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#6 Appropriate Clothing & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Performing Arts Safety Bulletin

The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to provide Supervisors with a guide for instructing employees in the selection of appropriate clothing and certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE). This bulletin also serves as a reference to guide employees as to what types of clothing and personal protective equipment are recommended for specific types […]

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#21 Appropriate Clothing & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to provide Supervisors with a guide for instructing employees in the selection of appropriate clothing and certain types of personal protective equipment or PPE (other types are the subjects of separate bulletins). This bulletin also serves as a reference to guide employees as to what types of clothing […]

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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 in the hope of keeping our stakeholders informed. To be notified in real-time of Actsafe COVID-19 updates to protocols […]

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List of Performing Arts Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the performing art industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations. Health & Safety Bulletin #1 Animal Handling Rules Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #2 Artificially Created Smokes, Fogs And Lighting Effect Performing Arts Safety Bulletin #3 Edged and Piercing Props Performing Arts […]

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List of Motion Picture Bulletins

Below are safety guidelines for the motion picture industry in British Columbia. Actsafe’s safety bulletins are recommended guidelines only; always consult all applicable rules and regulations.   Health & Safety Bulletin Call Sheet Memo Pre-Production #1 Safety With Firearms Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #2 Special Use of Live Ammunition Motion Picture Safety Bulletin #3 Helicopters Motion Picture Safety Bulletin […]

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But We’ve Already Had One Orientation; Do We Need Another?

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. Most employers in motion picture and television realize the importance and the need for delivering an orientation to their workers. And for the most part, employers and supervisors are […]

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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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Working Alone or in Isolation Motion Picture Fact Sheet #14

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Introduction Definition Working alone or in isolation – According to the Regulation, to work alone or in isolation “means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker in case of an emergency, or in case the worker […]

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Construction & Demolition Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (196 KB). SIMULTANEOUS WORK The Production/Employer must ensure that safe work practices are being used when different work is carried out simultaneously at the same location. If a work process could potentially jeopardize the safety of the people present, the Production/Employer must ensure that these hazards […]

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#37 Vehicle Restraint Systems Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

This Safety Bulletin is intended to give recommendations in the safe use of Restraint Systems (e.g., Seat Belts, Harnesses, Head and Neck Restraint Systems, etc.) to persons who are either in or on Picture Vehicles/Stunt Vehicles. Vehicle Restraint Systems Motion Picture Bulletin For recommendations regarding Seat Belts, Harnesses, or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction […]

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Services include exposure assessment, selection, design, and evaluation of exposure controls, development of exposure control plans, health and safety program/procedure review and development, indoor air quality investigations and more.

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Safe Work Procedures Isocyanate-Containing Products IATSE 891 Report

Safe work procedures to direct film industry personnel in the safe performance of their duties when working with isocyanate-containing products. This document contains a guideline for minimizing exposure to other individuals in the studio or set that are not working directly with the product. A brief summary of potential routes of exposure and health hazards are […]

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Evaluation of ISOBORD and MDF – Occupational Exposure Report

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by Actsafe Safety Association to evaluate the potential exposures to formaldehyde and isocyanates associated with Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) products and ISOBORD ™ used to construct sets and items for film and theatre production. The results have indicated that without the use of proper engineering controls (e.g. local exhaust […]

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Working Safely With Casting Resins Report

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by I.A.T.S.E. Local 891 to develop safe work guidelines for film industry personnel related to working safely with casting resins. This document can also be used as a guideline for minimizing the potential for exposure to other individuals in the studio or shop who are not working directly with casting resins […]

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Ergonomics Commentary – Back Belts

This WorkSafeBC ergonomics commentary discusses back belts, specifically how they cannot be used as personal protective equipment. The commentary advises users that back belts may not prevent injuries at work, and may increase the risk of injuries. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here (96 kB).

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Concussions Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (127 KB). Recognition A concussion is a common form of brain injury. Concussions most often occur without a loss of consciousness. However, a concussion may involve loss of consciousness. A concussion is generally the result of a blow to the head, face or jaw, or […]

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