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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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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

Actsafe has curated a list of WorkSafeBC resources to guide employers through occupational health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources can help ensure appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers and patrons. Important: The Workplace Safety Order and Gatherings and Events Order expired on April 8, 2022. The Provincial Health Officer no […]

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COVID-19 Safety Procedures

At this time masks are mandatory in our communal office space. In the classroom, mask mandates are at the instructor’s discretion. Learn more about our COVID protocols for accessing Actsafe’s office. Overview This COVID-19 safety course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and provides a general overview on what workers in British Columbia’s arts and entertainment […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

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 with the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. COVID-19 Protocols at […]

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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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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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Harm Reduction Services at Summer Festivals

Summer is just around the corner, which means there will be summer festivals and events to look forward to. Bonnie Henry, the B.C. Provincial Health Officer, would like to take this opportunity to remind us all, including festival organizers, promoters, local governments, health authorities, and public safety officials about attending and organizing events safely in […]

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Union Training

Every BC Union has different training requirements. Here you will find a list of BC Unions and their corresponding course requirements for membership and permittee status. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging for additional information. […]

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Group Training

Here you will find important course information in regards to group training options for Actsafe’s courses and workshops. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging for additional information. Group Training Option Are […]

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Cancellation Policy

Actsafe’s cancellation policy vary from each course and workshop. Please see below further details on the cancellation policy for each one. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging if you have further questions. Cancellation Policy by […]

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Toolbox Talks

#1 Worker Rights & Responsibilities #2 Working Alone #3 Reporting Procedures #4 First Aid and Emergency Procedures #5 Proper Lifting Techniques #6 Ladder Safety #7 Slips, Trips & Falls #8 WHMIS 2015 #9 Risk Assessment       #11 Safe Use of Aerial Lifts #12 Working in Hot Weather #13 Working in Wet or Cold […]

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Hazard Identification

At this time masks are mandatory in our communal office space. In the classroom, mask mandates are at the instructor’s discretion. Learn more about our COVID protocols for accessing Actsafe’s office. Overview How do you manage and identify hazards that you encounter in the workplace? Managing hazards is critical to the health and safety of cast […]

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BSAFE – BC Safety Assured for Everyone

Overview Actsafe Safety Association, with support from the BC Arts Council, has licensed this course from go2HR. If you are from the arts and culture sector, this course is an ideal tool to introduce the COVID safety concepts to your front-of-house and volunteer workforce. go2HR developed this COVID-19 era safety certificate program, BSAFE, with input […]

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Monthly Updates – December 2021

Monthly Updates December 2021 The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022. We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer. Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

Monthly Updates November 2021 As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022.  This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in […]

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