October has been a busy month for Actsafe with the release of a new COVID-19 safety course, the development of a checklist to assist with COVID-19 Safety Plans, and an updated Provincial Health Order. 

In this Monthly Updates, you will find information about all of the above, as well as a number of upcoming webinars, Actsafe course dates, and a reminder about the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference session proposal deadline. You also have the chance to win a $50 Skip the Dishes gift card if you participated in Actsafe Injury Prevention Week!

We will see you next month for our final newsletter of 2020!

Stay safe,

The Actsafe Team

Actsafe is pleased to announce that we have created a new course for the arts and entertainment industries – COVID-19 Safety Procedures!  

This FREE online course provides a general overview for workers in British Columbia’s arts and entertainment production industries on how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on their worksites. 

This course takes only 30 minutes and is mobile friendly.  

Owner Checklist for Organizer Responsibilities

Actsafe has developed a new template to help guide an owner, operator, or venue during the evaluation of a potential organizer, renter, or promoter’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. It has been created in consideration of the Gatherings and Events Order of British Columbia (October 9, 2020)

Thank you to everyone who took part in Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2020. You will now find recordings of all our webinars, their supporting slides, and mental health resources on the AIP Week website by clicking the button below.

Upcoming Courses

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Actsafe is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, members, and visitors, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before attending Actsafe’s in-house courses you must read our COVID-19 protocols.  

Virtual:

Motion Picture Safety For Supervisors – Nov 23-24
Motion Picture Industry Orientation – Nov 28-29

In-House:

Occupational First Aid Level One (max. 6 people) – Nov 4th, 18th, 25th
Joint Health & Safety Committee Training – Nov 19
 

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

Mass Gatherings and Events Orders

During the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer has been releasing Mass Gatherings and Events Orders.  

You will find the most current Order and all previous Orders on the Actsafe website along with comparison documents that show the differences between the previous Order and the most recent Order.

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is going virtual,

February 26-27, 2021.  

Would you like to present a session? 
You can submit a session proposal before November 27, 2020, by completing the form here.

If you would like to sponsor and support the AESC this year, please reach out to Actsafe’s Marketing and Communications Specialist, Jennifer, at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca.  

More information coming soon so be sure to subscribe to our AESC mailing list for updates here.

Psychological Support Toolkit

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Actsafe is a supporting association of Work to Wellness and BCMSA’s Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers: COVID-19 and Part 5 of the virtual summit is this Thursday, October 29 at 10 am. 

In this session, Diana Vissers will host a panel of industry leaders who will provide their lens on COVID-19 and the effects on mental health and wellness in the workplace. The panel will include representatives from the following leading industry sectors: 

  • Dave Earle, President and CEO of the BC Trucking Association 

  • Lorrie Ward, Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer of Teamsters Local Union No. 155 

  • Nikki Caulfield, General Manager Corporate Services City of Coquitlam 

  • Darin Hughes President of SCOTT Construction Group 

  • Sam Chauhan Manager, Occupational Health & Safety City of Surrey 

For more information and to register visit actsafe.ca

COVID-19 Support Program

Did you know that Iridia Medical 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? 

Actsafe is partnering with Iridia Medical to bring their COVID-19 Support Program to Actsafe’s members at a special discounted rate. 

The four services available are: 

  • Onsite Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing 

  • COVID–19 Compliance Officer Mentorship 

  • Onsite Iridia COVID–19 Compliance Officer 

  • Iridia’s Advisory Services 

 To find out more, visit actsafe.ca

Road Safety At Work Webinar

Winter driving presents unique challenges as drivers deal with seasonal weather, colder temperatures, and shorter daylight hours. Therefore, Road Safety At Work is holding a free, one-hour webinar ‘Shift into Winter: Practical BC Winter Driving Tips’ on November 4 at 11 am.  

This complimentary webinar is for anyone who drives during their work week. It will also be of value to owners, managers, supervisors, health and safety practitioners, safety committee members and others who have responsibility for making decisions and developing programs to keep employees safe on BC roads. 

For more information contact Angelina Robinson at Angelina.robinson@roadsafetyatwork.ca

Sustainable Production Forum

The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) focuses on the pressing issue of sustainability within the motion picture and entertainment industry and this year the event is virtual. 

The final SPF webinar, Producers on Sustainability, is this Wednesday, October 28th at 11 am and is open for registration now.

The Actsafe office will be closed and the team will be offline to honour Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 11 and will return on Thursday, November 12 at 9am. 

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

Safety Scene Advertising Opportunities

Safety Scene is Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, which is sent out to our subscriber list and then shared with the public at large through our social media channels and website. We also mail out a physical copy to a curated stakeholder list of over 150 industry organizations. If that wasn’t enough, 100% of the revenue generated from the advertisements will be donated to our chosen charity.