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#7A Addendum “A” – Principal Performers Using Underwater Diving Equipment Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Section 24.13(1)(a) of the Regulation requires that all divers in an occupational diving operation meet the requirements of CSA Standard 275.4-97 Competency Standard for Diving Operations. Each diver is also required to be competent to use the equipment that he or she will be using during the diving operation. The purpose of this guideline is […]

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Water Restrictions & Power Washing Advisory

Important information regarding Metro Vancouver’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions, and the do’s and don’ts when using power washing for production purposes. Water Restrictions Advisory 2015 PDF

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#17 Water Hazards Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

The following procedures are recommended for all water work, including, but not limited to: ponds, rivers, lakes, swamps, bogs, oceans, pools, and tanks, or any other unduly wet work environment. Water Hazards Motion Picture Safety Bulletin PDF

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#7A Addendum “A” – Principal Performers Using Underwater Diving Equipment Motion Picture Safety Bulletin

Section 24.13(1)(a) of the Regulation requires that all divers in an occupational diving operation meet the requirements of CSA Standard 275.4-97 Competency Standard for Diving Operations. Each diver is also required to be competent to use the equipment that he or she will be using during the diving operation. The purpose of this guideline is […]

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Previous CSR Initiatives

OUR EFFORTS THUS FAR: Haste Makes Waste: How often have you just thrown something in the trash mindlessly because it was ‘too much effort’ to walk to the recycling bin at the other end of the office? Or used one corner of an A4 piece of paper and then just thrown it away? We at […]

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Important Course Information

On this page you will find information on the following;  Cancellation Policy  Union Training Requirements  Group Training COVID-19 protocols when visiting the Actsafe office The Actsafe office is wheelchair accessible. Call anytime for additional information, 604 733 4682.  CANCELLATION NOTICE POLICY FOR MACHINERY TRAINING: To cancel please contact Actsafe ⇒  LIVECHAT: Start a chat — EMAIL: […]

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Air Quality Advisory – September 2020

September 14th, 2020: Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for the southern half of BC here. Air Quality Advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional District here. If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should […]

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Ergonomic Tips for Working From Home – Info Sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the arts and entertainment industries to change their working methods. With physical and social distancing being practised to help in preventing the spread of the virus, the majority of workplaces have implemented working from home procedures. Not everyone has access to a sit/stand workstation at home and even if they […]

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COVID-19 Impact; Updates and Resources

Course Cancellation & Coronavirus (COVID-19)  At Actsafe, the health and safety of our course participants and the Actsafe team is of the utmost importance. As such, Actsafe has decided it best to cancel all inhouse classes scheduled up to and including April 30, 2020 to mitigate the impacts associated with the potential spread of the […]

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Contact Us

There are a number of ways to contact the Actsafe team; Instant message with one of the Actsafe Team here Drop us an email at info@actsafe.ca Give us a ring on 604 733 4682 Speak to a Manager for your industry’s programs and services: Motion Picture: Anand Kanna, anandkanna@actsafe.ca or call 604 733 4682 Ext. […]

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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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“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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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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Air Quality Advisory – August 2018

If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should be considered; The Ministry of Environment recommends that strenuous outdoor activities be avoided. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms while working outdoors, contact your […]

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Propane Guidelines Motion Picture Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (208 KB). As many members of the industry are aware, the BC Film Industry experienced two serious issues with propane and propane fired heaters in the fall of 2010. Workers experienced near misses and serious injuries as a result of these incidents. What many industry […]

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Extreme Hot Weather Ahead

Heat-related health and safety hazards increase when temperatures rise, and workers and employers must take precautions to prevent serious medical distress. Actsafe has compiled some resources for workers and employers to use when crews are scheduled to work outdoors in extreme hot weather conditions. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s Working in Heat […]

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Air Quality Advisory – September 2020

September 14th, 2020: Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for the southern half of BC here. Air Quality Advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Regional District here. If an Air Quality Advisory has been issued because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires around the region, the following information should […]

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Wild Fire Air Quality Advisory (2015)

High Air Quality Health Index rating The province of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver have both issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Sea to Sky Corridor (Howe Sound, through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton) as well as Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke […]

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Fishbones Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (390 KB). In the Motion Picture industry, electrical ladders or cable hangers, also known as “fishbones”, are sometimes used to suspend or organize electrical cables. Fishbones are generally constructed out of plywood. A plastic commercial model is also available. Fishbones should be understood to be a […]

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Locations Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (183 KB). Hazard Identification Prior to the day of shooting, a production representative should be designated to review the location and determine if obvious safety hazards exist. This designated person is often the Locations Manager or Assistant Locations Manager. The facility/site representative is often a good […]

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Makeup & Hairdressing Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (180 KB). This fact sheet provides safety information on makeup and hairdressing products and practices used in the motion picture, television, performing arts and live events industries. Makeup and hairdressing room The makeup and hairdressing room should be clean and equipped with hot and cold running […]

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Fire Prevention Fact Sheet

To read the full document, and to print, click here (159 KB). Before renting or occupying a house or a building, the producer must ensure that it meets fire prevention standards and that it contains the necessary fire fighting equipment, in compliance with the NFPA 140. The distance to be covered between any point in […]

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TSS Total Safety Services

Services include exposure assessments and exposure control plans, indoor air quality and mould investigations, noise mapping and exposure monitoring, confined space hazard assessments, asbestos/ mould analytical laboratory and more.

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Atmospheric Effects in the Entertainment Industry: Constituents, Exposures and Health Effects

Kay Teschke, Yat Chow, Michael Brauer, Chris van Netten, Sunil Varughese, Susan Kennedy. March 2003. UBC’s School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene have published this full report on the safety of atmospheric theatrical smokes and fogs in 2003. WCB’s 8-hour Exposure Limit (EL) for mists of mildly refined oils is 0.2mg/m3, and of severely refined […]

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