBC’s annual Student Safety Video Contest Award winners and Actsafe’s inaugural Safety in Entertainment Awards. Actsafe’s six awards will recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety in 2019 in the arts […]

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AESC Session Announcements February 2020

It’s your last chance to save $100 on your registration for Actsafe’s 2020 Entertainment Safety Conference! Early bird ticket sales end in one week Friday, January 31. Early Bird Full Conference Ticket: $400 Regular Rate: $500 Students: Just $100 Single day passes go on sale February 1! Hotel booking at the special conference rate of $179.00/night […]

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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 Deadline, AESC 2020

Get your full conference pass for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference before Jan. 31st and save $100! Single day passes go on sale Feb. 1st. Register here. Why attend? The #AESC2020 brings together a broad range of stakeholders from the motion picture, live events, health and safety, education, and beyond to network and learn about […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2019

Actsafe’s December Updates 2019 is coming to a close and what a year it has been, and November was no exception. Preparation for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference has well and truly begun. Have you purchased your ticket? You will also find details about the inaugural Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, information on working in winter […]

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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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Monthly Updates, November 2019

 Actsafe’s November Updates October was another successful month for the Actsafe Team. We have welcomed two new team members, began selling Early Bird tickets to the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, and assessed how prepared we are for an emergency in our office. We have lots of exciting things lined up for November, so scroll down […]

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“We are in the entertainment business, not the emergency business… aren’t we?”

An article by Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA, Director of Gentian Events Ltd. for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. So, how do we prepare for crowd emergencies and what do those emergencies look like? I will answer the second one first: everything and anything that might impact negatively, hurt, scare, or kill your […]

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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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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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Monthly Updates, June 2019

Actsafe’s June Updates May was another great month at Actsafe and in British Columbia’s entertainment industry. Discover what we got up to throughout May and what we have coming up in June, including; Actsafe Job Opportunities, Upcoming Courses, Peer Safety Inspection Program, Annual General Meeting, June Events…and more! We hope that you’re enjoying the new format […]

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Monthly Updates, May 2019

Actsafe’s May Updates Course Update We listened to your feedback following the launch of our online Motion Picture Safety 101 – General Safety Awareness course, and in an effort to remove all glitches we will be uploading an updated version of the course on May 6, 2019. If you are in the process of completing […]

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Safety Scene – April 2019 Edition

In the April 2019 issue: Actsafe Event Safety Conference Round-Up. Respectful Workplaces in the Arts. Upcoming April Courses. Upcoming Events. Also, in this month’s edition, Don Parman, our Manager of Programs and Services for the Performing Arts Industries, is on the Road – find out where! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

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Safety Scene – February 2019 Edition

In the February 2019 issue: Actsafe Appoints New Executive Director. New Naloxone Training Launched. Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Fundamentals Update. Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop Outreach. Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning a pass to the Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2019! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

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Safety Scene – January 2019 Edition

In the January 2019 issue: Motion Picture Safety Awareness Course is Now Online. Actsafe’s Event Safety Conference 2019. How to Beat the January Blues. WorkSafeBC 2019-2021 Policy Workplans. Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning tickets to see an advance screening of ‘Stan & Ollie’. View The Actsafe Safety Scene […]

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