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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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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 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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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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AESC Registration

The 2021 conference is presented on a Pay What You Can basis, including $0. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the arts and entertainment industries and we recognize that many of our member’s income has been affected. We want everyone to have the opportunity to join us to network and share knowledge. Please select the […]

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Safety Scene – Winter 2021: Biological Hazards

This quarter’s theme is Biological Hazards Biological hazards are at forefront of everyone’s minds since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. What are they? How do we minimize the risks from them in our homes and in our workplaces? What biohazards can be found on production?  In this edition of Safety Scene, we answer these […]

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Monthly Updates, January 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share with you some final updates for the year including that registration is now open for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference! You can register today for as low as $0.  You will also find out the winners of our Actsafe Gives Back initiative, information on the […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2020

November has been a busy month for the Actsafe team with the release of updated Provincial Health Orders filling our inboxes with questions from our industries. We thank everyone for their patience during this time as we navigate through the PHO information to find the best answers for you.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2020

October has been a busy month for Actsafe with the release of a new COVID-19 safety course, the development of a checklist to assist with COVID-19 Safety Plans, and an updated Provincial Health Order.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find information about all of the above, as well as a number of upcoming webinars, Actsafe […]

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2021 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest

The 2021 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest has just launched. The theme of this year’s contest — I am doing my part — challenges students to create a self-filmed video (maximum two minutes) that explores how young workers can stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace.  You can enter the contest if you’re a B.C. student […]

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New Actsafe Gives Back Initiative is Launched!

CALLING ALL MOTION PICTURE AND PERFORMING ARTS INDUSTRY WORKERS Know someone that’s been struggling this year? Has work dried up due to COVID-19? Need help with upgrading your safety training? Actsafe has an opportunity for you.  We’re launching Actsafe Gives Back, a program that will allow disadvantaged workers from the arts and entertainment industries access to safety training they might not be […]

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Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process.  The 2020 winners are:   Welcome to the Motion Picture Industry  Charlotte Wright  Chantelle Fry  What Technicians Need to Know  Alan Ly  […]

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