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Rights and Responsibilities Link

Actsafe Safety Association’s online resource summarizes the rights and responsibilities of workers, employers, and supervisors. Find our digital resource here.

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Recommendations For Managing Fatigue in the Motion Picture Industry Booklet

This document has been reviewed by Actsafe’s Motion Picture Standing Committee and approved for distribution to British Columbia’s motion picture and television industry. Humans are a day-oriented species and when we challenge that by working late into the night, there can be consequences. The following recommendations will help you overcome those challenges and by doing […]

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Safety Scene – October 2014 Edition

In the October 2014 issue: The Actsafe Spotlight on Bill Ryan – Special Effects Coordinator. WorkSafeBC’s Innovation at Work program Personal Optional Protection Insurance Working safely when vehicles are backing up. and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Air Quality Advisory – August 2018

If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should be considered; The Ministry of Environment recommends that strenuous outdoor activities be avoided. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms while working outdoors, contact your […]

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

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First Aid Fact Sheet

This info sheet provides first aid information for personnel working in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. For establishing the level of first aid required, address each separate work location (production of office, construction shop, studio or locations etc.) and have the appropriate person or supervisor complete the First Aid Assessment […]

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#33A Employing Child Actors Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The utmost emphasis must be placed on the need to provide a safe and healthy working environment for Children employed in the Film, Television and Commercial Industry. No Child shall be required to work in a situation which places the Child in danger to life or limb, is unsafe or unhealthy, or if the Child […]

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#28 Railways & Railway Equipment Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

These guidelines are for your safety when working on-board trains, in railway yards, or in the vicinity of railway equipment. These guidelines do not discuss work on or around electric third rail trains or tracks of the type used in many rapid transit systems. Check local regulations for specific guidelines, regulations, and required training. In […]

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Paint Department, Review of Common Materials Used Report

This document is a summary of the hazards and precautions recommended when working with materials commonly used by the Paint Department members. The names of the commonly used products were provided by Jayne Mason and Gillian Richards, members of the IATSE Local 891 Paint Department. Actsafe thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department Review of […]

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Vocal Health for Performers: Your Guide to a Strong, Clear, Easy Voice

This four page guide, penned by Shelagh Davies, a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years experience working with the voice and its disorders, provides information on how to maintain a strong, clear and easy voice. Composed of two main components, the guide first provides information on the proper care and maintenance of your larynx, which […]

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Courses

Actsafe courses are available only to those who are either presently working or seeking to work in the motion picture, television, live event or performing arts industries. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Call anytime for additional information, 604 733 4682.

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#31 Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working on locations where various indigenous pests may be present. Although the types of pests may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to cast and crewmembers. Indigenous Pests Motion Picture Safety Bulletin Please also refer to: Animal Handling […]

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#29 Hot Air Balloons Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The flying accuracy of a Hot Air Balloon may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, air density, altitude/temperature, humidity and time of day. Special precautions should be taken to ensure safety when working in any extreme temperatures or terrain, e.g., mountains and deserts. Manmade conditions such as weight, weight distribution and/or […]

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Respirator Fit Test Poster

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s motion picture and performing arts industries.  This service is provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing. Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase of […]

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Assessment of Ice Melt Products Report

Representatives of BC’s Film & Television Industry approached Actsafe in 2007 over concerns regarding ice melt products being used to assist in clearing walkways. These products tended to increase the conductivity of electricity, and electricians working on film sites were receiving electrical shocks. Research on ice melt products was requested. Actsafe approached UBC’s School of […]

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Wild Fire Air Quality Advisory

When wildfires burn in the areas surrounding Metro Vancouver, the air quality decreases significantly. Due to the increase in smoke particulate from these wildfires, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health may issue an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, the Sea-t0-Sky corridor (Howe sound through Squamish, and Whistler to Pemberton) […]

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#11 Fixed Wing Aircraft Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Fixed wing aircraft (i.e., aircraft, gliders, ultralights) flying may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, temperature and time of day. Man-made conditions such as weight, externally mounted equipment and the discharge of pyrotechnics and/or smoke can also affect the pilot’s ability to fly safely. Special precautions should be taken to ensure […]

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#3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The flying accuracy of Helicopters may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, air density, altitude/temperature, humidity, and time of day. Manmade conditions such as weight, weight distribution, center of gravity and/or the discharge of pyrotechnics in close proximity disturbing air ow around the tail rotor, can also affect the ability of […]

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Filming in the Down Town East Side (DTES)

Please Note: it is currently required that an experienced community film liaison with overdose (OD) intervention training be hired when filming on the DTES. In 2017 the City of Vancouver experienced an overdose crisis largely in the DTES. Fentanyl-laced drugs are commonplace and, therefore, more people are choosing to do drugs in public spaces (streets, […]

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Industry acts quickly to certify live performance electrical workers

March 3, 2011 Less than a month after Actsafe launched its new Live Performance Electrical Certificate (LPEC), the organization is getting strong signals that the program will be a success. “Our goal is for 100% of our eligible techs to hold this certification,” stated Matt Lees, Personnel Director for Riggit Services Inc. “It’s the first […]

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