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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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#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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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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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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Departure Announcement

Departure Announcement December 2021 14 December 2021 After almost three years at the helm of Actsafe Safety Association, Manu Nellutla has announced that he will be resigning as CEO from Actsafe Safety Association effective January 7, 2022.   During his tenure, Manu prioritized growth and innovation. The Actsafe team has doubled in size and has developed additional resources, training programs and safety advisory services such as ActONE (Actsafe’s Occupational health […]

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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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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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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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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 – 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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Monthly Updates, February 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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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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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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