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Construction & Demolition Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (196 KB). SIMULTANEOUS WORK The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards […]

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Construction & Woodworking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides safety information related to working with hand tools, power tools, and explosive-actuated fastening tools in order to ensure accident prevention. Construction Woodworking Fact Sheet PDF

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#10 Safety Guidelines for Using Foam(ed) Plastics in Set and Prop Construction Performing Arts Bulletin

The following recommendations are intended to give general guidance on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of foam(ed) plastics when used to construct stage sets and props. Foam(ed) plastics are products made of petroleum distillates which can ignite when used in connection with heat from a hot wire or welding/cutting operation (hot work), or […]

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#39 Foamed Plastics in Set and Prop Construction Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The following recommendations are intended to give general guidance on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of foam(ed) plastics when used to construct stage sets and props. Foam(ed) plastics are products made of petroleum distillates which can ignite when used in connection with heat from a hot wire or welding/cutting operation (hot work), or […]

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Wood Dust, Formaldehyde and Noise Exposures in Vancouver Film Construction Shops Report

Report established baseline exposure levels for noise, wood dust and formaldehyde and compared those levels with exposure limits specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Identifies ten recommendations to improve health in film studio construction shops. Wood Dust, formaldehyde and noise exposure in Vancouver Film Construction shops Report PDF

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Warehouse/Construction Mill/Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist

Please find our Actsafe Warehouse, Construction Mill, & Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist form below: Warehouse / Construction Mill / Temporary Stage Space Inspection Checklist PDF

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AESC Session Announcements February 2020

It’s your last chance to save $100 on your registration for Actsafe’s 2020 Entertainment Safety Conference! Early bird ticket sales end in one week Friday, January 31. Early Bird Full Conference Ticket: $400 Regular Rate: $500 Students: Just $100 Single day passes go on sale February 1! Hotel booking at the special conference rate of $179.00/night […]

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Naloxone Training – Nov. 26th, 2019

Canada is facing a national opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency. Between January – August 2019 there have been 584 fentanyl-detected deaths in B.C., according to the B.C. Coroners Service. Discover how you can recognize and help prevent opioid overdoses with our […]

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Monthly Updates, November 2019

 Actsafe’s November Updates October was another successful month for the Actsafe Team. We have welcomed two new team members, began selling Early Bird tickets to the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, and assessed how prepared we are for an emergency in our office. We have lots of exciting things lined up for November, so scroll down […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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List of Performing Arts Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the performing art industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin #1 Animal Handling Rules Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #2 Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs And Lighting Effect Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations.   Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin […]

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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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Partners

Actsafe Safety Association is grateful to our amazing partners who have joined hands with Actsafe to raise awareness regarding health and safety in the arts and entertainment industry and to develop in collaboration with us various resources/training/ services. The support and collaboration from our partners allow us the ability to do what we do best […]

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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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Fishbones Fact Sheet

In the Motion Picture industry, electrical ladders or cable hangers, also known as “fishbones”, are sometimes used to suspend or organize electrical cables. Fishbones are generally constructed out of plywood. A plastic commercial model is also available. Fishbones should be understood to be a component in a cable management system and not intended to be […]

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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet #3

To read the full document, and to print, click here (159 KB). Before renting or occupying a house or a building, the producer must ensure that it meets fire prevention standards and that it contains the necessary fire fighting equipment, in compliance with the NFPA 140. The distance to be covered between any point in […]

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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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#37 Vehicle Restraint Systems Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This Safety Bulletin is intended to give recommendations in the safe use of Restraint Systems (e.g., Seat Belts, Harnesses, Head and Neck Restraint Systems, etc.) to persons who are either in or on Picture Vehicles/Stunt Vehicles. Vehicle Restraint Systems Motion Picture Bulletin For recommendations regarding Seat Belts, Harnesses, or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction […]

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M. Bertrand & Associates Inc.

Services include incident investigations, joint occupational health and safety committee, worksite inspections and regulatory compliance, sanction consultation, health and safety program development and review, confined space procedures and more.

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SawStop Saws Info Video

Actsafe hosted an information session on the SawStop family of table saws for members of the Construction Departments of IATSE 891 and ACFC2020. See the saw in action!

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Production Motion Picture Safety Primer

The Motion Picture Safety Primer: Production describes safety guidelines and requirements for the various departments, as well as specialized activities that may occur during a production. Topics include: construction painting ladders scaffolds fall protection equipment lighting and electrical safety pyrotechnics smoke and fog firearms underwater diving and more.. To read the full document, and to print, click […]

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Focus on Safety: Safe Work Practices Manual for Film and Television Production in B.C.

This WorkSafeBC general safety manual is written for employers (production companies) and workers in B.C.’s film and television production industry. It includes information on potential hazards and provides safe work practices to prevent injuries in the industry. It covers topics such as: equipment vehicles location hazards construction, painting special effects props stunts To read the […]

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Reporting Incidents to WorkSafeBC

As an employer, you are responsible for immediately notifying us when certain workplace incidents occur.  Incidents such as when a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, a building collapses, or there is a major release of a hazardous substance. Incidents requiring immediate notification When there is an incident Immediate notification ensures quick […]

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