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Your Rights and Responsibilities Reference Card

Actsafe Safety Association’s wallet-sized foldable card shows lists your rights and responsibilities as a worker, supervisor, and employer. Note: the material in this document does not replace the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation or the Workers Compensation Act. Employers, supervisors and workers should always refer to the Regulation and Act for specific requirements that […]

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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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Free Performing Arts Safety Workshops

Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors Course Delivery: Virtual ClassroomCourse Cost: FREECourse Duration: 5hrs This workshop is designed to provide all performing arts industry supervisors with a fundamental understanding of current WorkSafeBC regulations and their safety obligations. Filled with group activities and relevant discussion, Safety for Supervisors provides supervisors with the knowledge base to supervise their staff in a safe and […]

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Injury Prevention Week 2019

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) September 9th-13th, 2019 The theme for 2019 was ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ which highlighted the importance of orientations in keeping workers in the arts and entertainment industries safe. Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily: Date […]

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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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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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Supergirl: Leading By Example

Written by Jennifer Lane, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Actsafe Safety Association.   The role of a Locations Manager is to source and find locations to be used in production. It is part of their role to ensure that the location is a safe environment for the crew to be in, and one they can get […]

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Actsafe Bylaws

Have questions about the rules under which we operate? Read our current bylaws, which includes information on organization membership, membership rights and obligations, meetings of members, proceedings at general meetings, powers and responsibilities of the board and more.

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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 Fact Sheet #15

To read the full document, and to print, click here (232 kB). 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 […]

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First Aid & Emergency Transportation Fact Sheet #10

To read the full document, and to print, click here (268 KB). At each new site, WorkSafeBC requires a first aid assessment to determine the level of first aid certification and equipment needed. The first aid assessment is one aspect of a production’s risk assessment; it is performed to identify risks and ensure the employer […]

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Your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Step-by-step information on how to properly refuse unsafe work.

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Performing Arts Safety Awareness

Course Delivery: Virtual ClassroomCourse Cost: FREECourse Duration: 4hrs This highly interactive general safety workshop is designed specifically for the performing arts and live event industry (not the film industry). Topics covered include, but are not limited to: identifying hazards; rights and responsibilities; and the importance of safety committees in the workplace. This course is not transferable to […]

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Occupational First Aid – Level One

Due to the current pandemic, all in-house Actsafe courses are cancelled and we’re doing our utmost to offer as many of our courses virtually. However, OFA1 is an interactive course and can only be taught in-person and therefore we will not be offering this course at this time. We will be monitoring the PHO for […]

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About Us

Actsafe is a not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Since 1998, we have been serving our industries by providing resources and training to employers, workers, and supervisors to achieve a healthy and safe workplace. We are always here to provide information relevant to best practices around health and safety […]

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