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These guidelines are applicable to vertically operated elevated work platforms or “Scissor Lifts” and boom mounted, telescoping and rotating, elevating work platforms, such as “Condors.” Scissor Lifts Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

The following recommendations are intended to give general guidance on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of foam(ed) plastics when used to construct stage sets and props. Foam(ed) plastics are products made of petroleum distillates which can ignite when used in connection with heat from a hot wire or welding/cutting operation (hot work), or […]

Aerial Platform safe operating guidelines for weight capacity. Includes a Platform Capacity Reduction Weight Chart. Aerial platform weight chart guidelines Also refer to the following manuals (PDF format): JLG Rigging Manual , JLG Cribbing Manual , Genie Rigging Manual , Genie Cribbing Manual

Boom Lift Platform Capacity Reduction Manual designed specifically for Set Lighting Technicians and Studio Grips. The manual contains a list of applicable machines that the capacity reductions apply to; reduction charts; minimum power line safe approach distances; maximum wind chart allowances; and operator training requirements. Boom lift platform capacity reduction manual PDF

To read the full document, and to print, click here (196 KB). SIMULTANEOUS WORK The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards […]

To read the full document, and to print, click here (137 KB). This fact sheet provides safety information related to working with hand tools, power tools, and explosive-actuated fastening tools in order to ensure accident prevention. ACCIDENT PREVENTION Be aware of and follow all Municipal, Provincial and Federal codes, ordinances and regulations. Inspect all equipment before […]

Plywood cribbing may be used to provide a level surface for safe boom operation. This instruction manual contains specifications for site constructed cribbing that, when used as instructed, may be considered firm and level ground. Cribbing may be used to bring  a workplace surface to within the safe limits for aerial lift operation as described […]

Letter sized 8.5″×11″ Hard Hats Mandatory sign for the workplace.

In response to a request from within the performing arts industry, Actsafe Safety Association produced a video on how to conduct a field flame test to determine if a material is properly flame retarded. The video discusses what to look for to see if a material is already properly flame retarded; when to test materials; […]

This manual was prepared for properly trained personnel for the cribbing of approved JLG Products, and contains requirements that must be followed in order to perform this function. The purpose of this manual is to provide owners, users, operators, lessors, and lessees with the precautions and operation procedures essential for the safe and proper machine […]

Safe work procedures to direct film industry personnel in the safe performance of their duties when working with isocyanate-containing products. This document contains a guideline for minimizing exposure to other individuals in the studio or set that are not working directly with the product. A brief summary of potential routes of exposure and health hazards are […]

Actsafe hosted an information session on the SawStop family of table saws for members of the Construction Departments of IATSE 891 and ACFC2020. See the saw in action!

Please find our Actsafe Warehouse, Construction Mill, & Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist form below: Warehouse / Construction Mill / Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist PDF

To read the full document, and to print, click here (174 KB). Standards – Welding, cutting and similar processes must be carried out according to the requirements of CSA Standard W117.2-94, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes. [Enacted by B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.] See also WorkSafeBC OHS Regulations 4.3 and 4.4 Ventilation […]

Report established baseline exposure levels for noise, wood dust and formaldehyde and compared those levels with exposure limits specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Identifies ten recommendations to improve health in film studio construction shops. Wood Dust, formaldehyde and noise exposure in Vancouver Film Construction shops Report PDF

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by I.A.T.S.E. Local 891 to develop safe work guidelines for film industry personnel related to working safely with casting resins. This document can also be used as a guideline for minimizing the potential for exposure to other individuals in the studio or shop who are not working directly with casting resins […]

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