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How to contact us Address Actsafe Safety AssociationSuite 140 – 4259 Canada Way,Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1H1 Business hours Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm *Statutory holidays will affect regular business hours. Contact one of our team members via one of the following methods. Instant message us here now. Send us an email here at info@actsafe.ca […]

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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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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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Safety Scene – Spring 2020: Concussions

This quarter’s theme is Concussion. During these testing times, we hope this edition of Safety Scene will help keep us all engaged with one other as we continue social distancing. Concussions are not to be taken lightly. Even a ‘small’ bump to the head can result in a life-threatening brain injury. The spring edition of […]

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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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Respectful Workplaces in the Arts: Resources for the Performing Arts Industry

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is a national campaign to build a sector-wide culture of fairness, dignity and respect. Their aim is to encourage those within the industry to work together to shape safe and healthy work environments, free from all forms of harassment. You can find their website here respectfulartsworkplaces.ca Quick Reference Guides are available on the […]

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Photographic Dust Effects Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (192 KB). INTRODUCTION 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 […]

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Parks Industrial First Aid

Services include site specific safety plans and provision of mobile treatment centres.

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West Nile Virus Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (57 kB). As of August 2009 there have been confirmed contracted infections recorded in the Southern Okanagan. The West Nile Virus is spread to humans and other mammals from mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. While the risks of being infected and becoming seriously ill […]

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Your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Step-by-step information on how to properly refuse unsafe work.

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A Hantavirus Exposure Control Program for Employers and Workers

This WorkSafeBC booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents, or rodent droppings, while on the job. It contains guidelines for employers on preventing hantavirus infections and establishing an exposure control program (ECP). This will help to minimize potential worker exposure to rodents, or rodent droppings, contaminated with hantavirus. […]

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation and Exam

To acquire a certificate for the MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course and Exam, you must attend the two-day course prior to taking the exam. Please follow the steps as outlined here. STEP 1 Motion Picture Industry Orientation This two-day instructor-led course is the prerequisite for the online Motion Picture Industry Orientation Exam administered by […]

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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 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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Privacy Policy

THIS PRIVACY POLICY CONTAINS LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.  PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE, APP, PLATFORM OR ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. Last Update: June 2022 Actsafe Safety Association (“Actsafe”, “we” or “us”) delivers online courses, training materials and course completion and user databases over the Internet through an online learning management system, online store […]

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Union Training

Every BC Union has different training requirements. Here you will find a list of BC Unions and their corresponding course requirements for membership and permittee status. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging for additional information. […]

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Group Training

Here you will find important course information in regards to group training options for Actsafe’s courses and workshops. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging for additional information. Group Training Option Are […]

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Cancellation Policy

Actsafe’s cancellation policy vary from each course and workshop. Please see below further details on the cancellation policy for each one. If you plan to visit the Actsafe office, please review our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging if you have further questions. Cancellation Policy by […]

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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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STAR System FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Actsafe Safety Association’s STAR System — our safety training and records system. If you would like to register for Actsafe’s courses and workshops, you first need to create a STAR System profile. Contact us by phone, email or instant messaging if you have any further questions! General Courses & […]

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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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#20 Motorcycles Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This bulletin is scheduled for review. If you have any questions please contact us info@actsafe.ca.

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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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Transportation Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (167 KB). Transportation of Dangerous Goods Anyone who ships, receives or transports dangerous goods must have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification. See https://tc.canada.ca/en for further information on TDG. For your convenience, Actsafe offers the TDG course online. Contact us at 604.733.4682 or courses@actsafe.ca for more […]

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