Monthly Updates

November 2021

As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022. 

This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Award and asking you to complete our market research survey so we can better support you! We are also busy planning our Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, with registration opening very soon, so stay tuned! 

Also, November is Fall Prevention Month so be extra cautious of any tripping and slipping hazards, such as wet floors as a result of the fall/winter weather conditions, poor cable management, or incorrect footwear at your home or workplace.

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

Stay safe,  
The Actsafe Team

Topics

Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards 2022

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The Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards recognize individuals and organizations who were ambassadors and pioneers for safety over the course of the year in the arts and entertainment industries.

We are calling on you to nominate co-workers, organizations, and individuals that you feel prioritized safety from March 2021 to February 2022.

Market Research Survey

We want to hear from you!

We at Actsafe Safety Association want to know how we can serve you better.

The information you provide in this survey will help us to better understand and serve our members by creating the best materials for you that reach you at the right time.

It only takes 10 minutes to complete, where you will then be entered into a draw to win one of three $100 Best Buy gift cards.

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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

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The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference (AESC) is coming to you in person from the Anvil Centre on February 25 – 26, 2022. 

We are currently planning our sessions, sponsorship packages, social events, and more!

Early bird tickets will go on sale next month, so subscribe to be the first to receive conference updates.

Upcoming Course Dates

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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Conribute to Safety Scene Newsletter

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Slips, trips, and falls are the arts and entertainment industries’ leading cause of injury year on year.

As November is Fall Prevention Month, it is an opportunity to take a look at your workplace and make sure there are no hazards that could result in you or others slipping, tripping, or falling. 

In our next edition of Safety Scene, coming in early January, we will be focusing on this topic and will be bringing articles and resources your way to help minimize the number of these injuries incurred each year. Would you like to contribute an article? Email Actsafe’s Marketing and Communications Supervisor, Jennifer Lane to submit your idea.

Healthy Dancer Canada's Annual Conference

Actsafe is sponsoring Healthy Dancer Canada’s annual conference which is being held virtually on November 6th and 7th, 2021.

The conference is attended by local, national and international dance artists, students, dance educators, scientists and healthcare professionals who come together to discuss the latest evidence-based knowledge and practice for promoting health, wellness and optimal performance in dance. 

Healthy Dancer Canada is the Canadian leader in facilitating communication and collaboration between the dance community and health professionals, enhancing the health, well-being and performance of all dancers. 

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WorkSafeBC Regulation Update

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WorkSafeBC is requesting feedback on the proposed policy amendments on determining workplace status until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

“Workplace status” refers to whether someone is an employer, worker, or independent operator. A person’s status defines the rights and responsibilities the person has under the Workers Compensation Act, including compulsory coverage for workers, and obligations of employers to pay assessments into the accident fund.

At issue are changes to WorkSafeBC’s workplace status policies to ensure the policies remain up to date. Changes are necessary to align policy with the Workers Compensation Act and the common law and to enable WorkSafeBC to make decisions that reflect the changing nature of work in British Columbia.

Safety Scene – Articles on Working Alone

Actsafe’s latest Safety Scene newsletter was all about Working Alone. Did you have an opportunity to read it?

It featured these insightful articles:

The two processes that you need to know about working alone
– Natalli Dias, Actsafe Safety Association

The Do’s and Don’ts of Lone Worker Safety – Do You Know What They Are?
– Gen Headley, SafetyLine Lone Worker

The Evolution of an Issue: Working Alone
– Don Parman, Actsafe Safety Association

Work Alone Meets Work from Home – Best Practices for Affected Workers
George Scott, IATSE Local 168

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Remembrance Day

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

In case of a workplace emergency, please contact WorkSafeBC, or contact them through their Prevention Information Line at 1-888-621-7233.

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