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Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIG WORD It’s an even bigger responsibility. Here at Actsafe, we know that it is our responsibility to ensure that our day-to-day operations do not negatively impact the environment, and it is our hope that in doing so, we inspire others to live a more socially responsible lifestyle. That’s why we are […]

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Calibration Factors for Haze and Fog in the Film Industry

This report was submitted to IATSE by Aura Health & Safety Corporation in April 2018. With the increased use of fog-based products in the entertainment industry, interest in the health effects of fog exposures among workers in the industry has also grown. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) requested Aura Health and Safety […]

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Actsafe Launches Injury Prevention Initiative

To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe we’ve launched a new digital safety initiative, Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week).  Each year AIP Week will highlight preventable industry injuries within different sectors of production work. This year’s week long campaign is entitled Back Here, Safety Matters and puts a […]

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Aspiring Filmmaker Award

Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award 2020 Returning for its third year, Actsafe’s Aspiring Filmmaker Award gives aspiring filmmakers a unique opportunity to get a kickstart on their careers in B.C.’s motion picture production industry. The award gives one filmmaking team exposure for their project, the opportunity to have lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker, a behind […]

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Conference

Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe for workers and audiences alike! Actsafe’s Entertainment Safety Conference (previously known as the Event Safety Conference) brings together a broad range of stakeholders from festivals, performing arts and live event venues, […]

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Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference

The only conference in the Pacific Northwest focused on sharing knowledge about making live events and performing arts workplaces safe for workers and audiences alike! Our Entertainment Safety Conference brings together a broad range of stakeholders from festivals, performing arts and live event venues, health and safety organizations, event production suppliers, education providers, service organizations, […]

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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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Reel Green (Creative BC) Website Resource

Reel Green believe that Sustainable Production is the future of filmmaking. Their mission is to enable the evolution and implementation of sustainable practices in the motion picture industry to contribute to the betterment of the world. Reel Green is a resource centre with a collection of best practices to help productions reduce their environmental impacts and improve their overall environmental footprint.

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Sustainable Lockup Website Resource

Sustainable Lockup is a collaborative space to enable sustainable production in entertainment.  Presently, the Sustainable Lockup houses a material reuse centre, a retail space and also facilitates a food donation program.  Sustainable Lockup has many great solutions planned to help the entertainment industry easily integrate sustainable production practices.

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Green Vendor Search

Use this search tool to help find green services and products for your film or television production here in BC. This resource can also be found on the Green Production Guide.

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2018

  November 5th – 9th, 2018 To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th year in the business of helping to keep workers safe, we’re launching a brand new injury prevention initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.) The goal of our annual event is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s motion picture […]

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Reel Green Carbon Literacy Course

Carbon Literacy is a unique, engaging and solutions-based training session offering attendees the information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way.

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Actsafe Safety Association Industry 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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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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Firearm Safety Level One

Developed and presented by Felcan Enterprises, this 1-day course provides an introduction to Firearm Safety for the entertainment industry.

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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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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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Water Restrictions & Power Washing Advisory

Important information regarding Metro Vancouver’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions, and the do’s and don’ts when using power washing for production purposes. Water Restrictions Advisory 2015 PDF

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Planting A Seed For A Safer Future

A forum held February 5, 2011 in Vancouver brought together 45 leaders in the Motion Picture industry to discuss how to build a stronger culture of safety. Billed “A Conversation that Matters”, department heads, producers, supervisors and production managers from across the industry identified several themes over the course of the day using a Word […]

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Think Set Safety Program

The goal of the Think Set Safety Program is to establish safe work habits for grade 11 and 12 film and performing arts students by providing education and exercises related to basic arts safety fundamentals. This program is aimed at students enrolled in Drama/Theatre, Film Production or Dance programs. The goal of the program is to help […]

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Free Hearing Tests

Actsafe provides free hearing testing to motion picture and performing arts workers in occupations deemed as ‘at risk’ of a hearing injury. Any other crew members tested are the responsibility of the production. Section 7.8 (1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise […]

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Sample Safe Development Process Info Sheet

The question “how can we do this safely?” should set the stage for concept development, pre-production, construction, rehearsal and performance. Consideration of health and safety should begin as early as possible in the planning of the production and should continue throughout the production process. This Sample Safe Development Process document gives an overview of risk assessment in action, using a fictitious […]

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Safety Spotlight WorkSafeBC Newsletter – AED Article

Defibrillators Play a Life Saving Role – pg 12 With all the lights and glamour of the Motion Picture and Performing Arts industries, it’s sometimes easy to forget that production sets are worksites too. Just like at any workplace, heart attacks leading to cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime. WorkSafeBC’s 2014 Safety Spotlight article […]

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Photographic Dust Effects Motion Picture Fact Sheet

A wide variety of products are used to create photographic dust effects in motion picture and television production. This fact sheet has been developed to inform and assist production is when using these products. It is important that productions fully understand the potential effects of exposure, especially if harmful ingredients are present. Dust Effects Fact […]

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