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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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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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Actsafe’s Safety Sphere

Everybody knows that performing an inspection can be overwhelming. Whether you are a safety specialist or new to performing inspections, you may not know how to start the process and properly analyze the environment around you. Natalli Dias, Motion Picture Safety Advisor, Actsafe Safety Associaton   In some cases, you may have an inspection form […]

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Pandemic, Planning, and Public Health in the Arts Community

What a wild journey we have all been on since the arrival of SARSCov- 2 in early 2020. Casting my mind back, I remember hearing reports of a deadly virus in China. Shortly afterward I began hearing about its detection in a variety of European countries with it moving swiftly toward us as Spring Break […]

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Biological Hazards in the Arts and Entertainment Industries

  Prior to 2020, biological hazards (also commonly known as ‘biohazards’) were typically thought of as a risk for individuals working in health care, laboratories, food services, and sanitation. Biological hazards in these settings have well recognized policies and procedures to ensure workers’ health and safety. Now that we are in the midst of a […]

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Monthly Updates – March 2021

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event. This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available […]

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Actsafe Gives Back

We want to thank everyone who nominated themselves or others for one of our Actsafe Gives Back safety training packages. We had an overwhelming response which, with a limited budget, made for a very difficult decision-making process. The winners were announced in our monthly update email in January 2021. Please watch this space for Actsafe’s […]

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WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Resources

Actsafe has curated a list of WorkSafeBC resources to guide employers through occupational health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources can help ensure appropriate protocols are in place to protect workers and patrons. Important: The Workplace Safety Order and Gatherings and Events Order expired on April 8, 2022. The Provincial Health Officer no […]

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Not to be a Pain…

Ever had a pain in the neck? Well, ergonomics is a science that tries to design places and activities around cast and crew to reduce pains like that. It recognizes that everyone is different and because of these differences they may not relate the same way to pillows, work signage, tools, equipment, and spaces. Ergonomics […]

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JHSC Terms of Reference

This guide and attached template are designed to offer information and guidance in developing a Rules of Procedure (Terms of Reference) document for use in Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events workplaces in British Columbia.  As with any template, the information must be reviewed before […]

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COVID-19 Support Program

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.   Iridia is continually updating our program […]

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WorkSafeBC announces additional support for employers impacted by COVID-19

Assessment payments under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program. WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers (employees on leave with full or partial pay). WorkSafeBC recognizes the challenges employers are facing during this extraordinary time, and in light of the impacts of […]

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Newsletters

Newsletters Get the benefit of being the first to know about upcoming Actsafe courses and events, as well as health & safety news in the arts & entertainment sectors in our monthly update newsletter emails. Quarterly, we send out Safety Scene, an in-depth 15+ page newsletter featuring articles on safety tips from industry subject matter experts, and […]

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What Would Don Do

Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Join Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts and Live Events, and his co-host Will Heller, Safety Advisor for Performing Arts and Live Events, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these […]

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What Would Don Do?

Join Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these testing times.  Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Contact Don at donparman@actsafe.ca to get signed up. Keep an eye on our social media […]

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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries

COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries In the midst of COVID-19 we’ve curated a selection of resources we believe to be of value to our industries. As your occupational health and safety association we endeavour to continue to share articles and knowledge with the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. COVID-19 Protocols at […]

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Actsafe Membership

Members Below is a list of current Actsafe Members. Learn more on how your organization can become a member. Alameda Entertainment B.C. (Disney) Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) Arts Club Theatre Company Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople (ACFC) West BC Alliance for Arts & Culture BC Council of Film Unions (BCCFU) BC […]

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Safety in Entertainment Awards

Nominations are now open! The Actsafe Safety in Entertainment (ASE) 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 2022 to February […]

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Concussion Awareness, Response, and Management Flowchart

The entertainment production community, working with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, is happy to make the Concussion Awareness Training Tool’s (CATT) Concussion Awareness flowchart available for employers, supervisors, and workers in B.C’s arts and entertainment industries. This flowchart outlines a pathway that should be followed to respond to and manage a suspected concussion […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2019: Emergency Preparedness

This quarter’s theme is Emergency Preparedness! This edition is filled with information on how to be prepared for an emergency at your workplace, and also at your home. It includes articles from Actsafe’s safety team, the City of Vancouver’s Desiree Hamilton, and Gentian Events Ltd’s Eric Stuart. This edition’s centerfold is Actsafe’s Emergency Preparedness info sheet […]

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“We are in the entertainment business, not the emergency business… aren’t we?”

An article by Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA, Director of Gentian Events Ltd. for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. So, how do we prepare for crowd emergencies and what do those emergencies look like? I will answer the second one first: everything and anything that might impact negatively, hurt, scare, or kill your […]

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Production Office

Here you will find resources related to the production office 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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Dancers

Here you will find resources related to the dancers 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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Festivals

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

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