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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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Monthly Updates, February 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 last year 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 […]

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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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Injury Prevention Week Schedule

The theme for Actsafe’s 2021 Injury Prevention week is ‘Respectful Workplaces’. Please save-the-date, September 20–24, and join us then. Below was our 2020 schedule so you can see our informative range of topics and selection of speakers. We’ll update our 2021 scheduling closer to the time. Monday Sept 21 Tuesday Sept 22 Wednesday Sept 23 […]

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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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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (363 KB). This info sheet 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 update, B.C. has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency. What is COVID-19?Coronaviruses are […]

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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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Safety Scene – July 2018 Edition

In the July 2018 issue: Guidelines For Working In Hot Temperatures, Calltime: Mental Health Resource Website, Joint Health & Safety Committee Reports and What To Do With Them, Managing Fatigue, Hello’s and Goodbye’s, And Much More! View The Actsafe Safety Scene online here.

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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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Extended Work Hours BCCFU 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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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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Safety Scene – July 2017 Edition

In the July 2017 issue: Recommendations for managing fatigue, WorkSafeBC #listentoyourgut young worker campaign, Office closure notification, and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Safety Scene – February 2017 Edition

We’ve dedicated the February 2017 issue to the inaugural Actsafe Event Safety Conference. Plus, in the February 2017 issue: View our complete conference program Complete conference schedule Dancer Transition Resource Centre ‘on the MOVE’ event dates Top 10 most viewed Motion Picture bulletins 2016 Full publication of our ‘Recommendations for Fighting Fatigue’ document and a […]

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