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#5 Policies and Programs Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Each studio, facility, and Production Company shall strive for the highest safety standards. Cast and crew must work diligently to maintain a safe and healthful work environment. Communication of information is one of the most effective measures to ensure a safe set. Safety takes precedence over expediency. Click here to download the guideline.

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#5 Policies and Programs Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This motion picture safety bulletin covers important safety policies and programs that must be implemented and adhered to on production sets. Each studio, facility, and Production Company shall strive for the highest safety standards. Cast and crew must work diligently to maintain a safe and healthful work environment. Communication of information is one of the […]

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Sound Advice: A Guide to Hearing Loss Prevention Programs

This WorkSafeBC guide explains the requirements of a hearing conservation program. For general information on implementing a hearing conservation program, click the image or link below. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here (683 kB).

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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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Monthly Updates, August 2020

We’re excited to announce that Actsafe Injury Prevention (AIP) Week will be coming to you virtually September 21-25!  This year’s theme is MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness and throughout this week we will be sharing mental health information and resources and we will also be having experts host webinars to help reduce the stigma around mental health.   #AIPWeek2020  Save the date and […]

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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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When I was in high school, everyone joked that I was a great therapist. My friends would always come and talk to me about their problems. Siblings, relationships, assignments, no matter what, they turned to me to be their sounding board. To them I was known as “The Ear”. – Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion […]

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You are not alone: My story

Mental health is still a difficult discussion. For those that suffer from mental health issues, there is still a stigma attached. – Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association My story. I don’t tell it to gain sympathy. I don’t tell it to make a political statement. I tell it […]

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You are not alone: My story

Mental health is still a difficult discussion. For those that suffer from mental health issues, there is still a stigma attached. – Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association My story. I don’t tell it to gain sympathy. I don’t tell it to make a political statement. I tell it […]

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When I was in high school, everyone joked that I was a great therapist. My friends would always come and talk to me about their problems. Siblings, relationships, assignments, no matter what, they turned to me to be their sounding board. To them I was known as “The Ear”. – Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion […]

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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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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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Monthly Updates, May 2020

Actsafe’s Monthly Updates: May We at Actsafe Safety Association hope that you are safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing our part in mitigating the exposure and spread of the virus to the Actsafe team and community and therefore our office is currently closed until further notice. We are still here to help […]

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What Would Don Do

Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Join Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these testing times. Contact Don at donparman@actsafe.ca to get signed up. Keep an eye on our social […]

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What Would Don Do?

Join Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these testing times.  Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Contact Don at donparman@actsafe.ca to get signed up. Keep an eye on our social media […]

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Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy

When Rebecca Orr laces up her shoes to walk in Steps for Life, her reasons are both intensely personal, and universal. Rebecca’s husband Lance was killed when a load of heavy concrete forms slipped from the chains of an overhead crane and crushed him. Now, Rebecca participates in Steps for Life– Walking for Families of […]

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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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About Our Industries

Actsafe currently serves over 2,500 employers and has trained over 11,000 workers in our free Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop and online course alone. We also provide a selection of 9 other free courses, including collaborations with CIRP to provide Naloxone Training, and Reel Green/Creative BC to teach Carbon Literacy. The remaining 9 courses are […]

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Contact Us

There are a number of ways to contact the Actsafe team; Instant message with one of the Actsafe Team here Drop us an email at info@actsafe.ca Give us a ring on 604 733 4682 Speak to a Manager for your industry’s programs and services: Motion Picture: Anand Kanna, anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. […]

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Job Posting – Safety Advisor

We’re seeking a candidate to fill the role of Safety Advisor here at Actsafe Safety Association. About Us Actsafe supports the Entertainment industry in British Columbia by providing occupational health & safety advisory services, resources, training and support as needed to help employers, workers and supervisors achieve a healthy and safe workplace. Actsafe was established […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2019

Actsafe’s December Updates 2019 is coming to a close and what a year it has been, and November was no exception. Preparation for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference has well and truly begun. Have you purchased your ticket? You will also find details about the inaugural Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, information on working in winter […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2019

 Actsafe’s November Updates October was another successful month for the Actsafe Team. We have welcomed two new team members, began selling Early Bird tickets to the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, and assessed how prepared we are for an emergency in our office. We have lots of exciting things lined up for November, so scroll down […]

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The Three Phases of Emergency Planning – An Article for Emergency Preparedness

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. When was the last time you took part in a fire drill? Within the last month? Within the last year? Back in high school? Don’t laugh; I bet it’s […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

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. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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