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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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Understanding Ergonomics Helps Protect Workers from Sprains and Strains

Everything we do – be it building a set, filming, or unloading a truck – takes place in a system that includes the physical and organizational environment and the equipment and tools to perform the task. Ergonomics is the study of how people interact within all these system elements with the goal of optimizing well-being […]

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Ergonomics in Dance

Ergonomics can generally be defined as the study of people in their working environment. The goal with ergonomics is to design or modify the work to fit the worker, and therefore eliminate discomfort and decrease risk of injury due to work. In the world of dance, where the work is creating art and the tool […]

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Join our mailing list and you’ll be kept up-to-date on industry news and information.  We’ll notify you of; important upcoming events (including our popular Entertainment Safety Conference and our annual Injury Prevention Week), Industry hazard alerts,  monthly updates focused on health and safety news in the arts and entertainment sectors, our very own quarterly Safety Scene newsletter […]

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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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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 email 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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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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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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Contact Us

There are a number of ways to contact the Actsafe team; Instant message with one of the Actsafe Team here Drop us an email at info@actsafe.ca Give us a ring on 604 733 4682 Speak to a Manager for your industry’s programs and services: Motion Picture: Anand Kanna, anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. […]

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Injury Prevention Week

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2020’s Actsafe Injury Prevention (AIP) Week. So many of you joined us for our virtual webinars, played our games, and submitted words to the ‘Elephant in the Room’. We are so appreciative to everyone who opened up and shared their own personal stories — you are helping to […]

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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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Working Alone or in Isolation Motion Picture Fact Sheet #14

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Introduction Definition Working alone or in isolation – According to the Regulation, to work alone or in isolation “means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker in case of an emergency, or in case the worker […]

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Makeup & Hairdressing Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (180 KB). This fact sheet provides safety information on makeup and hairdressing products and practices used in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. Makeup and hairdressing room The makeup and hairdressing room should be clean and equipped with hot and cold running […]

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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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