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Cognitive Ergonomics: The Effect of Fatigue on Injury Risk

From grips to performers, costumers to carpenters, and everyone in between, the film industry is a demanding one, involving long hours, hard work, and erratic schedules. Fatigue is often the norm, not the exception. – Mike Harnett, President, Solaris Fatigue Management But when we talk about work-related injuries, we tend to focus only on the […]

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Recommendations for Fighting Fatigue Link

This document has been reviewed by Actsafe’s Motion Picture Standing Committee and approved for distribution to British Columbia’s motion picture and television industry. Humans are a day-oriented species and when we challenge that by working late into the night, there can be consequences. The following recommendations will help you overcome those challenges and by doing […]

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Recommendations For Managing Fatigue in the Performing Arts Industry Booklet

Humans are a day-oriented species and when we challenge that by working late into the night, there can be consequences. The following recommendations will help you overcome those challenges and by doing so; – Increase your personal health and safety – Improve your family and social life – Improve work performance – Decrease your risk […]

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Recommendations For Managing Fatigue in the Motion Picture Industry Booklet

This document has been reviewed by Actsafe’s Motion Picture Standing Committee and approved for distribution to British Columbia’s motion picture and television industry. Humans are a day-oriented species and when we challenge that by working late into the night, there can be consequences. The following recommendations will help you overcome those challenges and by doing […]

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Physical Hazards

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Here you will find arts and entertainment safety resource topics filtered by different categories: administration, biological hazards, chemical hazards, environmental hazards, health & safety hazards, physical hazards, psychosocial hazards, and safety communication. Please contact Actsafe if there are any resources you would like to see. View by Topic Category Our resource topics are organized in […]

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Psychosocial Hazards

Bullying & Harassment View Resources Fatigue View Resources First Aid View Resources Psychological Health & Safety View Resources

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Monthly Updates – September 2021

Monthly Updates September 2021 September is finally here, which means that the arts and entertainment industries can get together for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week! This year’s AIP Week is going to be bigger and better than ever with our Safety Café visiting locations around the lower mainland. Why not plan to join us for coffee, cookies, and conversations […]

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Monthly Updates – August 2021

Monthly Updates August 2021 We have lots to update you on in August’s monthly updates after a very busy July! BC’s move into Step 3 of its restart plan, meant a move from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans. Actsafe’s safety team will review your Communicable Disease Plan and you can find the link to […]

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Monthly Updates – March 2021

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event. This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2020

The theme for 2020 was MIND Your Health, Mental Health Awareness. Here you will find our list of session recordings and a curated list of resources on mental health and well-being. Session Slides, Resources, and Recordings: Sick and Tired: A Conversation About Stress and Fatigue with Mike Harnett. An Overview of Concussions and their Impact […]

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Not to be a Pain…

Ever had a pain in the neck? Well, ergonomics is a science that tries to design places and activities around cast and crew to reduce pains like that. It recognizes that everyone is different and because of these differences they may not relate the same way to pillows, work signage, tools, equipment, and spaces. Ergonomics […]

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Safety Scene Newsletter – Fall 2020: Ergonomics

This quarter’s theme is Ergonomics Ergonomics looks at designing a job to fit the worker to make the work safer and help the worker perform the job well. Ergonomics is often spoken about in relation to body aches and pains from sitting, however, it is much bigger than this. We must also look at other factors […]

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The History of Actsafe Injury Prevention Week

Actsafe launched Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) in 2018 to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s arts and entertainment industries’ workers and to provide shareable tips, tools, and resources to help prevent these injuries. This week-long campaign gives Actsafe an opportunity to: increase industry awareness about the highlighted health and […]

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Supergirl: Leading By Example

Written by Jennifer Lane, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Actsafe Safety Association.   The role of a Locations Manager is to source and find locations to be used in production. It is part of their role to ensure that the location is a safe environment for the crew to be in, and one they can get […]

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Extended Work Days UBCP/ACTRA Guidelines

Extended work days can cause a Performer to experience fatigue; this can make it unsafe for a Performer to drive home. This bulletin discusses the symptoms of fatigue and the safety guidelines to consider when extended work days are necessary. View UBCP/ACTRA’s bulletin here

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Shift Into Winter Driving

When B.C. officially shifts into winter driving, take a look at these resources to ensure the safety of yourself and your workers in these conditions. Road Safety At Work Links: Shift Into Winter – Shift into Winter’s portal of online courses provides practical, easy-to-use learning to help you improve road safety in your workplace, including creating […]

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Safety Monks

Services include creating risk assessments of location shoots & related compliance consultation, contractor safety program development & implementation, liaison representative for any regulatory authorities i.e. WorkSafeBC, on-site OH&S Training for all workers and more.

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Propane Guidelines Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (208 KB). As many members of the industry are aware, the BC Film Industry experienced two serious issues with propane and propane fired heaters in the fall of 2010. Workers experienced near misses and serious injuries as a result of these incidents. What many industry […]

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Dancer Nutrition Info Sheet

The benefits of good nutrition are numerous, and even more so for dancers. This information booklet answers questions such as; how can I sustain my energy longer? How can I improve my recovery with nutrition? How can I prevent muscle soreness? And includes guidance and nutritious recipes.

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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by email or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Makeup & Hairdressing Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (180 KB). This fact sheet provides safety information on makeup and hairdressing products and practices used in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. Makeup and hairdressing room The makeup and hairdressing room should be clean and equipped with hot and cold running […]

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Extended Work Hours DGC Guidelines

Fatigued? Worried about driving home after a long shift? Collective agreement guidelines may provide options to help. The following guidelines from The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) set forth common sense measures which should be considered when extended work days are necessitated, including how to recognize […]

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