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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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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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MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course and Exam

Follow the steps below, in order, to acquire a certificate for the MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation course and exam: STEP 1: MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course Course Delivery: Virtual ClassroomCourse Cost: $75 +GSTCourse Duration: 4hrs/day for 2 consecutive days This 2-day instructor-led workshop is the prerequisite for the online MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Exam […]

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STAR System FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: TOP SECTION GENERAL WHAT IS STAR? HOW DO I CREATE A PROFILE? HOW DO I LOGIN TO MY PROFILE? WHAT IS ACTSAFE? WHERE ARE MY RECEIPTS? STAR NOTIFICATIONS, WHY SHOULD I KEEP THEM TOGGLED ON? WHY CLICK ‘AGREE’ TO HAVE RECORDS VISIBLE FOR THE ADVANCED SEARCH? COURSES HOW CAN I ACCESS MY […]

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Health and Safety for Motion Picture and Television Production in B.C.

To read the full document, and to print, click here (1.22 MB). This book aims to help reduce the risk of injury to workers in the motion picture, television, and commercial production industry. The resource is mainly for employers, although the information is also relevant for workers and anyone involved in work on a film or television […]

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Pandemic, Planning, and Public Health in the Arts Community

What a wild journey we have all been on since the arrival of SARSCov- 2 in early 2020. Casting my mind back, I remember hearing reports of a deadly virus in China. Shortly afterward I began hearing about its detection in a variety of European countries with it moving swiftly toward us as Spring Break […]

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Monthly Updates, February 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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Monthly Updates, January 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share with you some final updates for the year including that registration is now open for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference! You can register today for as low as $0.  You will also find out the winners of our Actsafe Gives Back initiative, information on the […]

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Monthly Updates, December 2020

November has been a busy month for the Actsafe team with the release of updated Provincial Health Orders filling our inboxes with questions from our industries. We thank everyone for their patience during this time as we navigate through the PHO information to find the best answers for you.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2020

October has been a busy month for Actsafe with the release of a new COVID-19 safety course, the development of a checklist to assist with COVID-19 Safety Plans, and an updated Provincial Health Order.  In this Monthly Updates, you will find information about all of the above, as well as a number of upcoming webinars, Actsafe […]

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STAR FAQS

What is STAR?  STAR is an acronym for Safety Training and Records. This Learning Management System (LMS) will be replacing the legacy system known as Safety Passport.  What is an LMS?  A Learning Management System (LMS) is used to administer, deliver, track and report online courses and instructor led training.  The key benefits to an […]

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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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