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Actsafe currently serves over 2,500 employers and has trained over 11,000 workers in our free Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop and online course alone. We also provide a selection of 9 other free courses, including collaborations with CIRP to provide Naloxone Training, and Reel Green/Creative BC to teach Carbon Literacy. The remaining 9 courses are […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources

Course Cancellation & Coronavirus (COVID-19)  At Actsafe, the health and safety of our course participants and the Actsafe team is of the utmost importance. As such, Actsafe has decided it best to cancel all inhouse classes scheduled up to and including April 30, 2020 to mitigate the impacts associated with the potential spread of the […]

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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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Smoke & Fog Resources: American Actors Equity Association

THEATRICAL SMOKE AND HAZE REGULATIONS Below are links to the American Actor Equity’s webpage that focuses on smoke and haze regulations for the motion picture and performing arts industries. The page includes: calibration factors, studies, a fillable report and more. Explore the PDFs below: Calibration Factors (PDF – 91 kB)  Time and Distance Guidelines (PDF […]

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Resources

Concerned about COVID-19? We have motion picture and performing arts industry-related COVID-19 resources to help guide you through the pandemic. The following resources can be used to supplement a production’s health and safety program.* They include a wide selection of tools, documents and recommendations to help employers develop production-specific programs. We’ve broken these resources down […]

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Courses and Workshops

Courses and Workshops At this time, masks are optional at the Actsafe office. Please respect everyone’s decision about wearing masks.Learn more about our communicable disease protocols for accessing the Actsafe office. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, there is a course or workshop at Actsafe for you!  We offer in-person, virtual, and self-directed online courses […]

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Respectful Workplaces - Join us for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2021

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2021

AIP WEEK 2021 SAFETY CAFÉ WEBINARS & COURSES HISTORY Actsafe Injury Prevention Week is back September 20–24, and this year we are focusing on Respectful Workplaces. What is a respectful workplace? How can we work together to ensure that everyone who works on a production is treated fairly? Throughout AIP Week, we will be bringing […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2020

The theme for 2020 was MIND Your Health, Mental Health Awareness. Here you will find our list of session recordings and a curated list of resources on mental health and well-being. Session Slides, Resources, and Recordings: Sick and Tired: A Conversation About Stress and Fatigue with Mike Harnett. An Overview of Concussions and their Impact […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2019

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) September 9th-13th, 2019 The theme for 2019 was ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ which highlighted the importance of orientations in keeping workers in the arts and entertainment industries safe. Here’s an overview of the ‘Prevention Through Orientation’ calendar, resources focused on the following topics through our social media channels daily: Date […]

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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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Actsafe Safety Association’s Safety Advisors are available to assist you with any safety concerns or questions. Reach out to our team if you are looking for support in developing an OHS program, deliver training or looking for safety resources. With extensive industry and safety experience our advisors will provide you necessary guidance in a wide […]

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Announcement of New Board of Directors

Actsafe Safety Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Violini as the new Chair and Dr. Roslyn Kunin as the new Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Ted Violini Chair, Board of Directors Linkedin Ted Violini is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Theory+Practice, a Vancouver-based SaaS scale-up. Theory+Practice deploys ML and AI solutions that enable […]

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Physical Hazards

Find resources related to physical hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Aerial Photography View Resources Cardiac Arrest View Resources Concussion View Resources Emergency Preparedness View Resources Ergonomics View Resources Fatigue View Resources First Aid View Resources Hearing View Resources Inspections View Resources Open Flames View Resources Personal Protective Equipment View Resources […]

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Safety Communication

Find resources related to safety communication in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. New and Young Workers View Resources Orientations View Resources Toolbox Talks View Resources

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Environmental Hazards

Find resources related to environmental hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Sustainability View Resources Weather View Resources

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Administration

Find resources related to administration in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Sustainability View Resources Volunteers View Resources Working Alone View Resources

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Chemical Hazards

Find resources related to chemical hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Air Quality View Resources Propane View Resources Water View Resources

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Health & Safety Hazards

Find resources related to health and safety hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Air Quality View Resources Emergency Preparedness View Resources Ergonomics View Resources First Aid View Resources Hearing View Resources Inspections View Resources New and Young Workers View Resources Open Flames View Resources Orientations View Resources Personal Protective Equipment View […]

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Psychosocial Hazards

Find resources related to psychosocial hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Bullying & Harassment View Resources Fatigue View Resources Psychological Health & Safety View Resources

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Biological Hazards

Find resources related to biological hazards in the arts and entertainment industries in British Columbia. Biological Hazards View Resources Flora and Fauna View Resources Weather View Resources

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Stage Management

Here you will find resources related to the stage management department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Audio Visual

Here you will find resources related to the audio visual department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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Set Decoration

Here you will find resources related to the set decoration department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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