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#10A Addendum “A” for Artificial Smoke and Fog – Air Quality Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

When choosing a filming or recording location, the producer must determine whether there are health risks for the members of the production crew and make the necessary corrections when the air quality does not meet the standards in WorkSafeBC OHS Regulation Part 4.7 Indoor Air Quality and Part 5 Chemical and Biological Agents. Artificially Created […]

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Indoor Air Quality of Hair and Makeup Trailers Report

Conducted by student researcher, Billy Quirke, from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Hygiene stream), this project investigated indoor air quality of hair and makeup trailers in Vancouver’s Motion Picture Industry. Trailer Air Quality Report PDF Summary Trailer Air Quality Report PDF

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Arcose Consulting Ltd.

Services include incident investigation, safety program and safe work procedure development, exposure assessment and monitoring, indoor air quality measuring, Exposure Control Plan (ECP) development and more.

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TSS Total Safety Services

Services include exposure assessments and exposure control plans, indoor air quality and mould investigations, noise mapping and exposure monitoring, confined space hazard assessments, asbestos/ mould analytical laboratory and more.

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Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.

Services include health and safety program development/ implementation, risk assessments, air quality monitoring, asbestos surveys, noise monitoring, violence in the workplace risk assessments and working alone risk assessments.

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Aura Health & Safety Corporation

Services include exposure monitoring, health and safety program/procedure development, indoor air quality Investigations (including mould and Legionella), noise monitoring and more.

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Services include exposure assessment, selection, design, and evaluation of exposure controls, development of exposure control plans, health and safety program/procedure review and development, indoor air quality investigations and more.

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Here you will find arts and entertainment safety resource topics filtered by different categories: administration, biological hazards, chemical hazards, environmental hazards, health & safety hazards, physical hazards, psychosocial hazards, and safety communication. Please contact Actsafe if there are any resources you would like to see. View by Topic Category Our resource topics are organized in […]

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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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Respirator Fit Testing

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s arts and entertainment 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 appropriate respirators […]

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Motion Picture Information Sheets

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

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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet

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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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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Atmospheric Effects in the Entertainment Industry: Constituents, Exposures and Health Effects

Kay Teschke, Yat Chow, Michael Brauer, Chris van Netten, Sunil Varughese, Susan Kennedy. March 2003. UBC’s School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene have published this full report on the safety of atmospheric theatrical smokes and fogs in 2003. WCB’s 8-hour Exposure Limit (EL) for mists of mildly refined oils is 0.2mg/m3, and of severely refined […]

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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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Cognitive Ergonomics: The Effect of Fatigue on Injury Risk

From grips to performers, costumers to carpenters, and everyone in between, the film industry is a demanding one, involving long hours, hard work, and erratic schedules. Fatigue is often the norm, not the exception. – Mike Harnett, President, Solaris Fatigue Management But when we talk about work-related injuries, we tend to focus only on the […]

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