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Monthly Updates – December 2021

Monthly Updates December 2021 The end of the year is almost upon us and Actsafe is already planning ahead for 2022. We have officially opened early bird registration for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference at just $100, so be sure to register before January 10th to avail of this incredible offer. Also in December’s monthly updates, nominate […]

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Monthly Updates – November 2021

Monthly Updates November 2021 As we enter the final months of the year, Actsafe is busy finishing our 2021 projects and planning on how we can best support the arts and entertainment industries in 2022.  This November, we are asking you to nominate those who have put safety first in 2021 for an Actsafe Safety in […]

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Monthly Updates – September 2021

Monthly Updates September 2021 September is finally here, which means that the arts and entertainment industries can get together for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week! This year’s AIP Week is going to be bigger and better than ever with our Safety Café visiting locations around the lower mainland. Why not plan to join us for coffee, cookies, and conversations […]

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Monthly Updates – August 2021

Monthly Updates August 2021 We have lots to update you on in August’s monthly updates after a very busy July! BC’s move into Step 3 of its restart plan, meant a move from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans. Actsafe’s safety team will review your Communicable Disease Plan and you can find the link to […]

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Monthly Updates – June 2021

Monthly Updates June 2021 We have lots to update you on in June’s monthly updates after a very busy May! We are launching a COVID Safety Coordinator Program to get anyone who is seeking work in the oversight of COVID ready and suited for this role, which includes completing a new COVID Safety Coordinator workshop. Find out more about […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2021: Working Alone

This quarter’s theme is Working Alone. Working alone is not unusual for the arts and entertainment industries in roles such as truck drivers, box office clerks, janitors, etc. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in the industry had to experience working from home alone for the first time. How did the industries manage this […]

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Monthly Updates – March 2021

The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is kicking off this Friday and this monthly updates will get you up to speed on what is coming up including sessions, our trade show, and this year’s social event. This month Don Parman was interviewed about the performing arts industry during the pandemic, Anand Kanna’s session at the Whistler Film Festival is available […]

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Safety Scene – Winter 2021: Biological Hazards

This quarter’s theme is Biological Hazards Biological hazards are at forefront of everyone’s minds since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. What are they? How do we minimize the risks from them in our homes and in our workplaces? What biohazards can be found on production?  In this edition of Safety Scene, we answer these […]

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Monthly Updates, February 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share with you some final updates for the year including that registration is now open for the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference! You can register today for as low as $0.  You will also find out the winners of our Actsafe Gives Back initiative, information on the […]

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Safety Scene Newsletter – Fall 2020: Ergonomics

This quarter’s theme is Ergonomics Ergonomics looks at designing a job to fit the worker to make the work safer and help the worker perform the job well. Ergonomics is often spoken about in relation to body aches and pains from sitting, however, it is much bigger than this. We must also look at other factors […]

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News and Events

News & Events Actsafe strives to regularly provide our members with the latest health & safety news and information related to the arts and entertainment industries. We host events such as our annual Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award, Actsafe Safety in Entertainment Awards, and Actsafe Injury Prevention Week to recognize deserving individuals […]

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Events

Events Actsafe hosts annual events including our very own entertainment safety conference. We also host other special events relevant to Performing Arts and Motion Picture industry workers! Learn all about Actsafe’s annual and upcoming events here. Upcoming Events Stay up to date with upcoming events by subscribing to our newsletter! Heat Exposure Webinar Prescillia (Percy) […]

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Ergonomic Tips for Working From Home – Info Sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the arts and entertainment industries to change their working methods. With physical and social distancing being practised to help in preventing the spread of the virus, the majority of workplaces have implemented working from home procedures. Not everyone has access to a sit/stand workstation at home and even if they […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Concussions are as much a performing artist’s concern as a football player’s, or hockey player’s, or rugby player’s. Few injuries are as well publicized in sport than concussions. It can be a scary injury, especially when we regularly see its unfortunate consequences. Yet, for all the voices raised to reduce head injury in sport, why […]

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Safety Scene – Winter 2020: Learning, Training, and Development

This quarter’s theme is Learning, Training, and Development. This edition of Safety Scene is jam-packed with articles to inspire you and your team to invest more time into training and development. Learning, training, and development can be carried out in many different ways, be it at our Entertainment Safety Conference, an Actsafe course, or just running a […]

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“We are in the entertainment business, not the emergency business… aren’t we?”

An article by Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA, Director of Gentian Events Ltd. for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. So, how do we prepare for crowd emergencies and what do those emergencies look like? I will answer the second one first: everything and anything that might impact negatively, hurt, scare, or kill your […]

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Safety Scene – April 2019

In the April 2019 issue: Actsafe Event Safety Conference Round-Up. Respectful Workplaces in the Arts. Upcoming April Courses. Upcoming Events. Also, in this month’s edition, Don Parman, our Manager of Programs and Services for the Performing Arts Industries, is on the Road – find out where! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

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Safety Scene – February 2019 Edition

In the February 2019 issue: Actsafe Appoints New Executive Director. New Naloxone Training Launched. Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Fundamentals Update. Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop Outreach. Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning a pass to the Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2019! View The Actsafe Safety Scene here.

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Safety Scene – January 2019

In the January 2019 issue: Motion Picture Safety Awareness Course is Now Online. Actsafe’s Event Safety Conference 2019. How to Beat the January Blues. WorkSafeBC 2019-2021 Policy Workplans. Also, in this month’s edition, be in with a chance of winning tickets to see an advance screening of ‘Stan & Ollie’. View The Actsafe Safety Scene […]

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Aspiring Filmmaker Award

Congratulations to the filmmaking team of Ryder Fletcher, Maddox Koivu, and Mel Yerna from the Powell River digital Film school for winning Actsafe’s 2022 Aspiring Filmmaker Award with their entry “Guardian Angel”! The filmmaking team’s video was judged by Actsafe Safety Association and the Directors Guild of Canada British Columbia as part of the WorkSafeBC […]

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Concussions in Performing Arts Workplaces

This concussion in performing arts slideshow was presented at the 2018 Actsafe event Safety Conference by Dr. Jeffrey Russell of Ohio University. 

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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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