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. 

Canadian artists and freelancers: find help here during COVID-19 shutdowns

CBC are continuously updating this list to direct you to the resources you may need right now.

BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool

The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and alerts, and has a self-assessment tool built in. There is also a website version to determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

WorkSafeBC Resources

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace; a guide for employers:
Orders from the provincial health officer (PHO) and guidance to employers and businesses provided by them BC Centre of Disease Control represent the minimum standard that employers must meet, to comply with obligations to ensure worker health and safety. This guide for employers provides questions you should ask to address health and safety concerns in the workplace raised by COVID-19.

Staying Safe At Work:
Appropriate preventative measures should be in place for workers who continue to work during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Click here for WorkSafeBC’s workplace protections to consider.

COVID-19 and Q1 2020 payment deferrals for employers:
Chris Back, Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services, WorkSafeBC released the following comminque: COVID-19 and Q1 2020 payment deferrals for employers 

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 well-being. With guidance from Dr. Keith Dobson, clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary, the Mental Health Commission of Canada has compiled the following tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones.

Mental Health Tips

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Impact Survey

The GVPTA are collecting data in order to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on arts and culture organizations across the province. Please take a moment to complete the survey;

COVID-19 Impact Survey

 

AFC – Important Message Regarding COVID-19

In need of financial help during this time?

The AFC may be able to help.The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, they help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship.In the last 24 months, The AFC has distributed over $1.4 million in emergency financial aid to help entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance. The AFC believes by supporting the health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals, the industry as a whole will benefit. In a sector in which employment can be unpredictable, it’s good to know that a caring community has your back.;

AFC – Important Message Regarding COVID-19

An Order from B.C.’s Health Minister

For those of us in the Live Performance Venue, Performing Arts, Organizing or Conducting Special Events industries, and for anyone who owns, occupies and operates places at which large numbers of people gather, an order from B.C.’s Health Minister below:

NOTICE TO OWNERS, OCCUPIERS AND OPERATORS OF PLACES AT WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE GATHER (CLASS) ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER
(Pursuant to Sections 30, 31, 32 and 39 (3) Public Health Act, S.B.C. 2008)

View the order here or click below.

AED Rentals

We understand that the situation surrounding COVID-19 has put a strain on all of us, including the productions we all work on. With the closures of many productions for unknown periods of time, we have received a number of requests to suspend the rentals of AEDs until productions are back up and running. Please contact aedrentals@actsafe.ca if you would like further information or have any questions or concerns.

Actsafe’s Info Sheet – Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Info Sheet

Calltime: Mental Health Resource

Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. The following resource helps support you and your colleagues, friends;

Mental Health & Addiction Resource

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

To help support workplaces during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the CCOHS have made some online products and resources available free of charge.
 
 

Live Event Community

Live Event Community has compiled a database of health, financial, and educational resources to help support and inform the live event industry during this time. Click here to access the database.