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#39 Foamed Plastics in Set and Prop Construction Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The following recommendations are intended to give general guidance on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of foam(ed) plastics when used to construct stage sets and props. Foam(ed) plastics are products made of petroleum distillates which can ignite when used in connection with heat from a hot wire or welding/cutting operation (hot work), or […]

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Warehouse/Construction Mill/Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist

Please find our Actsafe Warehouse, Construction Mill, & Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist form below: Warehouse / Construction Mill / Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist PDF

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Hard Hats Mandatory Poster

Letter sized 8.5″×11″ Hard Hats Mandatory sign for the workplace.

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Canister Adhesives Info Sheet

This info sheet provides information on canister adhesives and possible alternatives to Sta’-Put SPH. The 2009 MSDS for Sta’-Put SPH, a popular adhesive commonly used by the film industry, lists it with a Hazard Designation Xn-Harmful, which means: Substances and preparations which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed […]

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Paint Disposal Options Info Sheet

A two-page info sheet containing a non-comprehensive listing of paint disposal sites and options around the lower mainland. Paint Disposal Options Info Sheet PDF

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Active Noise Control Communication Headsets for the Entertainment Industry Report

Is your current communication headset not working out for you? Do you find yourself raising the volume on your headset in order to hear the person with whom you are trying to communicate? Then, perhaps you will find this report useful. It describes active noise control and how it is currently being used in headsets […]

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Evaluation of ISOBORD and MDF – Occupational Exposure Report

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by Actsafe Safety Association to evaluate the potential exposures to formaldehyde and isocyanates associated with Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) products and ISOBORD ™ used to construct sets and items for film and theatre production. The results have indicated that without the use of proper engineering controls (e.g. local exhaust […]

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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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Safe Work Procedures Isocyanate-Containing Products IATSE 891 Report

Safe work procedures to direct film industry personnel in the safe performance of their duties when working with isocyanate-containing products. This document contains a guideline for minimizing exposure to other individuals in the studio or set that are not working directly with the product. A brief summary of potential routes of exposure and health hazards are […]

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How To Conduct A Field Flame Test Video

In response to a request from within the performing arts industry, Actsafe Safety Association produced a video on how to conduct a field flame test to determine if a material is properly flame retarded. The video discusses what to look for to see if a material is already properly flame retarded; when to test materials; […]

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SawStop Saws Info Video

Actsafe hosted an information session on the SawStop family of table saws for members of the Construction Departments of IATSE 891 and ACFC2020. See the saw in action!

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Wood Dust, Formaldehyde and Noise Exposures in Vancouver Film Construction Shops Report

Report established baseline exposure levels for noise, wood dust and formaldehyde and compared those levels with exposure limits specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Identifies ten recommendations to improve health in film studio construction shops. Wood Dust, formaldehyde and noise exposure in Vancouver Film Construction shops Report PDF

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#22 Elevating Platforms (Scissor Lifts) and Aerial Extensible Boom Platforms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are applicable to vertically operated elevated work platforms or “Scissor Lifts” and boom mounted, telescoping and rotating, elevating work platforms, such as “Condors.” Scissor Lifts Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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#10 Safety Guidelines for Using Foam(ed) Plastics in Set and Prop Construction Performing Arts Bulletin

The following recommendations are intended to give general guidance on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of foam(ed) plastics when used to construct stage sets and props. Foam(ed) plastics are products made of petroleum distillates which can ignite when used in connection with heat from a hot wire or welding/cutting operation (hot work), or […]

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Welding, Cutting & Allied Processes Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides safety information on welding, cutting and allied processes in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. Welding Cutting Fact Sheet PDF

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Construction & Woodworking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides safety information related to working with hand tools, power tools, and explosive-actuated fastening tools in order to ensure accident prevention. Construction Woodworking Fact Sheet PDF

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Construction & Demolition Fact Sheet

The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards are eliminated through organizing the work accordingly and by controlling access to the […]

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Water Restrictions & Power Washing Advisory

Important information regarding Metro Vancouver’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions, and the do’s and don’ts when using power washing for production purposes. Water Restrictions Advisory 2015 PDF

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aDB Structural Engineering Inc.

Services include suspended & ground based truss design, full interior/exterior structural set design for movies & TV, custom elements for dynamic/stunt work, suspended sets & green bed systems and more.

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Hearing Conservation & Protection Booklet

Under an agreement with Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing, Actsafe has agreed to fund the testing of motion picture and performing arts workers. This pamphlet includes a list of “At Risk” occupations as well as information on sound-exposure limits, sound levels, hearing protection and how to get free hearing testing. Hearing Conservation and Protection Brochure PDF

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