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Actsafe currently serves over 2,500 employers and has trained over 11,000 workers in our free Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop and online course alone. We also provide a selection of 9 other free courses, including collaborations with CIRP to provide Naloxone Training, and Reel Green/Creative BC to teach Carbon Literacy. The remaining 9 courses are […]

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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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“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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Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals Group Training Fillable Form

Effective April 3, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandates that all joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members have a minimum of 8-hours of training. Actsafe provides those members with the training, the workshop covers: • Navigating the Workers Compensation Acts and Regulations • Terms of Reference • Meeting Minutes & Reporting • Inspections • Work Refusals • […]

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals Training Poster

ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? Effective April 3rd, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandated that all joint health and safety committee members are required to have a minimum of 8-hours of training. ACTSAFE’S WORKSHOP COVERS: Navigating the Workers Compensation Act and regulations Terms of reference Meeting minutes & reporting Inspections Work refusals Incident investigations Committee evaluation REGISTRATION This workshop […]

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Musicians and MSI Performing Arts Safety Primer

Musicians (including vocalists) are prone to MSI that is caused or aggravated by practice, rehearsal, or performance. Playing a musical instrument may be second only to computer use in terms of population exposure to MSI. Some studies have shown that approximately half of professional musicians and music students experience significant MSI symptoms. A Musculoskeletal injury […]

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals

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 Effective April 3, 2017, WorkSafeBC mandates that all Joint Health and Safety Committee members have a minimum of 8-hours of training. This workshop is free of […]

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Respectful Workplaces - Join us for Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2021

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week 2021

AIP WEEK 2021 SAFETY CAFÉ WEBINARS & COURSES HISTORY Actsafe Injury Prevention Week is back September 20–24, and this year we are focusing on Respectful Workplaces. What is a respectful workplace? How can we work together to ensure that everyone who works on a production is treated fairly? Throughout AIP Week, we will be bringing […]

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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 – 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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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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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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The History of Actsafe Injury Prevention Week

Actsafe launched Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week) in 2018 to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s arts and entertainment industries’ workers and to provide shareable tips, tools, and resources to help prevent these injuries. This week-long campaign gives Actsafe an opportunity to: increase industry awareness about the highlighted health and […]

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Actsafe’s Executive Director Steps Down

Geoff Teoli has accepted an exciting new position with the City of Vancouver so, unfortunately, this means that his last day with Actsafe will be October 5th, 2018. Over the past five years Geoff has led Actsafe through significant innovation and growth, enhancing our organization’s delivery of services and support to the motion picture, television, performing […]

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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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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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New CEO Announcement

New CEO Announcement March 2022 9 March 2022 The Board of Directors of Actsafe Safety Association is pleased to announce that Trina Pollard has been named as CEO of Actsafe Safety Association. Trina’s employment will commence in early April. Most recently, Trina served as Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC. Prior […]

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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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Workplace Inspections

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 Have you wondered what, how, who and when to conduct workplace inspections? Inspections are an essential component of your health and safety program. This interactive four-hour workshop walks you through the process and resources […]

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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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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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An Obituary for Maureen “Mo” Kaake

Actsafe has lost one of its stars with the passing of Maureen “Mo” Kaake on the 19th of June 2021. Our condolences and thoughts go to her husband Dave, her son and two daughters, her grandchildren, her dog Charlie, and all her family and friends.   Mo joined Actsafe in 2005 when Actsafe was called SHAPE and had only 4 employees. Shortly afterwards, Mo became the […]

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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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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

To read the full document, and to print, click here (2.64 MB). This book, written for employers and joint health and safety committees, describes common misconceptions about slips, trips, and falls as well as the factors that contribute to their causes. It also discusses how employers can effectively manage the risks by identifying the hazards and implementing […]

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