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COVID-19 Implications of the Physical Interaction of Artificial Fog on Respiratory Aerosols Report

COVID-19 Implications of the Physical Interaction of Artificial Fog on Respiratory Aerosols Report New study, sponsored in part by IATSE Local 891, shows that artificial fog may even reduce levels of suspended respiratory aerosols. Artificial fog is used in the film, television, and live entertainment industries to enhance lighting, as a visual effect, and to […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Update April 2021

WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Update April 2021 The following update was provided to Actsafe Safety Association by WorkSafeBC on their continuing efforts to support the province in keeping workplaces healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share this with your members. On April 8th, the provincial health officer (PHO) announced an order delegating specific powers of […]

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Protecting workers from the increased use of disinfectants, cleaners, and sanitizers during COVID-19

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces plays an important part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. In the arts and entertainment industries, surfaces can include cameras, rigging equipment, costumes, and props. Workers who use cleaning products may risk chemical exposure that can cause injury. Many cleaning disinfectants contain chemicals that are dangerous if not used as directed. […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Resources

Below you will find a list of WorkSafeBC resources to guide employers through occupational health and safety during the current pandemic and to ensure that appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers from the risk of transmission. WorkSafeBC Resource Date Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans November 11th, 2020 Maintaining COVID-19 Plans Actsafe Letter November 11th, […]

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WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans

Please find below the upcoming enhanced COVID-19 WorkSafeBC inspections and consultations at workplaces in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. WorkSafeBC – Maintaining COVID Plans WSBC Maintaining COVID Plans Letter – Actsafe

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Actsafe’s COVID-19 Safety Procedures Course

This COVID-19 safety course provides a general overview for workers in British Columbia’s arts and entertainment production industries on how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on their worksites. Our website is being updated regularly with COVID-19 resources and information including motion picture specific guidelines, return to work information, and COVID-19 posters such as […]

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Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers: COVID-19

Actsafe is a supporting association of Work to Wellness and BC Municipal Safety Association’s Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers: COVID-19. The Psychological Support Toolkit includes a 5 Part – Virtual Summit bringing together industry experts and creating an intimate dialogue on their recommendations in light of COVID-19. In addition, this comprehensive resource will provide information packs, checklists, access […]

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BC Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide

The working groups formed by B.C’s Motion Picture Best Practices Coalition have completed the B.C. Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide.  Developed by employers and workers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry, this comprehensive guide will provide the industry with the department and work area-specific information on best practices in returning to operations safely. This […]

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COVID-19 Support Program

Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate.   Iridia has a team of health care professionals, emergency planners, and educators who are available to support the arts and entertainment industries in all aspects of the COVID-19 response.   Iridia is continually updating our program […]

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The Critical Importance of Psychologically Healthy & Safe Work Environments in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has had significant impacts on every facet of our lives – and while we are working hard to ensure we are engaging in distancing and cleanliness to ensure physical health and safety, how many of us are tending to the psychological health impacts of COVID-19? – Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych, MyWorkplaceHealth Preliminary data […]

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The Critical Importance of Psychologically Healthy & Safe Work Environments in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has had significant impacts on every facet of our lives – and while we are working hard to ensure we are engaging in distancing and cleanliness to ensure physical health and safety, how many of us are tending to the psychological health impacts of COVID-19? – Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych, MyWorkplaceHealth Preliminary data […]

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Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The Province of BC has announced we are in Phase 3, and welcomes all production activity to restart or begin.  BC’s motion picture safety guidance for return to production is now available on our here Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Collaboratively developed by industry for industry to ensure a safe return to operations during […]

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COVID-19 Symptoms

This poster was created to help workers check in to their health status daily to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool. To read the full document, and to print, click here (680 KB).

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COVID-19 Updates Subscription

Subscribe To COVID-19 Protocol and Resource Updates * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Sector Motion Picture, Television, or Commercial Performing Arts and Live Events

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WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19

Assessment payments under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program. WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). WorkSafeBC recognizes the challenges employers are facing during this extraordinary time, and in light of the impacts of […]

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Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace: A WorkSafeBC guide for employers

Orders from the provincial health officer (PHO) and guidance to employers and businesses provided by them BC Centre of Disease Control represent the minimum standard that employers must meet, to comply with obligations to ensure worker health and safety. This guide for employers provides questions you should ask to address health and safety concerns in […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 and Q1 2020 payment deferrals for employers

Chris Back, Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services, WorkSafeBC released the following communique: WorkSafeBC is actively monitoring and adjusting to the COVID-19 situation to determine how we can best support our stakeholders around the province. We know employers are facing a number of challenges and uncertainty at this time, so we have decided to […]

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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 in the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. To be notified in real-time of Actsafe COVID-19 updates to protocols […]

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AFC – Important Message Regarding COVID-19

AFC – Important Message Regarding COVID-19

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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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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (363 KB). This info sheet on COVID-19 (coronavirus) covers precautions that both employers and workers can take to avoid contracting and spreading the virus. At the time of this update, B.C. has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency. What is COVID-19?Coronaviruses are […]

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Actsafe’s COVID-19 Safety Procedures Course

Course Delivery: OnlineCourse Cost: FREECourse Duration: 0.5hrs This online COVID-19 safety course provides a general overview for workers in British Columbia’s arts and entertainment production industries on how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on their worksites. Our website is being updated regularly with COVID-19 resources and information including motion picture specific guidelines, return […]

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COVID, Kissing, and Cooties

When it comes to performing sex acts in mainstream media, we are limited by what we can show on camera. Kissing remains the only sex act we ask actors to perform and not simulate (with the exception of performers who prefer kiss-masking over non-simulated lip-locking). However, kissing is one of the more dangerous requests we […]

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In the Era of COVID – Mental Health for the Entertainment Industry

Lankey & Limey Ltd. has entered into a training service agreement with Actsafe Safety Association to deliver this one-day workshop to the arts and entertainment industries. Workshop Delivery: Virtual ClassroomWorkshop Cost: FREEWorkshop Duration: 8hrsWorkshop Owner: Lankey & Limey Ltd.Workshop Capacity: 24 participants Please note that this workshop is facilitated by a Lankey & Limey Ltd. safety […]

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Pandemic, Planning, and Public Health in the Arts Community

What a wild journey we have all been on since the arrival of SARSCov- 2 in early 2020. Casting my mind back, I remember hearing reports of a deadly virus in China. Shortly afterward I began hearing about its detection in a variety of European countries with it moving swiftly toward us as Spring Break […]

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