MONTHLY UPDATES AUGUST 2021
We have lots to update you on in August’s monthly updates after a very busy July!
BC’s move into Step 3 of its restart plan, meant a move from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans. Actsafe’s safety team will review your Communicable Disease Plan and you can find the link to do so, as well as Actsafe templates, below. This transition into Step 3, also means that we can continue offering in-person courses with Occupational First Aid – Level One and Firearm Safety – Level One both available this month.
As for Actsafe events, we are now accepting Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference 2022 session proposals. Do you have a session idea that you think the arts and entertainment industry would be interested in learning about? Submit your proposal below. Also, make sure to save the date for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week, September 20–24, 2021 and stay tuned as we will be announcing some exciting news soon!
As always, please connect with one of our safety advisors for health and safety advice and resources.
The Actsafe Team
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION PLAN
Beginning in Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the provincial health officer has issued a statement advising that employers are no longer required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and can instead transition to communicable disease prevention. WorkSafeBC has provided a guide for developing a communicable disease plan.
Performing Arts Communicable Disease Plan template:
- Microsoft Word format
- Fillable PDF format
Motion Picture Communicable Disease Plan template:
Actsafe’s safety advisors are reviewing your Communicable Disease Plans. Upload your Communicable Disease Plan below and we will endeavour to provide feedback within 3 business days.
AESC 2022 CALL FOR SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS
A new concussion resource has been developed by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, BC Children’s Hospital.
This concussion resource package is specifically designed and intended for workers in the Motion Picture, Film, and Live Performance industry, including First Aid Attendants, Supervisors, Department Heads, Production Teams, Stunt Coordinators, Dance Choreographers, Performers, and all other industry workers. This package aims to standard concussion recognition and management in performance-based industries to decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues associated with concussions.
AIP WEEK IN SEPTEMBER
Actsafe Injury Prevention Week is coming up this month, September 20th – 24th, and there are so many exciting things happening!
Upcoming Course Dates
August 4, 18
Firearm Safety Level One
August 3, 10, 17
Occupational First Aid Level One
*In-person courses are delivered with limited capacity.
In the Era of COVID – Mental Health for the Entertainment Industry
August 30 – 31
Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals
August 7 – 8,
21 – 22
Motion Picture Industry Orientation
August 16 – 17
Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors
Performing Arts Safety Awareness
Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors
Propane Heater Safety Awareness Training
MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
The pandemic continues to have a profound effect on our community. It is clear that the impacts on our mental health and sense of psychological safety are a significant part of the experience.
Actsafe is partnering with Lankey & Limey Ltd. to deliver the free one-day workshop In the Era of COVID – Mental Health for the Entertainment Industry on August 26th.
OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID LEVEL ONE
Actsafe is now delivering in-person Occupational First Aid – Level One courses every Tuesday.
This 1-day course covers the role and responsibilities of the Occupational First Aid Attendant, scene assessment, ABCs (Airway, Breathing, Circulation), wound assessment and treatment, first aid records, burns, and more.
Register for August’s courses today as there is a maximum capacity of 6 people!
CREATIVE BC: CREATIVE PATHWAYS BC
A 2019 Labour Market Study found B.C.’s motion picture industry was growing, but the below-the-line workforce (artists, technicians, craftspeople, designers, drivers, performers and business managers who realize the artistic vision of the writer, director and producer in motion picture production) was less diverse than B.C.’s overall workforce.
B.C.’s motion picture industry designed a workforce strategy with Creative BC called Creative Pathways BC, focused on increasing its workforce through more fair and balanced representation.
RE-THINKING FATIGUE AND DRIVING WEBINAR
Driving while fatigued is a form of impairment that can lead to vehicle crashes.
Join WorkSafeBC Human Factor Specialist Heather Kahle at Road Safety at Work’s September 16th webinar to learn about the factors that contribute to drowsiness and how fatigue can increase risk when your employees drive or do other tasks. You’ll also learn a new approach to conduct a fatigue risk assessment and effectively manage the risk.
BRITISH COLUMBIA DAY
Wishing you a happy and healthy British Columbia Day weekend!
The Actsafe team will be offline on Monday, August 2nd and will return online on Tuesday, August 3rd.
In case of a workplace emergency, please contact WorkSafeBC.
Actsafe is supporting BIPOC TV and Film by donating 100% of the revenue generated from advertisements in 2021’s quarterly Safety Scene newsletters to this incredible association.