Actsafe’s September Updates

August marked the end of an extremely busy summer for Actsafe and the arts and entertainment industries. This month, Actsafe travelled to Los Angeles, attended a number of outreach events, and we welcomed a new team member. Read all about what has been happening and what is coming up this September, below.

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week, 2019

Actsafe’s Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) is back for its second year, September 9th-13th!

This year’s theme is ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ which is highlighting the importance of orientations in keeping workers in the arts and entertainment industries safe.

There will be lots of interesting and engaging activities happening throughout AIP Week for you to get involved in, with lots of prizes to be won too!

To find out more information:

To get you excited for AIP Week, here are 4 articles on the topic of orientation:

  1. Supergirl: Leading By Example by Amy Laurel Barager, Locations Manager, Supergirl Productions

  2. Beyond Compliance: Making the Most of Training and Orientation by Robin Schooley, Industry Specialist in the Young and New Worker Program, WorkSafeBC

  3. But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another? by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe

  4. We Need To Talk About Orientations by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe

These articles were written for the Summer edition of Safety Scene, our quarterly newsletter. Keep an eye out for the Fall edition, which will be landing in your inboxes at the end of September.

Welcome To The Team Rachael!

Actsafe is happy to announce that we have a new addition to our team – Rachael McMahon in the position of Safety Advisor. Welcome Rachael. If you’d like to connect with Rachael, you may get in touch with her here.

Actsafe are also seeking another Safety Advisor and a Board Treasurer to join the team. If you’re interested in either of these positions, resumes can be sent to


Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference 2020


Early Bird tickets will be on sale for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference from September 16th. We will also be selling tickets for Eric Stuart’s ever popular ‘Crowd Safety Workshop’. These tickets sell-out quickly so be sure to claim your spot.

Click here for more details.

Actsafe Take LA

Our Executive Director, Manu Nellutla, and our Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Anand Kanna, (pictured above with Paul Jordan and Rob Sahm, NBC Universal) visited Los Angeles to meet with the studios: Warners Brothers, Disney, Netflix, NBC/Universal, Sony, and Apple. This trip was an opportunity to introduce Manu to the studios and for Actsafe to gather feedback on how our services are benefiting them and helping to keep the industry safe.

Performing Arts Outreach

Our Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Don Parman, attended the CITT/ICTS Rendez-Vous Annual Conference & Trade Show, as well as Tech-Nique in Whitehorse this August. Don taught Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors, presented sessions, and also spoke to CBC North about Tech-Nique and his passion for live tech, which you can listen to here.

Sustainable Production Forum

Creative BC presents the Sustainable Production Forum 2019. The Sustainable Production Forum focuses on the pressing issue of sustainability within the motion picture and entertainment industry. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.


Happy Herd

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, members of the Actsafe team volunteered at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary. It was great to be able to give back to our community, environment, and a worthy organization. To be inspired by our CSR initiatives, click here.


Upcoming Courses


You can find our full list of courses below:



Our Growth Throughout June


People were trained through Actsafe courses.


New STAR (Safety Training And Records) System registrations.

8, 184

Website Users


New subscribers to our industry newsletter and updates.

Training Grant

Did you know training at Actsafe could get you an employer training grant? You could qualify to be reimbursed up to 100%. Click here for more information.


Labour Day

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and safe Labour Day weekend!

The Actsafe office will close on Friday August 30th at 2pm and will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am.

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

Need Health & Safety Advice? Connect With Our Safety Team

Don Parman

Manager, Performing Arts Programs and Services, Don Parman
Direct: 604.495.0034
Office: 604.838.0290


Rachael McMahon

Rachael McMahon
Direct: 604.733.4682 Ext. 205

Anand Kanna

Manager, Motion Picture Programs and Services, Anand Kanna
Direct: 604.495.0028
Office: 604.733.4682 Ext. 120