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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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News and Events

News & Events Actsafe strives to regularly provide our members with the latest health & safety news and information related to the arts and entertainment industries. We host events such as our annual Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award, Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, and Actsafe Injury Prevention Week to recognize deserving individuals […]

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Newsletters

Newsletters Get the benefit of being the first to know about upcoming Actsafe courses and events, as well as health & safety news in the arts & entertainment sectors in our monthly update newsletter emails. Quarterly, we send out Safety Scene, an in-depth 15+ page newsletter featuring articles on safety tips from industry subject matter experts, and […]

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Quarterly Newsletter Advertising Opportunities

Actsafe’s Safety Scene newsletter has been revamped! Quarterly, a 20-page physical and digital newsletter, will be sent out to a large audience and we would love to include your organization’s advertisement. Why should you get involved? Safety Scene is Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, which is sent out to our subscriber list and then shared with the […]

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THIS PRIVACY POLICY CONTAINS LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.  PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE, APP, PLATFORM OR ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. Last Update: June 2022 Actsafe Safety Association (“Actsafe”, “we” or “us”) delivers online courses, training materials and course completion and user databases over the Internet through an online learning management system, online store […]

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Heat Exposure Webinar

Actsafe presents… PREVENTING EXTREME HEAT EXPOSURE IN ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WORKPLACES Learn about how to reduce the risk of heat stress in your motion picture, performing arts, and live event production. About this event Working in extreme temperatures can be uncomfortable and can lead to lethal consequences. Factors such as high humidity, sun exposure, and […]

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Resources for Preparing for Extreme Heat

Prepare and protect yourself when working outdoors in the summer, especially during extreme heat conditions. Learn about extreme heat and how you can prepare your home for it so you can work from home comfortably. Find out how you can reduce your risk of heat stress and how to identify signs of heat-related illnesses in […]

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Announcement of New Board of Directors

Actsafe Safety Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Violini as the new Chair and Dr. Roslyn Kunin as the new Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Ted Violini Chair, Board of Directors Linkedin Ted Violini is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Theory+Practice, a Vancouver-based SaaS scale-up. Theory+Practice deploys ML and AI solutions that enable […]

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Safety Scene – Spring 2022: Health and Safety Programs

This quarter’s theme is Health and Safety Programs. Having a health and safety program is the first step in ensuring workers are protected, risks are minimized, and a healthy and safe workplace is maintained. In this edition of Safety Scene, we walk you through the steps on how to create a health and safety program […]

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Safety Scene – Winter 2022: Slips, Trips & Falls

This quarter’s theme is Slips, Trips, and Falls. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most reported injuries in the arts and entertainment industry year on year, and many of these accidents could be prevented if you paused and looked around your workspace before starting your work.  In this edition of the Safety Scene, […]

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Monthly Updates – December 2021

Monthly Updates December 2021 The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022. We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer. Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

Monthly Updates November 2021 As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022.  This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in […]

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Monthly Updates – September 2021

Monthly Updates September 2021 September is finally here, which means that the arts and entertainment industries can get together for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week! This year’s AIP Week is going to be bigger and better than ever with our Safety Café visiting locations around the lower mainland. Why not plan to join us for coffee, cookies, and conversations […]

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Monthly Updates – August 2021

Monthly Updates August 2021 We have lots to update you on in August’s monthly updates after a very busy July! BC’s move into Step 3 of its restart plan, meant a move from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans. Actsafe’s safety team will review your Communicable Disease Plan and you can find the link to […]

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Monthly Updates – June 2021

Monthly Updates June 2021 We have lots to update you on in June’s monthly updates after a very busy May! We are launching a COVID Safety Coordinator Program to get anyone who is seeking work in the oversight of COVID ready and suited for this role, which includes completing a new COVID Safety Coordinator workshop. Find out more about […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2021: Working Alone

This quarter’s theme is Working Alone. Working alone is not unusual for the arts and entertainment industries in roles such as truck drivers, box office clerks, janitors, etc. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in the industry had to experience working from home alone for the first time. How did the industries manage this […]

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Monthly Updates – May 2021

Monthly Updates May 2021 We have lots to update you on in May’s monthly updates after a very busy April.   Since the success of What Would Don Do? for the performing arts and live events industry, we’re now launching Ask Anand, a weekly virtual platform for the motion picture and television industry to discuss various health and safety topics. Make sure to register […]

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Taking the next steps towards respect in the workplace

  Respectful workplaces. Where was this concept when I was a production assistant? Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Services, Actsafe Safety Association   It seems like the entry level position of production assistant was designed more as a long-term hazing exercise than an opportunity to learn the industry. People just tossing trash or garbage […]

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Respectful Workplaces and IDEA

We look to the near future and welcome the thought of getting back to normal artistic and cultural production! But what of the “normal” parts that we don’t want to come back? Dr. Grégoire Gagnon, Executive Director, CHRC Two things come to mind when we think of improving cultural HR practices for everyone to thrive: […]

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Diversity as a Strategy

As we transition out of the global pandemic to new ways of operating against a backdrop of an uncertain global economic outlook, workplaces are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to conduct business in a rapidly changing environment. Cameron Stockdale, President and CEO, Work Wellness Institute One strategy often touted by organizations is to […]

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Safety Scene – Summer 2021: Respectful Workplaces

This quarter’s theme is Respectful Workplaces. What is a respectful workplace and how do I even start to make my workplace more inclusive, diverse, and equal? This edition of Safety Scene aims to answer these questions for you by featuring articles about accessibility in the workplace, improving cultural HR practices, and how the industries are […]

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COVID-19 Implications of the Physical Interaction of Artificial Fog on Respiratory Aerosols Report

COVID-19 Implications of the Physical Interaction of Artificial Fog on Respiratory Aerosols Report New study, sponsored in part by IATSE Local 891, shows that artificial fog may even reduce levels of suspended respiratory aerosols. Artificial fog is used in the film, television, and live entertainment industries to enhance lighting, as a visual effect, and to […]

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The Who, What, When, and How of Inspections

Inspections. The very word can evoke an endless array of questions. What do we need to inspect? When do they need to be done? How do we do them? Who does them? Can anyone help me with this? Well, hopefully I’ll be able to shed some light on these questions. Let’s start at the beginning, […]

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Rigging inspections…why bother?

Liability.     Wes Jenkins, Senior Partner, Down Stage Right Industries Ltd Now that I have your attention, I want to briefly share my thoughts on rigging inspections and best practices. Rigging inspections are required by various provincial, national, and international codes and standards as well as responding to industry best practices. They reduce the […]

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