Virtual Actsafe Injury Prevention Week Is Almost Here

There is less than one month to go until the third annual Actsafe Injury Prevention Week and this year’s theme is ‘MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness’.

From September 21-25, Actsafe and a host of mental health experts will be holding two free webinars daily to try to help fight the stigma of mental health by opening up the conversation.

Webinar topics include the mental health effects of COVID-19, sleep deprivation, financial stress, and many more.  

Webinars will be announced on our social media platforms in September so be sure to follow our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for updates. 

#AIPWeek2020 

Pandemic Production Guide

Developed by employers and workers in BC’s motion picture production industry, the newly-published BC Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide will provide the industry with department and work area-specific information on best practices in returning to operations safely.

You will also find each of the individual guidelines from this production guide on our COVID-19 resources webpage.  

Before returning to operations, employers must have a safety plan in place to deal specifically with the COVID-19 hazard in their workplaces. Does your plan make sense? 

Upload your Motion Picture or Performing Arts and Live Events safety plan and one of Actsafe’s safety advisors will endeavour to provide feedback within 72 hours.

Find our full offering of resources via the button below, including posters, mental health resources, WorkSafeBC updates, and notices from the Ministry of Health, British Columbia:

Virtual and In-House Courses

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In September, we are holding both virtual and in-house classes*. Here are the upcoming course dates:

Virtual:

Motion Picture Safety For Supervisors – September 2 and 3
Motion Picture Industry Orientation – September 5 and 6

In-House:

Occupational First Aid Level One (max. 6 people) – September 14, 21, 28

Courses are announced via our social media platforms so follow our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for updates. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@actsafe.ca.

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

Psychological Support Toolkit

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Actsafe is a supporting association of Work to Wellness and BC Municipal Safety Association’s Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers: COVID-19.

The Psychological Support Toolkit will include a 5 Part – Virtual Summit bringing together industry experts and creating an intimate dialogue on their recommendations in light of COVID-19. In addition, this comprehensive resource will provide information packs, checklists, access to free quality resources, recordings of the 5-part virtual summit, and access to an online discussion forum where participants can network, exchange ideas, and ask questions with both peers and industry experts.

#COVIDToolkit

Did you know that Actsafe members can get special offers for SafetyLine’s Lone Worker app through our partnership? Reach out to info@actsafe.ca to find out more 

SafetyLine has also published a number of articles that we think would be helpful for you and your organization in navigating the pandemic, including:

8 Considerations for Reducing Risk for Your Workers in a COVID-19 Environment
Safety and Key Elements to Successful Working Relationships with Remote Teams
Biological Hazards in the Home for Remote Workers

To read more articles and to see the list of services SafetyLine provides, visit their website here.

COVID-19 Support Program

Did you know that Iridia Medical offers asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to support you in keeping your production safe? 

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

There are four services available: 

1. Onsite Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
2. COVID-19 Compliance Officer Mentorship  
3. Onsite Iridia COVID-19 Compliance Officer
4. Iridia’s Advisory Services

Road Safety At Work Webinar

Road Safety At Work is holding a free, one hour webinar “At the Crossroads – How to travel through intersections safely” on September 23 at 11 am. 

This webinar is for anyone who drives during their workday or manages staff who do. It will be especially appealing to owners, managers, supervisors, health and safety practitioners, Joint Occupational Health and 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.

Contest Time!

Do you live life in fast-forward, slow motion, or rewind? To celebrate the release of Christopher Nolan’s #TENET, Warner Bros. Canada is challenging you to unleash your inner-filmmaker!

Submit a 55-second time-bending video for a chance to win $10,000 and be featured on Etalk and in the Cineplex Pre-Show in select theatres across Canada! Visit warnerbroscanada.com/InspiredByTenet for more info. The contest closes September 7th.

#TENET opens in theatres in Canada on August 26!

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

The Actsafe team will be offline on Monday, September 7th and will return on Tuesday, September 8th.

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

Safety Scene - Ergonomics

Landing in your inboxes next month is our quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene, and the theme is ergonomics.

Final call to submit an advertisement for this newsletter!
Reach out to Actsafe’s Marketing and Communications Specialist, Jennifer, at jenniferlane@actsafe.ca before September 4 with your request. 100% of the revenue raised from 2020’s advertisements goes to Threads of Life.