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Monthly Updates, December 2020

November has been a busy month for the Actsafe team with the release of updated Provincial Health Orders filling our inboxes with questions from our industries. We thank everyone for their patience during this time as we navigate through the PHO information to find the best answers for you.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find […]

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Understanding Ergonomics Helps Protect Workers from Sprains and Strains

Everything we do – be it building a set, filming, or unloading a truck – takes place in a system that includes the physical and organizational environment and the equipment and tools to perform the task. Ergonomics is the study of how people interact within all these system elements with the goal of optimizing well-being […]

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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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SafetyLine Working Alone App

Actsafe is partnering with SafetyLine to offer Actsafe’s members an additional 50% off select services. Do you have staff who work alone and you’re concerned for their safety while out on the job? Maybe they’re working in isolation at night? Or, do you have workers performing jobs in potentially dangerous situations? We have good news. […]

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SafetyLine Working Alone App

Actsafe is partnering with SafetyLine to offer Actsafe’s members an additional 50% off select services. Do you have staff who work alone and you’re concerned for their safety while out on the job? Maybe they’re working in isolation at night? Or, do you have workers performing jobs in potentially dangerous situations? We have good news. […]

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Injury Prevention Week Sessions & Resources

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 on Mental Health with Philippe Saucier. Creating a Supportive Workplace: How Managers, […]

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Injury Prevention Week Schedule

Monday Sept 21 Tuesday Sept 22 Wednesday Sept 23 Thursday Sept 24 Friday Sept 25 10am – 11am When Two Pandemics Collide – cancelled. Sick and Tired: A conversation about stress and fatigue Mike Harnett 1pm – 2.30pm An overview of concussions and their impact on your mental health Philippe Saucier 10am – 11.30am Creating […]

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Identifying the ‘invisible injury’: What happens when concussion concerns enter the spotlight

Whether it’s on a movie set, backstage, off-camera, or during rehearsal, a concussion-causing event can occur. Due to the complex, high-pressure work environments of the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries, workers face situations every day that put them at risk for sustaining this traumatic brain injury. – Shelina Babul, PhD, Clinical […]

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BC Film Stunt Performers and Stunt Related Injuries: A Survey and Review

The purpose of this research was to a) explore the predominant health and safety issues facing stunt performers in British Columbia and b) identify areas or projects where Actsafe can help the stunt performance community to do their jobs safely. BC Film Stunt Performers and stunt related injuries REVIEW and SURVEY PDF

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Paint Safety Primer

Painting in the arts industry is dynamic. Painters often work with varnishes, paint spraying and perform similar jobs that put them at risk equal to or greater than painters in other professions. Studies have shown that painters have a 30% or greater risk of lung cancer. Additionally, there are increased risks for cancer of the bladder, stomach and esophagus. […]

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Dealing With Latex Allergies At Work

The information in this WorkSafeBC booklet applies to a wide range of jobs with exposure to rubber products. This booklet explains: the health problems that may be caused by using rubber products; the natural rubber latex protein allergy, which may cause severe health problems; sources of information on “latex allergies” To read the full document, […]

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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur.  Incidents such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance. Incidents requiring immediate notification When there is an incident Immediate notification ensures quick […]

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Course Delivery: Virtual ClassroomCourse Cost: $75 +GSTCourse Duration: 8hrs This 2-day instructor-led workshop is the prerequisite for the online MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Exam administered by Actsafe Safety Association. Attend this workshop BEFORE taking the online exam. Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you […]

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