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Substance Use & Impairment in the Workplace WorkSafeBC Link

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, policies and procedures on substance use and impairment in the workplace are encouraged. This WorkSafeBC webpage explains how substance-use impairment can affect a workplace, the responsibilities of workers and employers for managing impairment, and provides you with other relevant resources. Access this information here.

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Guiding Hand Signals Booklet

Complex driving manoeuvres require the use of a spotter for safety. The spotter’s responsibility is to direct the vehicle driver operator and alert them to obstructions in the vehicles path. Spotters must also alert pedestrians and traffic to stay clear of the danger areas. For clear communication the spotter must maintain visual contact with the driver […]

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Guiding Hand Signals Card

Complex driving manoeuvres require the use of a spotter for safety. The spotter’s responsibility is to direct the vehicle driver operator and alert them to obstructions in the vehicles path. Spotters must also alert pedestrians and traffic to stay clear of the danger areas. For clear communication the spotter must maintain visual contact with the driver […]

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Rights and Responsibilities Link

Actsafe Safety Association’s online resource summarizes the rights and responsibilities of workers, employers, and supervisors. Find our digital resource here.

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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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Your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work Poster

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

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Joy Bischoff & Associates Arbitrator & Mediator

Services include human rights training, supervisor training, harassment complaints investigator, grievance mediation and arbitration, dysfunctional workplace resolutions, conflict Resolution training and more.

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A Message to BC Employers

Employers have an obligation to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act of British Columbia. This means that workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. They have the right to be properly trained, and the right to refuse unsafe work. But it’s more than a legal obligation. […]

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New and Young Worker Orientation Checklist

WorkSafeBC requires that all employers must ensure that a young or new worker is given health and safety orientation and training specific to his/her workplace before the young or new worker begins work. To help employers in the film and performing arts industry come into compliance with these WorkSafe BC regulations (sect, 3.22-3.25), Actsafe’s fillable […]

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Toward a Respectful Workplace: A WorkSafeBC Handbook on Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

This handbook is about helping employers, workers, and supervisors meet their occupational health and safety duties as they relate to workplace bullying and harassment. Find WorkSafeBC’s guide here.

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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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#21 Appropriate Clothing & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to provide Supervisors with a guide for instructing employees in the selection of appropriate clothing and certain types of personal protective equipment or PPE (other types are the subjects of separate bulletins). This bulletin also serves as a reference to guide employees as to what types of clothing […]

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WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment Video

WorkSafeBC video explaining workplace bullying and harassment and the legal duties in BC for workers, employers, and supervisors.

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Performing Arts Safety Awareness

This highly interactive general safety workshop is designed specifically for the performing arts and live event industry. Topics covered include: identifying hazards; rights and responsibilities; the importance of safety committees in the workplace and more.

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WorkSafeBC Insurance Coverage for Motion Picture Productions Fact Sheet

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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The Team Approach To Safety Primer

We all have responsibilities – as family members, friends, citizens and workers. It’s part of life. Responsibilities are important in the workplace, particularly when related to health and safety. Responsibilities are a leading issue in occupational health and safety legislation. The Workers Compensation Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation lists the duties of […]

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WHMIS 2015 – At Work, WorkSafeBC Link

This book contains general information about WHMIS 2015. It summarizes key changes from the original WHMIS, describes the four main elements of WHMIS 2015 (classification, labels, safety data sheets, and education and training), and outlines the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers. Download WorkSafeBC’s book here.

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Motion Picture Safety For Supervisors

This workshop is designed to provide all motion picture industry supervisors with a fundamental understanding of current WorkSafeBC regulations and their safety obligations.

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#10 Artificially Created Smoke, Fogs & Lighting Effects Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are recommendations to either eliminate or reduce worker exposure to inhalation hazards created by chemicals generated when using artificial smoke or fog (theatrical haze, fogs, mists, etc.). Artificial smoke or fog is commonly generated using a fog or haze machine, which releases a chemical solution as an airborne aerosol to create various effects […]

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Shift Into Winter Driving

When B.C. officially shifts into winter driving, take a look at these resources to ensure the safety of yourself and your workers in these conditions. Road Safety At Work Links: Shift Into Winter – Shift into Winter’s portal of online courses provides practical, easy-to-use learning to help you improve road safety in your workplace, including creating […]

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