Actsafe has created a relaunch framework for the performing arts industry. This framework is developed to specifically address the risks associated with COVID-19. It is designed to help organizations complete the COVID-19 Safety Plan as required by WorkSafeBC and address public health orders. Please feel free to share this framework with your community.

COVID-19 Best Practices Coalition

To prepare for a return to production, Actsafe’s Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Anand Kanna, is one of the members of the B.C. COVID-19 Best Practices Coalition and the 13 working groups tasked with developing general and work-specific guidance documents. The work of the coalition and the working groups has begun, with resources to be available very soon. Check the Actsafe COVID-19 resource page for updates.

What Would Don Do?

Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, is holding virtual safety chats to give the performing arts and live event industries an opportunity to come together and discuss any safety concerns or issues that they are facing during these testing times.

COVID-19 Resources

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.

Actsafe In-house Courses and Office Updates

At Actsafe, the health and safety of our course participants and the Actsafe team is of the utmost importance. As such, Actsafe will not be holding any in-house courses during the month of June. Leavitt Machinery courses are going ahead as scheduled.

Actsafe is currently developing a phased plan to reopen its office and the resumption of in-house training. Updates will be provided as details become available.

If you have any questions, feel free to email: info@actsafe.ca.

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Calltime Mental Health

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Actsafe reminds you that taking care of mental health is as important as looking after physical health. Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and this is taking its toll on people’s mental health. We urge everyone to look out for one another during this time.

For those who may be suffering from the stress of this situation, please remember that there are resources through Calltime: Mental Health that can help.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and is an opportunity to bring attention to the effects of brain injuries and the measures to take to help prevent them.

In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. A concussion is a brain injury. Our latest quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene, focuses on the importance of understanding concussions, the correct steps to take if you or a co-worker hits their head, and finding out first-hand what it is like to suffer from a concussion.

Notice of AGM

Actsafe Safety Association’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 9.30am by video conference.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020. Actsafe would like to acknowledge and honour that our workplace and classrooms are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Skxwú7mesh (Squamish), S’ólh (Stó:lō), Qayqayt (Qayqayt), (Tsleil-Waututh) and Stz’uminus (Stz’uminus) peoples.

World Environment Day

June 5th is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year’s theme is ‘Time for Nature’.

Actsafe is always looking into ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint in the organisation, our practices, and in how we support our industries. See our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives here.