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Emergency Preparedness Get Prepared Link

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards that can cause various emergency situations, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. A great resource on emergency preparedness is Get Prepared.

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Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan Info Sheet

This four-page info sheet guide, developed and published by Actsafe, includes information on how to develop an emergency plan, including general procedures as well as strategies for specific emergencies (e.g. fires, earthquakes and floods). The infosheet also includes a checklist for both office and personal emergency kits. Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan Info Sheet PDF  

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What To Do In The Event of a Power Outage Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In our poster, you will find practical information on what to do in case a power outage should occur: Power Outage Poster PDF Another great resource on emergency preparedness […]

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What To Do In The Event of an Earthquake Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In our poster, you will find practical information on what to do in case an earthquake or tsunami should occur: Earthquake Poster PDF Another great resource on emergency preparedness […]

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Emergency Plan Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In this poster you’ll find practical information on what to do in case an emergency should occur. Another great resource on emergency preparedness is Get Prepared. Emergency Preparedness Poster […]

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Safety Scene – April 2016 Edition

In the April 2016 issue: Actsafe’s STAR System announcement Emergency Preparedness Week What’s Wrong With This Picture? and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Safety Scene – March 2017 Edition

In the March 2017 issue: New JHSC regulation additions and mandatory training Inaugural Actsafe Event Safety Conference success Emergency preparedness competition time Upcoming Events New Performing Arts Safety Awareness Workshop and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Safety Scene – December 2014 Edition

In the December 2014 issue: The Actsafe “Best Of” Spotlight on Jay Dodge, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo Propane Safety Tips for working in winter weather Things to keep in your car in case of a winter emergency and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Air Quality Advisory – August 2018

If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should be considered; The Ministry of Environment recommends that strenuous outdoor activities be avoided. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms while working outdoors, contact your […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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The Three Phases of Emergency Planning – An Article for Emergency Preparedness

Written by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch with Anand; anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120. When was the last time you took part in a fire drill? Within the last month? Within the last year? Back in high school? Don’t laugh; I bet it’s […]

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Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2019: Emergency Preparedness

This quarter’s theme is Emergency Preparedness! This edition is filled with information on how to be prepared for an emergency at your workplace, and also at your home. It includes articles from Actsafe’s safety team, the City of Vancouver’s Desiree Hamilton, and Gentian Events Ltd’s Eric Stuart. This edition’s centerfold is Actsafe’s Emergency Preparedness info sheet […]

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Everyone Has A Role In Earthquake Preparedness

An article by Desiree Hamilton, Emergency Planning Coordinator, Vancouver Emergency Management Agency | City of Vancouver for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. Did you know that a year after The Great East Japan Earthquake, more than 5,400 businesses had yet to reopen and 1,000 businesses were bankrupt within one and a half years? The upcoming Great British […]

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“We are in the entertainment business, not the emergency business… aren’t we?”

An article by Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA, Director of Gentian Events Ltd. for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. So, how do we prepare for crowd emergencies and what do those emergencies look like? I will answer the second one first: everything and anything that might impact negatively, hurt, scare, or kill your […]

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Monthly Updates, August 2019

Actsafe’s August Updates July was another great month for Actsafe with a lot of exciting things happening to update you on, including; Upcoming Courses and Dates Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week New Job Openings Outreach… and more! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to get the latest arts and entertainment safety news. See you next month! […]

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Labour Day 2019

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe Labour Day weekend! Actsafe will be closed from 2pm Friday, August 30th and will re-open on Tuesday, September 3 at 9am. If you experience a worksite emergency, contact WorkSafeBC. Their Prevention Information Line is 1.888.621.7233

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Toolbox Talks

  Worker Rights & Responsibilities Working Alone Reporting Procedures   First Aid and Emergency Procedures Proper Lifting Techniques Ladder Safety   Slips, Trips & Falls WHMIS 2015 Risk Assessment         Safety Footwear (coming soon) Safe Use of Aerial Lifts Working in Hot Weather   Working in Wet or Cold Weather Working in […]

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Happy Holidays from Actsafe!

Season’s Greetings! From all of us at Actsafe, we wish you happy holidays and a peaceful new year filled with good health, happiness and safety knowledge! The Actsafe office will be closed from 3pm Friday, December 21st and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9.00am. If you experience a worksite emergency, contact WorkSafeBC, their […]

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“We Need To Talk About Orientations”

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. YES, you need to do this for every new and young worker! YES, you should do this at the top of each call! We need to talk about orientations for […]

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