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Here you will find arts and entertainment safety resources filtered by departments. Please contact Actsafe if there are any resources you would like to see. View by Department Please find resources in the following departments. Audio Visual View Resources Camera View Resources Construction View Resources Dancers View Resources Electrics View Resources Festivals View Resources First […]

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Paint Department, Review of Common Materials Used Report

This document is a summary of the hazards and precautions recommended when working with materials commonly used by the Paint Department members. The names of the commonly used products were provided by Jayne Mason and Gillian Richards, members of the IATSE Local 891 Paint Department. Actsafe thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department Review of […]

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Paint Department Health and Safety Report

There are many work place issues that can affect potential exposure to hazardous materials used by Painters. By considering the main issues and taking some action, employers and workers can more effectively reduce workers’ exposure to the hazardous paint and painting-related products. Actsafe Safety Association thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department health and […]

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Do You Hear That? Paint Department Sound Levels

DO YOU HEAR THAT? Paint departments in the film industry generally have average sound levels of 82 dBA; you should be wearing Class C hearing protection. Tests show sound levels are generally safe, so Class C earplugs or earmuffs will provide enough protection for average sound levels in a paint department. For louder work, such […]

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Calltime Mental Health

The Calltime Mental Health campaign has been developed to support BC motion picture industry and performing arts workers and their families, reduce the stigma related to mental health and substance use concerns, and to ensure that BC motion picture industry and performing arts workers are aware of the services and benefits available to them through […]

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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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Camera

Here you will find resources related to the camera department that may be helpful to you as a motion picture industry employer or worker. Sorry we don’t have resources for this department, yet. Please contact Actsafe’s safety advisors for more information.

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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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Hair and Makeup

Here you will find resources related to the hair and makeup department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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Stunts

Here you will find resources related to the stunts department that may be helpful to you as an employer or worker in the motion picture and/or performing arts and live events industries.

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Hazard Identification

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. Overview How do you manage and identify hazards that you encounter in the workplace? Managing hazards is critical to the health and safety of cast and crew […]

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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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Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Concussion Resources for Motion Picture, Film and Live Performance Workers This concussion resource package is specifically designed and intended for workers in the Motion Picture, Film, and Live Performance industry, including First Aid Attendants, Supervisors, Department Heads, Production Teams, Stunt Coordinators, Dance Choreographers, Performers, and all other industry workers. This package aims to standard concussion […]

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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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Taking the next steps towards respect in the workplace

  Respectful workplaces. Where was this concept when I was a production assistant? Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Services, Actsafe Safety Association   It seems like the entry level position of production assistant was designed more as a long-term hazing exercise than an opportunity to learn the industry. People just tossing trash or garbage […]

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Respectful Workplaces and IDEA

We look to the near future and welcome the thought of getting back to normal artistic and cultural production! But what of the “normal” parts that we don’t want to come back? Dr. Grégoire Gagnon, Executive Director, CHRC Two things come to mind when we think of improving cultural HR practices for everyone to thrive: […]

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The Who, What, When, and How of Inspections

Inspections. The very word can evoke an endless array of questions. What do we need to inspect? When do they need to be done? How do we do them? Who does them? Can anyone help me with this? Well, hopefully I’ll be able to shed some light on these questions. Let’s start at the beginning, […]

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Conduct inspections to help build healthy and safe workplaces

There are many different types of workplaces within B.C.’s performing arts and motion picture industries. Because of this diversity of work, and the environments in which the work is done, it is critical to conduct regular health and safety inspections to help prevent workplace incidents. Kim Stubbs, OHS Consultant, WorkSafeBC Performing arts may include theatre, […]

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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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Setting the Scene for Needlestick and Sharps Safety

It’s a cold, grey morning and Andres is prepped and ready for a long day of location scouting. With a hot coffee in tow, he sets out on the streets of East Vancouver, hoping to spot a few perfect storefronts for a key scene. Instead, Andres spots – and almost steps on – something much […]

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