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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.  

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In the midst of COVID-19, Actsafe has curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to the arts and entertainment industries. As your occupational health and safety association, we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge in the hope of keeping you, our stakeholders, informed. 

You will find a number of different resources on the Actsafe website including: 

  • British Columbia Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 

  • Performing Arts Industry Relaunch Framework 

  • Live Event Relaunch Framework 

  • Safety Plan Submission Forms 

  • WorkSafeBC Resources 

  • And more… 

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Iridia Medical 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. Iridia has a team of health care professionals, emergency planners, and educators who are available to support the arts and entertainment industries in all aspects of the COVID-19 response. 

There are three services available: 

  1. COVID-19 Compliance Officer Mentorship  
  2. Onsite Iridia COVID-19 Compliance Officer
  3. Iridia’s Advisory Services

Actsafe Courses - Virtual and In-House

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In an effort to keep training our members, Actsafe has been holding virtual editions of our courses. These courses are announced via social media.

Upcoming:

Motion Picture Industry Orientation – August 1 and 2 
Motion Picture Safety For Supervisors – August dates TBD
 


We understand that some hands-on courses cannot be taught virtually and therefore, we are pleased to announce that in September we will be holding three of our most popular courses in-house with limited capacity*:

Occupational First Aid Level One (max. 6 people) 
Firearm Safety Level One (max. 8 people) 
Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals (max. 8 people) 


Registration will open mid-August and will be announced via social media. Follow our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for updates. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@actsafe.ca

We look forward to welcoming you all back at our office to attend courses! 

*These courses are planned based on current COVID-19 data available and are subject to change.  

Our Team is Growing

To further support the motion picture industry, Actsafe is happy to announce that we have a new addition to our team  – Natalli Dias as Industry Safety Advisor, Motion Picture. Welcome, Natalli! 

If you would like to learn more about Natalli and all the Actsafe team you can do so here.

Board of Directors

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We would like to welcome Rob Larson to the position of Motion Picture Worker Representative on Actsafe’s Board of Directors. We look forward to Rob’s extensive industry experience guiding us forward. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Adair, who has stepped down from his role as Motion Picture Worker Representative. Thank you, Tom, for your many years of service on the Board of Directors and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

Actsafe’s Executive Director Manu Nellutla has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. 

“Canada is a great example for welcoming immigrants who continue to make huge contributions to the Canadian society. I am extremely honoured to be shortlisted for this award along with the other amazing Canadians.” – Manu Nellutla 

To vote for Manu, click here.

Voting ends August 7, 2020. 

Safety Scene

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Did you read last quarter’s Safety Scene? The theme was mental health and included articles from 

Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych., MyWorkplaceHealth 
Natasha Tony, Elevate Inclusion Strategies 
Megan Gilron, The Professional Society of Canadian Intimacy Coordinators and Directors 
Anand Kanna, Actsafe Safety Association 
Don Parman, Actsafe Safety Association 

Next quarter’s theme is ergonomics and there are some ways that you can get involved: 

  1. Would you like to contribute an ergonomics article? Reach out to Jennifer at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca before August 14 to discuss your idea. 

  1. If you would like to submit an advertisement for this newsletter, where 100% of the revenue raised goes to Threads of Life, the deadline is September 4.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was a year of change for Actsafe Safety Association as it entered into its third decade in operation. Many new faces joined the team including new leadership, both of the team and the Board of Directors. Important initiatives and resources were created to support the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia including two new courses, an even larger conference, and the introduction of the Actsafe Safety Café. 

This annual report highlights the impact of the work that Actsafe does and notes how the work is made possible through the unwavering commitment and support of its stakeholders. 

2019 Annual Report  

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe British Columbia Day weekend!

The Actsafe team will be offline on Monday, August 3rd and will return on Tuesday, August 4th.

If you experience a worksite emergency, contact WorkSafeBC. Their Prevention Information Line is 1.888.621.7233.