Monthly Updates

December 2021

The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022.

We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer.

Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate yourself or others for an Actsafe Gives Back training package, register for our ever-popular Crowd Safety Workshop, and learn about our new Workplaces Inspections course.

As always, please connect with one of our safety advisors for health and safety advice and resources.

Stay safe,
The Actsafe Team

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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

Register now for Early Bird Tickets

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Early bird registration is now open for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, February 25th – 26th, 2022!
For just $100*, you can join the two-day conference in person at the Anvil Centre, New Westminster!

Visit the AESC 2022 website to learn more.

Why should you attend the AESC 2022?

  • Gain access to over 20 sessions across two days
  • Three streams:
    1.   Motion Picture
    2.   Performing Arts
    3.   Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Receive access to all the recorded sessions live-streamed from the theatre
  • In-person networking opportunities
  • Tickets to the Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards
  • Welcome kit with resource, SWAG, and more! 

Register for AESC 2022

The early bird discount of $100* ends on January 10th, 2022. Register for tickets today for the two-day Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference!

*Registration does not include lunch, but coffee and snacks will be provided.

Become a Sponsor for AESC 2022

Would you like to sponsor the only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making arts and entertainment workplaces safer for workers and audiences alike?

This is your opportunity to reach over 300 expected attendees and showcase your organization to the industries.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available, starting at just $150. View our sponsorship package to learn more.

Actsafe Gives Back Nominations Now open

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After a successful launch in 2020, Actsafe is giving back to the arts and entertainment industries again in 2021!

Actsafe Gives Back is a program that will allow workers from the arts and entertainment industries who may have been struggling this year, had work dry up due to COVID-19, or need help with upgrading their safety training, access to four training packages that they might not be able to afford during this time. 

Actsafe is calling on you to nominate yourself or others for one of our four training packages:

    1.   Maureen Kaake Welcome to the Industry Training Package
    2.   The Basics for Security Workers
    3.   What Technicians Need to Know
    4.   For The Seasoned Veterans
The closing date for applications is December 3rd at 11:59 pm so nominate someone deserving today!

Crowd Safety Workshop

Crowd safety expert, Eric Stuart from Gentian Events Ltd., is back for a fourth time to present his ever-popular Crowd Safety Workshop in 2022. Those who work in the areas of audience services, event planning and production, security, and public safety won’t want to miss this!

This in-depth look at crowd safety aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

Eric will be holding two classes, both of which are sure to be sellouts, so register today!

Upcoming Course Dates

In-Person*
December 8, 10

*In-person courses are delivered with limited capacity.

Workplace Inspection Course

Actsafe is running our new free course Workplace Inspections (WIP) virtually on November 30th!

Have you ever wondered what an inspection is and how one is carried out? This course will walk through the development and application of inspections in your workplace.

In this course we will discuss:

  • Inspections programs
  • Hazard identification
  • Checklist development and use
  • The role of inspections in safety programs
  • How inspections relate to the work of the Joint Health and Safety Committee 

This interactive four-hour course is ideal for supervisors and managers as they develop their skills and safety programs.

The Executive Health & Safety Council of BC

Every leader in an organization is responsible for the health and safety of their workers but not every leader has enough resources to support them in this endeavour.

The Executive Health and Safety Council of BC (EHSCBC) is a great forum and resource whereby leaders from different industries connect, exchange notes, network and learn from each other to identify resources that can work best for them. Leaders from various organizations across industries are engaged in EHSCBC including BC Transit, YVR, Pinnacle Renewable Energy.

In November, Manu Nellutla, CEO of Actsafe attended the EHSCBC’s annual round table and became a signatory of the BC Safety Charter furthering his commitment towards health and safety for both Actsafe and for our industries.

If you are interested in learning from other industries on what they are doing for health and safety, and in connecting with their leaders, check out their website.

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Propane Heater Safety Workshop

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Heating up your production with propane heaters? It’s important to use propane heaters properly to avoid potential fire and carbon monoxide hazards. Technical Safety BC, in partnership with the Canadian Propane Association, has created a propane heater safety checklist to help you operate and store propane heaters safely. Download and print the safety checklist to keep everyone on set safe.

You can also take Actsafe’s free Propane Heater Safety Awareness 90-minute workshop on December 14th to learn more!

BSAFE Tool

With the ever-changing provincial information, it’s important for arts and culture workplaces to be prepared with a strong understanding of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

BSAFE, licensed from go2HR, is comprised of five modules that cover a variety of topics to give you a foundational understanding of COVID-19 health and safety protocols as well as tips on handling non-compliance. The course has also recently been updated with communicable diseases information.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants are awarded a certificate that demonstrates their knowledge of and commitment to COVID-19 health and safety.

When registering, make sure to scroll down and select if you are coming from Creative BC, Music BC, or the arts and culture sector.

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National Safe Driving Week

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December 1 – 7, 2021 is National Safe Driving Week and it is a reminder to us all to be extra cautious, especially in winter driving conditions. Most crashes are preventable through careful planning, driver education, proper vehicle maintenance, and other proactive measures.

Employers are legally obligated to ensure employees are safe at work, including in any vehicle they drive while on the job. Road Safety at Work has resources to help prepare a robust and effective road safety program. With the help of the resources on their website, you can reduce everyone’s risk and make driving for work safer.

Safety Scene 2022 Opportunities

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Would you like to contribute an article to any of Actsafe’s upcoming quarterly newsletters?

  • Winter Edition

    Slips, Trips, and Falls

  • Spring Edition

    What is a Safety Program?

  • Summer Edition

    Emergency Preparedness

  • Fall Edition

    Electrical Safety

Email Actsafe’s Marketing and Communications Supervisor, Jennifer Lane, to submit your article idea.

Advertising Opportunity

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.

Need Health & Safety Advice?

Connect With Our Safety Team Here.

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Anand Kanna
Manager
Motion Picture Programs and Services
E: anandkanna@actsafe.ca
Direct: 604.495.0028
Cell: 604.418.3000

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Natalli Dias
Safety Advisor
Motion Picture
E: natallidias@actsafe.ca
Direct: 604.733.4682
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Don Parman
Manager
Performing Arts Programs and Services
E: donparman@actsafe.ca
Direct: 604.495.0034
Cell: 604.838.0290

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Will Heller
Safety Advisor
Performing Arts
E: willheller@actsafe.ca
Direct: 604.733.4682