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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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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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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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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 – June 2015 Edition

In the June 2015 issue: A NEW Actsafe Spotlight on Elia Kirby fo rom the Great Northern Way Scene Shop. Hellos, and goodbyes. Workers Compensation Act Changes. and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Injury Prevention Week

In 2018, to celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe, Actsafe launched a new injury prevention initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.) The goal of this now annual event is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s arts and entertainment industry workers and […]

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Actsafe Launches Injury Prevention Initiative

To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe we’ve launched a new digital safety initiative, Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week).  Each year AIP Week will highlight preventable industry injuries within different sectors of production work. This year’s week long campaign is entitled Back Here, Safety Matters and puts a […]

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Mental Health & Addiction Resource

The Calltime Mental Health campaign has been developed to support BC motion picture workers and their families, reduce the stigma related to mental health and substance use concerns, and to ensure that BC motion picture workers are aware of the services and benefits available to them through their Union Health Benefit Plans and broader resources […]

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Industry acts quickly to certify live performance electrical workers

March 3, 2011 Less than a month after Actsafe launched its new Live Performance Electrical Certificate (LPEC), the organization is getting strong signals that the program will be a success. “Our goal is for 100% of our eligible techs to hold this certification,” stated Matt Lees, Personnel Director for Riggit Services Inc. “It’s the first […]

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Monthly Updates, June 2019

Actsafe’s June Updates May was another great month at Actsafe and in British Columbia’s entertainment industry. Discover what we got up to throughout May and what we have coming up in June, including; Actsafe Job Opportunities, Upcoming Courses, Peer Safety Inspection Program, Annual General Meeting, June Events…and more! We hope that you’re enjoying the new format […]

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Monthly Updates, May 2019

Actsafe’s May Updates Course Update We listened to your feedback following the launch of our online Motion Picture Safety 101 – General Safety Awareness course, and in an effort to remove all glitches we will be uploading an updated version of the course on May 6, 2019. If you are in the process of completing […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2018

  November 5th – 9th, 2018 To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe, we’re launching a brand new injury prevention initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.) The goal of our annual event is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s motion picture […]

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