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Hair and Makeup

Here you will find resources related to the hair and makeup department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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Stunts

Here you will find resources related to the stunts department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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Business Plan

Actsafe Safety Association, also known as Actsafe, is an industry-funded non-for-profit occupational health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Our strategic business plans provide insight into our approach and actions for the coming years. All of Actsafe’s annual reports are also available for viewing. Strategic Business Plan 2018 – 2022 4 MB […]

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Annual Reports

Actsafe Safety Association, also known as Actsafe, is an industry-funded non-for-profit occupational health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries. Learn more about Actsafe’s past performances from our annual reports. Our strategic business plans are also available for your viewing. Annual Report 2021 39 MB | PDF Annual Report 2020 15 MB | […]

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Using ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)

Find out more about the importance of ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in the motion picture production, television production, live venue, and performing arts industries from this WorkSafeBC bulletin. GFCIs are required in many arts and entertainment productions and this bulletin describes when and how they can be used effectively. View Bulletin Visit WorkSafeBC for more […]

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AED Program

Actsafe’s AED Program offers our members a great opportunity to equip their organizations and productions with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at a cost that will fit any budget. Actsafe offers two options: rental and purchase. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about how to use an AED, register for our Cardiac […]

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Monthly Updates – December 2021

Monthly Updates December 2021 The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022. We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer. Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

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 […]

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Departure Announcement

Departure Announcement December 2021 14 December 2021 After almost three years at the helm of Actsafe Safety Association, Manu Nellutla has announced that he will be resigning as CEO from Actsafe Safety Association effective January 7, 2022.   During his tenure, Manu prioritized growth and innovation. The Actsafe team has doubled in size and has developed additional resources, training programs and safety advisory services such as ActONE (Actsafe’s Occupational health […]

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Monthly Updates – September 2021

Monthly Updates September 2021 September is finally here, which means that the arts and entertainment industries can get together for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week! This year’s AIP Week is going to be bigger and better than ever with our Safety Café visiting locations around the lower mainland. Why not plan to join us for coffee, cookies, and conversations […]

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Monthly Updates – June 2021

Monthly Updates June 2021 We have lots to update you on in June’s monthly updates after a very busy May! We are launching a COVID Safety Coordinator Program to get anyone who is seeking work in the oversight of COVID ready and suited for this role, which includes completing a new COVID Safety Coordinator workshop. Find out more about […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2021: Working Alone

This quarter’s theme is Working Alone. Working alone is not unusual for the arts and entertainment industries in roles such as truck drivers, box office clerks, janitors, etc. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in the industry had to experience working from home alone for the first time. How did the industries manage this […]

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First Nations Health

First Nations Health Regional Updates There is no regional order for the First Nations Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Back

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Northern Health

Northern Health Regional Updates During the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health Authority has been releasing Regional Orders. You will find the Order below.  There is no regional order for the Fraser Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Date Regional Order Nov. 30th, 2021 Northern Health Order for November 30th Sep […]

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Island Health

Island Health Regional Updates There is no regional order for the Island Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Back

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Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Updates There is no regional order for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Back

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Fraser Health

Fraser Health Regional Updates During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fraser Health Authority has been releasing Regional Orders. You will find the Orders below. There is no regional order for the Fraser Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Date Regional Order Sept. 28th, 2021 Fraser Health Order for September 28th Back

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Interior Health

Interior Health Regional Updates During the COVID-19 pandemic, Interior Health Authority has been releasing Regional Orders. You will find the Orders below.  There is no regional order for the Interior Health Authority at this time. Please refer to the Provincial Health Order. Date Regional Order Sep 13th, 2021 Interior Health Order for September 13th Aug […]

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Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Concussion Resources for Motion Picture, Film and Live Performance Workers This concussion resource package is specifically designed and intended for workers in the Motion Picture, Film, and Live Performance industry, including First Aid Attendants, Supervisors, Department Heads, Production Teams, Stunt Coordinators, Dance Choreographers, Performers, and all other industry workers. This package aims to standard concussion […]

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Monthly Updates – May 2021

Monthly Updates May 2021 We have lots to update you on in May’s monthly updates after a very busy April.   Since the success of What Would Don Do? for the performing arts and live events industry, we’re now launching Ask Anand, a weekly virtual platform for the motion picture and television industry to discuss various health and safety topics. Make sure to register […]

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Taking the next steps towards respect in the workplace

  Respectful workplaces. Where was this concept when I was a production assistant? Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Services, Actsafe Safety Association   It seems like the entry level position of production assistant was designed more as a long-term hazing exercise than an opportunity to learn the industry. People just tossing trash or garbage […]

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Industry Safety Advisors

Actsafe provides safety and health consulting assistance to the motion picture, television, live event and performing arts industries. Our team are available to help guide productions through health and safety issues and deliver Actsafe’s resources to the industry.

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Safety Scene – Summer 2021: Respectful Workplaces

This quarter’s theme is Respectful Workplaces. What is a respectful workplace and how do I even start to make my workplace more inclusive, diverse, and equal? This edition of Safety Scene aims to answer these questions for you by featuring articles about accessibility in the workplace, improving cultural HR practices, and how the industries are […]

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The Who, What, When, and How of Inspections

Inspections. The very word can evoke an endless array of questions. What do we need to inspect? When do they need to be done? How do we do them? Who does them? Can anyone help me with this? Well, hopefully I’ll be able to shed some light on these questions. Let’s start at the beginning, […]

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Rigging inspections…why bother?

Liability.     Wes Jenkins, Senior Partner, Down Stage Right Industries Ltd Now that I have your attention, I want to briefly share my thoughts on rigging inspections and best practices. Rigging inspections are required by various provincial, national, and international codes and standards as well as responding to industry best practices. They reduce the […]

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