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Safety Scene – Summer 2022: Emergency Preparedness

This quarter’s theme is Emergency Preparedness. We all know that emergencies happen; whether it is flooding, an earthquake, a chemical spill, or a fire. What we don’t know is when they will happen. In this edition of Safety Scene, we have articles with steps on how to be prepared for emergencies such as earthquakes and […]

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The Three Phases of Emergency Planning – An Article for Emergency Preparedness

Written by Anand Kanna, Manager of Motion Picture Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch with Anand; anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 120. When was the last time you took part in a fire drill? Within the last month? Within the last year? Back in high school? Don’t laugh; I bet it’s […]

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The Reality Of Emergencies – An Article on Emergency Preparedness

Written by Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts Programs and Services, Actsafe Safety Association. To get in touch withDon; donparman@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. 112. After reading the fabulous articles submitted by my safety colleagues Eric Stuart and Desiree Hamilton ( for our Fall 2019 edition of Safety Scene), I was left wondering what I […]

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Safety Scene – Fall 2019: Emergency Preparedness

This quarter’s theme is Emergency Preparedness! This edition is filled with information on how to be prepared for an emergency at your workplace, and also at your home. It includes articles from Actsafe’s safety team, the City of Vancouver’s Desiree Hamilton, and Gentian Events Ltd’s Eric Stuart. This edition’s centerfold is Actsafe’s Emergency Preparedness info sheet […]

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Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan Info Sheet

This four-page info sheet guide, developed and published by Actsafe, includes information on how to develop an emergency plan, including general procedures as well as strategies for specific emergencies (e.g. fires, earthquakes and floods). The infosheet also includes a checklist for both office and personal emergency kits. Workplace Emergency Preparedness Plan Info Sheet PDF  

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Emergency Preparedness Get Prepared Link

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards that can cause various emergency situations, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. A great resource on emergency preparedness is Get Prepared.

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Everyone Has A Role In Earthquake Preparedness

An article by Desiree Hamilton, Emergency Planning Coordinator, Vancouver Emergency Management Agency | City of Vancouver for Actsafe’s quarterly newsletter, Safety Scene. Did you know that a year after The Great East Japan Earthquake, more than 5,400 businesses had yet to reopen and 1,000 businesses were bankrupt within one and a half years? The upcoming Great British […]

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Emergency Plan Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In this poster you’ll find practical information on what to do in case an emergency should occur. Another great resource on emergency preparedness is Get Prepared. Emergency Preparedness Poster […]

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Actsafe Injury Prevention Week

Save the Date Actsafe Injury Prevention Week:Emergency Preparedness October 17 – 21, 2022 This year’s AIP Week will include webinars, resources, and activities to help you and your workplace be prepared for an emergency. Plus, Actsafe’s Safety Café will be back on the road visiting productions around BC! Previous Injury Prevention Week Themes 2021 Respectful […]

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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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Topics

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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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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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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What Would Don Do

Have a health and safety question that you’d like answered? Ask Don! Join Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts and Live Events, and his co-host Will Heller, Safety Advisor for Performing Arts and Live Events, virtually to discuss any safety issues or concerns that the performing arts and live events industries are facing during these […]

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What To Do In The Event of a Power Outage Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In our poster, you will find practical information on what to do in case a power outage should occur: Power Outage Poster PDF Another great resource on emergency preparedness […]

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What To Do In The Event of an Earthquake Poster

Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. In our poster, you will find practical information on what to do in case an earthquake or tsunami should occur: Earthquake Poster PDF Another great resource on emergency preparedness […]

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Resources for Preparing for Extreme Heat

Prepare and protect yourself when working outdoors in the summer, especially during extreme heat conditions. Learn about extreme heat and how you can prepare your home for it so you can work from home comfortably. Find out how you can reduce your risk of heat stress and how to identify signs of heat-related illnesses in […]

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Toolbox Talks

#1 Worker Rights & Responsibilities #2 Working Alone #3 Reporting Procedures #4 First Aid and Emergency Procedures #5 Proper Lifting Techniques #6 Ladder Safety #7 Slips, Trips & Falls #8 WHMIS 2015 #9 Risk Assessment       #11 Safe Use of Aerial Lifts #12 Working in Hot Weather #13 Working in Wet or Cold […]

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