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Orientation Basics – Worker’s 3 Basic Rights Video

Workers in British Columbia have 3 basic rights in regards to safety. Learn what they are in this 2 minute video.

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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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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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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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Safety Scene – 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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New and Young Worker Orientation Checklist

WorkSafeBC requires that all employers must ensure that a young or new worker is given a 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 WorkSafeBC regulations (sect, 3.22-3.25), Actsafe’s fillable […]

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation and Exam

To acquire a certificate for the MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course and Exam, you must attend the two-day course prior to taking the exam. Please follow the steps as outlined here. STEP 1 Motion Picture Industry Orientation This two-day instructor-led course is the prerequisite for the online Motion Picture Industry Orientation Exam administered by […]

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Topics

Here you will find arts and entertainment safety resource topics filtered by different categories: administration, biological hazards, chemical hazards, environmental hazards, health & safety hazards, physical hazards, psychosocial hazards, and safety communication. Please contact Actsafe if there are any resources you would like to see. View by Topic Category Our resource topics are organized in […]

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Safety Communication

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Health & Safety Hazards

Air Quality View Resources Emergency Preparedness View Resources Ergonomics View Resources Hearing View Resources Inspections View Resources New and Young Workers View Resources Open Flames View Resources Orientations View Resources Personal Protective Equipment View Resources Propane View Resources Reporting & Investigations View Resources Return To Work View Resources Rights & Responsibilities View Resources Slips, Trips, […]

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Union Training

Every BC Union has different training requirements. Here you will find a list of BC Unions and their corresponding course requirements for membership and permittee status. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging for additional information. […]

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Cancellation Policy

Actsafe’s cancellation policy vary from each course and workshop. Please see below further details on the cancellation policy for each one. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging if you have further questions. Cancellation Policy by […]

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Toolbox Talks

#1 Worker Rights & Responsibilities #2 Working Alone #3 Reporting Procedures #4 First Aid and Emergency Procedures #5 Proper Lifting Techniques #6 Ladder Safety #7 Slips, Trips & Falls #8 WHMIS 2015 #9 Risk Assessment       #11 Safe Use of Aerial Lifts #12 Working in Hot Weather #13 Working in Wet or Cold […]

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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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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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STAR System FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Actsafe Safety Association’s STAR System — our safety training and records system. If you would like to register for Actsafe’s courses and workshops, you first need to create a STAR System profile. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging if you have any further questions! General Courses & […]

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Monthly Updates – March 2021

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event. This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available […]

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Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021. Please watch this space for Actsafe’s […]

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Systems Ergonomics – Beyond Physical Factors

To better understand ergonomics as a systems science let us start by understanding an example. – Manu Nellutla, CCPE, CPHSA. Executive Director, Actsafe Safety Association A computer programmer has been complaining about back pain to his supervisor. His supervisor researches and gets the programmer an ‘ergonomic’ chair. After a few weeks of use, the programmer […]

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