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Reducing the Risk of Propane Explosions in Food Trucks WorkSafeBC Bulletin

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how […]

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AED Rental Program

We understand that the situation surrounding COVID-19 has put a strain on all of us, including the productions we all work on. With the closures of many productions for unknown periods of time, we have received a number of requests to suspend the rentals of AEDs until productions are back up and running. Please contact […]

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Propane Guidelines Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (208 KB). As many members of the industry are aware, the BC Film Industry experienced two serious issues with propane and propane fired heaters in the fall of 2010. Workers experienced near misses and serious injuries as a result of these incidents. What many industry […]

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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by email or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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Extreme Hot Weather Ahead

Heat-related health and safety hazards increase when temperatures rise, and workers and employers must take precautions to prevent serious medical distress. Actsafe has compiled some resources for workers and employers to use when crews are scheduled to work outdoors in extreme hot weather conditions. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s Working in Heat […]

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Working Alone or in Isolation Motion Picture Fact Sheet #14

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Introduction Definition Working alone or in isolation – According to the Regulation, to work alone or in isolation “means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker in case of an emergency, or in case the worker […]

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First Aid & Emergency Transportation Fact Sheet #10

To read the full document, and to print, click here (268 KB). At each new site, WorkSafeBC requires a first aid assessment to determine the level of first aid certification and equipment needed. The first aid assessment is one aspect of a production’s risk assessment; it is performed to identify risks and ensure the employer […]

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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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#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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#27 Poisonous Plants Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin addresses special safety considerations when working outdoors and exposed to poisonous plants. Although the types of poisonous plants may vary from region to region, basic safeguards should be taken to prevent serious injury or illness to crew members working at locations where these plants grow. Poisonous Plants Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

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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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New and Young Worker Orientations Video Series

WorkSafeBC requires employers to provide all young and new workers with an orientation at each worksite. In Motion Picture and Performing Arts, locations change frequently, so Actsafe has produced a set of three videos to help supervisors, workers and employers better understand the content and requirements of such orientations.

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Safety Scene – April 2015 Edition

In the April 2015 issue: A “Best of” Actsafe Spotlight on Hans Dayal, Locations Manager Actsafe’s New Respirator Fit Testing Procedures Day of Mourning Bootie Call and much more!   View The Actsafe Safety Scene here!

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Propane Heater Safety Awareness Training

Workshop Delivery: VirtualWorkshop Cost: FREEWorkshop Duration: 1.5 hrs This 1.5 hour awareness workshop is designed for those responsible for coordinating, using and/or lighting propane-fired heaters or equipment. Topics  include: the safe handling, storage, transportation and installation of propane cylinders, the safe use of direct and indirect fired radiant portable heaters, identifying and controlling hazards associated […]

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