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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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Class Order – Mass Gatherings, Re: COVID-19

For those of us in the Live Performance Venue, Performing Arts, Organizing or Conducting Special Events industries, and for anyone who owns, occupies and operates places at which large numbers of people gather, an order from B.C.’s Health Minister below: NOTICE TO OWNERS, OCCUPIERS AND OPERATORS OF PLACES AT WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE GATHER […]

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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

This information 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 publication, according to BCCDC, B.C. has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency. What is coronavirus?  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which in humans […]

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Washing Your Hands

This poster was created to provide step-by-step instructions for washing your hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To read the full document, and to print, click here (855 KB).

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Return To Operations – Submission Forms

Safety Plan Submissions Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense?  Upload your plan and one of Actsafe’s safety advisors will endeavour to provide feedback within 72 hours. Submit either your Motion Picture or Performing Arts […]

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Clean & Disinfect: KITCHENS

This poster was created to help remind all workers to please clean and disinfect all surfaces in kitchens, before and after, use to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To read the full document, and to print, click here (240 KB).

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Clean & Disinfect: OFFICE SPACES

This poster was created to help remind all workers to please clean and disinfect all surfaces in office spaces, before and after use, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To read the full document, and to print, click here (456 KB).

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Clean & Disinfect: BOARDROOMS

This poster was created to help remind all workers to please clean and disinfect all surfaces in boardrooms, before and after, use to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To read the full document, and to print, click here (437 KB).

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Performing Arts and Live Events Return to Operations Submission Form

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s safety advisors can review your safety plan before you head back to production. Fill in and submit your plan below and we will endeavour to provide feedback […]

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Motion Picture Return to Operations Submission Form

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s safety advisors can review your safety plan before you head back to production. Fill in and submit your plan below and we will endeavour to provide feedback […]

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WorkSafeBC Deferring Quarterly Premium Payments.

WorkSafeBC deferring quarterly premium payments for an additional quarter Release of preliminary base rates for 2021 postponed until fall Richmond, B.C. (June 8, 2020) — WorkSafeBC today announced that it is extending the deferral period for quarterly premium payments for an additional three months, without penalty or interest. In order to ensure account balances are correct, […]

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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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Industry Updates

WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19 What Would Don Do? Workers Compensation Act Updates April 2020 Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2020: Concussions Class Order – Mass Gatherings, Re: COVID-19 COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet […]

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Monthly Updates, May 2020

Actsafe’s Monthly Updates: May We at Actsafe Safety Association hope that you are safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing our part in mitigating the exposure and spread of the virus to the Actsafe team and community and therefore our office is currently closed until further notice. We are still here to help […]

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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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