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New and Young Worker Orientation Checklist

WorkSafeBC requires that all employers must ensure that a young or new worker is given health and safety orientation and training specific to his/her workplace before the young or new worker begins work. To help employers in the film and performing arts industry come into compliance with these WorkSafe BC regulations (sect, 3.22-3.25), Actsafe’s fillable […]

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New and Young Worker Orientations Video Series

WorkSafeBC requires employers to provide all young and new workers with an orientation at each worksite. In Motion Picture and Performing Arts, locations change frequently, so Actsafe has produced a set of three videos to help supervisors, workers and employers better understand the content and requirements of such orientations.

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#33A Employing Child Actors Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The utmost emphasis must be placed on the need to provide a safe and healthy working environment for Children employed in the Film, Television and Commercial Industry. No Child shall be required to work in a situation which places the Child in danger to life or limb, is unsafe or unhealthy, or if the Child […]

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#33 Infant Actors (15 days to 6 months old) Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations regarding the employment of infant actors in motion picture and television production. Infant Actors Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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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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Safety Scene – September 2016 Edition

In the September 2016 issue: Actsafe Is Going On The Road! Joint Health & Safety Committee Evaluation Tool New and Young Worker Orientation and a whole lot more! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Safety Scene Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2019: Orientation

Actsafe’s new and improved quarterly newsletter Safety Scene is here, and this quarter’s theme is Orientation! The Summer Edition is filled with articles on how to carry out orientations in your workplace, tips from the orientation experts, and a production who is leading by example. Inside, you will also find a fillable New and Young Worker […]

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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 mail or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Beyond Compliance: Making the Most of Training and Orientation

Written by Robin Schooley, Industry Specialist in the Young and New Worker Program, WorkSafeBC. When the new hires arrive and it’s your job to provide orientation and training, are you prepared? What should it look like? And should you adjust it, depending on the age of your workers? First off, the fact that you’re giving serious […]

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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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Injury Prevention Week 2019

Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) September 9th-13th, 2019 The theme for 2019 was ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ which highlighted the importance of orientations in keeping workers in the arts and entertainment industries safe. Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily: Date […]

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But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another?

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. Most employers in motion picture and television realize the importance and the need for delivering an orientation to their workers. And for the most part, employers and supervisors are […]

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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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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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First Aid & Emergency Transportation Fact Sheet

At each new site, WorkSafeBC requires a first aid assessment to determine the level of first aid certification and equipment needed. The first aid assessment is one aspect of a production’s risk assessment; it is performed to identify risks and ensure the employer is offering an appropriate level of care at each location. This fact […]

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15 Passenger Van Safety

This info sheet will help employers and supervisors with important safety considerations when making decisions around which kind of passenger vehicle to use in transporting employees, workers and other staff personnel. Please Note: The decision to use 15 passenger vans instead of other vehicles to transport crew should always be carefully considered. 15 passenger vans […]

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Monthly Updates, September 2019

Actsafe’s September Updates August marked the end of an extremely busy summer for Actsafe and the arts and entertainment industries. This month, Actsafe travelled to Los Angeles, attended a number of outreach events, and we welcomed a new team member. Read all about what has been happening and what is coming up this September, below. […]

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Announcing Actsafe’s New Safety in Entertainment Awards

Actsafe is happy to announce that we are launching the inaugural Actsafe Entertainment in Safety Awards. The six awards will recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety in 2019 in the arts and entertainment industries. We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety […]

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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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