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

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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 At Heights in the Live Production Industry in BC Guide

This guide will help those that work in the performing arts understand the WorkSafeBC requirements and industry safe work practices for working at heights. Shape Working at heights in the live production industry in BC Guide PDF

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Acknowledgement of Receipt of Production Safety Guidelines Checklist

Please find Actsafe’s Acknowledgement of Receipt of Production Safety Guidelines Checklist form below: Acknowledgement of receipt of production safety guidelines checklist PDF

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Location and Production Office Hazard Checklist

Please find our Actsafe Location and Production Office Hazard Checklist form below. This checklist should be completed or each location or production office. Explain all items of concern and how/when these items will be resolved in the Hazard Description Table. Location and Production Office Hazard Checklist PDF

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Production Motion Picture Safety Primer

The Motion Picture Safety Primer: Production describes safety guidelines and requirements for the various departments, as well as specialized activities that may occur during a production. Topics include: construction painting ladders scaffolds fall protection equipment lighting and electrical safety pyrotechnics smoke and fog firearms underwater diving and more.. To read the full document, and to print, click […]

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Focus on Safety: Safe Work Practices Manual for Film and Television Production in B.C.

This WorkSafeBC general safety manual is written for employers (production companies) and workers in B.C.’s film and television production industry. It includes information on potential hazards and provides safe work practices to prevent injuries in the industry. It covers topics such as: equipment vehicles location hazards construction, painting special effects props stunts To read the […]

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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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Join our mailing list and you’ll be kept up-to-date on industry news and information.  We’ll notify you of; important upcoming events (including our popular Entertainment Safety Conference and our annual Injury Prevention Week), Industry hazard alerts,  monthly updates focused on health and safety news in the arts and entertainment sectors, our very own quarterly Safety Scene newsletter […]

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Injury Prevention Week Resources

Here you will find our curated list of resources on mental health and well-being. Quicklinks: Psychological Toolkit for Workers and Employers Calltime Mental Health resource Identifying psychological impacts & needs due to COVID-19 Skills for communicating effectively with people experiencing psychological distress Poster Selection Psychological Toolkit for Works and Employers.  Actsafe is a supporting association of Work […]

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Monthly Updates, September 2020

Virtual Actsafe Injury Prevention Week Is Almost Here There is less than one month to go until the third annual Actsafe Injury Prevention Week and this year’s theme is ‘MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness’. From September 21-25, Actsafe and a host of mental health experts will be holding two free webinars daily to try […]

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Injury Prevention Week Schedule

Monday Sept 21 Tuesday Sept 22 Wednesday Sept 23 Thursday Sept 24 Friday Sept 25 10am – 11am When Two Pandemics Collide – cancelled. Sick and Tired: A conversation about stress and fatigue Mike Harnett 1pm – 2.30pm An overview of concussions and their impact on your mental health Philippe Saucier 10am – 11.30am Creating […]

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COVID-19 Support Program

Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate.   Iridia has a team of health care professionals, emergency planners, and educators who are available to support the arts and entertainment industries in all aspects of the COVID-19 response.   Iridia is continually updating our program […]

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The History of Actsafe Injury Prevention Week

Actsafe launched Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) in 2018 to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s arts and entertainment industries’ workers and to provide shareable tips, tools, and resources to help prevent these injuries. This week-long campaign gives Actsafe an opportunity to: increase industry awareness about the highlighted health and […]

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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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Embracing “No” – The Next Consent Conversation

-The following article was contributed by Megan Gilron (she|they) for Actsafe’s summer edition of Safety Scene, the theme of which is mental health. The job of supporting performers and crew within and around scenes of intimacy has been practised in one form or another for years, but the role of Intimacy Coordinator (Film/TV) and Intimacy […]

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Return To Operations – Submission Forms

Safety Plan Submissions 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?  Upload your plan and one of Actsafe’s safety advisors will endeavour to provide feedback within 72 hours. Submit either your Motion Picture or Performing Arts […]

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Performing Arts and Live Events 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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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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Monthly Updates, June 2020

Actsafe has created a relaunch framework for the performing arts industry. This framework is developed to specifically address the risks associated with COVID-19. It is designed to help organizations complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan as required by WorkSafeBC and address public health orders. Please feel free to share this framework with your community. COVID-19 Best […]

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Identifying the ‘invisible injury’: What happens when concussion concerns enter the spotlight

Whether it’s on a movie set, backstage, off-camera, or during rehearsal, a concussion-causing event can occur. Due to the complex, high-pressure work environments of the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries, workers face situations every day that put them at risk for sustaining this traumatic brain injury. – Shelina Babul, PhD, Clinical […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries. As your occupational health and safety association we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge in the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. To be notified in real-time of Actsafe COVID-19 updates to protocols […]

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Become a Member

You are already a member of Actsafe Safety Association if you are an industry member within the following four Classification units or you have applied for membership. 763025 Motion Picture, Commercial, or Television Production 761011 Live Performance Venue 761030 Performing Arts 761027 Organizing or Conducting Special Events Actsafe Membership is also open to professional, trade […]

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