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.

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Find the most recent Public Health Orders (and archived versions) for Mass Gatherings & Events.

General Actsafe Resources

Info SheetPreventing the Spread of COVID-19

Info SheetErgonomic Tips For Working From Home

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.

COVID-19 Support Program – Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate. Programs include COVID-19 Compliance Officer Mentorship and Onsite Iridia COVID-19 Compliance Officer. Further formation and the application form can be found here.

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Arts and Entertainment Industries Resources

Guidelines for reopening the music sector in British Columbia – The purpose of this document is to provide a high-level overview for the safe reopening of music businesses within British Columbia. 

British Columbia Meetings & Events COVID-19 Safe Restart Guidelines – These guidelines are intended to support a safe restart of our businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by encouraging the adoption of best practices in future planning and servicing of meetings & events

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.

Creative BC – COVID-19 Updates – You can find Creative BC’s COVID-19 Updates page here, which also looks at containment measures affecting the creative industries.

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.

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 – The AFC can provide financial or other problem-solving practical support when an unforeseen emergency causes urgent financial need. Click here for further information.

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Ministry of Health, Province of British Columbia, Resources

Find the Order of the Provincial Health Officer for Food Service Establishments, Liquor Services, and Events here.

Guidance on COVID-19 testing – June 17th, some noteworthy points for employers considering testing of employees here.

Gatherings and Events – Public Health Order.

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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. CCOHS Pandemic Resources

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.

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Mental Health Resources

Psychological Toolkit – Actsafe is a supporting association of Work to Wellness and BC Municipal Safety Association’s Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers: COVID-19.

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.

Calltime: Mental Health Website 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; Calltime Mental Health Website.

Government of Canada: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19 – Feelings of fear, stress, and worry are normal in a crisis. Find out how to care for your physical and mental wellbeing here.

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WorkSafeBC Resources

Motion picture and television production: Protocols for returning to operation – here

Safety Plan App – find it here.

Performing Arts protocols for returning to operations – more details here.

WorkSafeBC deferring quarterly premium payments for an additional quarter – more details here.

COVID-19 Signage – occupancy limit, handwashing, reducing the risk of spreading the virus etc. posters from WorkSafeBC can be found here.

Additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19 – WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). Click here for further information.

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 comminqué: COVID-19 and Q1 2020 payment deferrals for employers.

COVID-19 and returning to safe operation – Phase 2 – WorkSafeBC recognizes the importance of worker safety as businesses look to resume operations following COVID-19 related work stoppages or interruptions. The following materials provide employers with information and resources to assist them in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized at their workplace: worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s safety advisors can review your safety plan before you head back to production.

You can find a safety plan template here.

Upload your plan here and we will endeavour to provide feedback within 3 business days.

British Columbia Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

BC Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide

Individual Guidelines:

7A Buying and Renting Guidelines
7B Camera Guidelines
7C Construction and Pre-Production Guidelines
7D First Aid Guidelines
7E Food Safety Guidelines
7F General Technicians Guidelines
7G Hair, Makeup, Costumes Guidelines
7H Locations and Studios Guidelines
7I Office Guidelines
7J Performers Guidelines
7K Post-Production Guidelines

7L Transport Guidelines

BC Post Production Health and Safety Task Force – COVID-19 Guidelines

Risk Assessment Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Worker Health Declaration

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.
  • Daily Worker Health Declaration Form PDF here.

Working Remotely Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

WorkSafeBC deferring quarterly premium payments for an additional quarter – more details here.

WorkSafeBC announcement – motion picture and television production: Protocols for returning to operation update here.

Actsafe has created resources for the Performing Arts and Live Events industry on returning to safe operation. Download these resources and share them with your community.

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? Actsafe’s safety advisors can review your safety plan before you head back to production.

Upload your plan here and we will endeavour to provide feedback within 3 business days.

Audience Services Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

Equipment Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

Industry Relaunch Framework

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

Relaunch Thumbnail

Live Event Relaunch Reference

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

Live Streaming Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Loading and Unloading Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Makeup Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Owner Checklist for Organizer Responsibilities

  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Performer/Client Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Rehearsals Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Reporting and Communications Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Risk Assessment Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Shop Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Sound Check Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Wardrobe/ Wigs Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.

Worker Health Declaration

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • Fillable PDF format view and download here.
  • Daily Worker Health Declaration Form PDF here.

Working Remotely Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word format download here.
  • PDF format view and download here.

Clean & Disinfect Posters
Physical Distancing Posters
Occupancy Limits Posters

Sound Stage Capacity Poster (tabloid, portrait, 147KB)

Sound Stage Poster (tabloid, landscape, 148KB)

Shuttle Vehicle Capacity Poster (tabloid, portrait, 202KB)

Shuttle Vehicle Capacity Poster (tabloid, landscape, 165KB)

Maximum Trailer Capacity Poster (tabloid, portrait, 250KB)

Maximum Trailer Capacity Poster (tabloid, landscape, 250KB)

Other Posters

Washing Your Hands Poster (tabloid, landscape, 855KB)

Donning and Doffing PPE (tabloid size, 

COVID-19 Symptoms Poster (tabloid size, 696KB)

Actsafe has curated this list of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Cleaning Service providers quick links:

Ecolab (PPE)

Wayde Hayley, Distributor and Sales Development Manager

ECOLAB 102-9440 202 Street, Langley, BC, V1M 4A6

M 604 356 1922 E wayde.hayley@ecolab.com

Riggit (PPE & sanitizer)

Matt Lees, General Manager

RIGGIT, 8021 Enterprise Way,  Burnaby, BC, V5A 1V5

M 604 418 1395 E matt@riggit.com

Scene Ideas (PPE)

2200 Shell Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 2P1

M 604 696 1393 E info@sceneideas.ca

 If you would like to access more supplier information please see here

If you are a supplier and would like to apply to be added on this list, please contact us at info@actsafe.ca.

If you are an industry member who has worked with a supplier and would recommend them to be included on this list, please let us know info@actsafe.ca.