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Review of Common Set Dressing Materials Report

This review is a summary of the hazards and recommended precautions when working with materials commonly used by Special Effects, Costumes, and Set Decorating to create photographic dust effects, “worn” costumes, and “dusty” sets. Review of Common Set Dressing Materials Report PDF

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Active Noise Control Communication Headsets for the Entertainment Industry Report

Is your current communication headset not working out for you? Do you find yourself raising the volume on your headset in order to hear the person with whom you are trying to communicate? Then, perhaps you will find this report useful. It describes active noise control and how it is currently being used in headsets […]

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Psychological Safety At Work

Over the past few years, there has been much-required attention on the mental health of our nation, our communities, and – quite frankly – our industry. We’re now taking seriously how to take care of our own mental health and that of the people around us in our increasingly complex world. Systems are racing to […]

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Psychological Safety At Work

Over the past few years, there has been much-required attention on the mental health of our nation, our communities, and – quite frankly – our industry. We’re now taking seriously how to take care of our own mental health and that of the people around us in our increasingly complex world. Systems are racing to […]

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Newsletters & Monthly Updates

Actsafe wants to keep our members up-to-date on industry news and information. Once a month we send out a Monthly Update letting you know about upcoming events, courses, and industry news. Quarterly we send out our newsletter, Safety Scene. This 24-page newsletter is based on a theme and is filled with articles from industry experts, […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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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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Injury Prevention Week

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) 2020, September 21st – 25th – Save the Date! The theme for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2020 is ‘MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness’. #AIPWeek2020 AIP Week 2020’s theme is ‘MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness’ and focuses on the invisibility of mental illness and how we can all be […]

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Propane Guidelines Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (208 KB). As many members of the industry are aware, the BC Film Industry experienced two serious issues with propane and propane fired heaters in the fall of 2010. Workers experienced near misses and serious injuries as a result of these incidents. What many industry […]

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Reel Green (Creative BC) Website Resource

Reel Green believe that Sustainable Production is the future of filmmaking. Their mission is to enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry to contribute to the betterment of the world. Reel Green is a resource centre with a collection of best practices to help productions reduce their environmental impacts and improve their overall environmental footprint.

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Atmospheric Effects in the Entertainment Industry: Constituents, Exposures and Health Effects

Kay Teschke, Yat Chow, Michael Brauer, Chris van Netten, Sunil Varughese, Susan Kennedy. March 2003. UBC’s School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene have published this full report on the safety of atmospheric theatrical smokes and fogs in 2003. WCB’s 8-hour Exposure Limit (EL) for mists of mildly refined oils is 0.2mg/m3, and of severely refined […]

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Who Should I Talk To?

WHO SHOULD I TALK TO? When you need information to help prevent injuries… Actsafe is an education, training, and information resource for you to use to plan your productions in a safe manner. Where can I learn about propane safety? How do you handle Bullying and Harassment in the workplace? Need to know about working […]

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15 Passenger Van Safety

This info sheet will help employers and supervisors with important safety considerations when making decisions around which kind of passenger vehicle to use in transporting employees, workers and other staff personnel. Please Note: The decision to use 15 passenger vans instead of other vehicles to transport crew should always be carefully considered. 15 passenger vans […]

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