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BC Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide

The working groups formed by B.C’s Motion Picture Best Practices Coalition have completed the B.C. Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide.  Developed by employers and workers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry, this comprehensive guide will provide the industry with department and work area specific information on best practices in returning to operations safely. This […]

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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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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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#7A Addendum “A” – Principal Performers Using Underwater Diving Equipment Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Section 24.13(1)(a) of the Regulation requires that all divers in an occupational diving operation meet the requirements of CSA Standard 275.4-97 Competency Standard for Diving Operations. Each diver is also required to be competent to use the equipment that he or she will be using during the diving operation. The purpose of this guideline is […]

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#6 Animal Handling Rules Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

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#5 Policies and Programs Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Each studio, facility, and Production Company shall strive for the highest safety standards. Cast and crew must work diligently to maintain a safe and healthful work environment. Communication of information is one of the most effective measures to ensure a safe set. Safety takes precedence over expediency. Click here to download the guideline.

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#2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are intended to give recommendations, special guidelines, and conditions for the safe handling, use and storage of firearms utilizing live ammunition. Click here to download the guideline.

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#1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

BLANKS CAN KILL. TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS THOUGH THEY ARE LOADED. LIVE AMMUNITION IS NEVER TO BE USED NOR BROUGHT ONTO ANY STUDIO LOT OR STAGE. These guidelines are intended to give recommendations on the safe handling, use and storage of firearms. Firearms include prop guns, rubber guns, plastic guns, non-guns, flintlock guns, pistols, machine […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations.   Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin […]

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Motion Picture Safety Awareness Course Launches Online

Motion Picture Safety Awareness is making the move…to online! Launching January 7th, you will now be able to complete this free course online, at your leisure. This interactive, video-game style course takes approximately 5 hours and can be completed in parts, all while collecting both stars and knowledge along the way! Click here to begin […]

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#20 Motorcycles Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin is scheduled for review. If you have any questions please contact us info@actsafe.ca.

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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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Motion Picture and Television Industry Company Registration (Form 1800MPTI)

You may need WorkSafeBC coverage if you work in the motion picture and television industry and operate an incorporated company such as a loan-out company or are a performer in a starring (or above-the-line) role. To help simplify things for the motion picture and television industry, WorkSafeBC have established a streamlined process to determine a […]

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#25 Camera Cranes Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Click here for Camera Cranes Motion Picture Safety Bulletin PDF These guidelines are intended to give recommendations for the safe assembly and use of powered and manually operated counterbalanced camera cranes and telescopic camera cranes in the motion picture & TV industry. This safety bulletin may also be applicable to jib arms and similar types […]

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General Health and Safety Motion Picture Safety Primer

Click here for General health and safety primer PDF This primer describes basic workplace health and safety information for employers and workers, such as reporting injuries; risk assessments; refusing unsafe work; OHS programs; Joint Health and Safety Committees; working alone; respirator fit testing; young and new workers and hearing testing.

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Photographic Dust Effects Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (192 KB). INTRODUCTION A wide variety of products are used to create photographic dust effects in motion picture and television production. This fact sheet has been developed to inform and assist production is when using these products. It is important that productions fully understand the potential […]

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Power Line Distance Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (344 KB). Working Close to Energized Overhead Power Lines This addendum should be used anytime work is being done near overhead power lines and in conjunction with the following Safety Bulletins: #8 – Traditional Camera Cars #22 – Elevating Work Platforms #23 – Lighting Systems & […]

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EpiPen Motion Picture Fact Sheet #18

To read the full document, and to print, click here (349 KB). This fact sheet is intended to give information on the supply and use of an EpiPen® as part of a first aid kit in the motion picture & TV industry. An EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening […]

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Washroom Facilities Motion Picture Fact Sheet

The employer must ensure that a sufficient number of plumbed washrooms are readily available for the crew. Readily available means the walking distance from a working area to a washroom should not be more than 60 metres (200 feet). In multi-storied workplaces, washrooms should not be more than one floor above or below the working […]

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Concussions Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (127 KB). Recognition A concussion is a common form of brain injury. Concussions most often occur without a loss of consciousness. However, a concussion may involve loss of consciousness. A concussion is generally the result of a blow to the head, face or jaw, or […]

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WorkSafeBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions

This fact sheet has been created to help employers (i.e., production companies) ensure that their employees and service providers are covered by some form of WorkSafeBC insurance, to protect the production against liability if an accident happens. Please note that Actsafe is providing this fact sheet as a general guideline only. While the information provided […]

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Working Alone or in Isolation Motion Picture Fact Sheet #14

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Introduction Definition Working alone or in isolation – According to the Regulation, to work alone or in isolation “means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker in case of an emergency, or in case the worker […]

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#41 Guidelines for Safely Working On & Around Gimbals/Motion Bases Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are intended to give recommendations for safely working on and around Gimbals/Motion Bases. Gimbals/Motion Bases are generally one-of-a-kind, purpose-built devices designed to simulate real-world movement. Challenging environments, such as an airplane in flight, a ship in a storm, and many others may be simulated through the use of a gimbal. Gimbals/ Motion Bases […]

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