We'd like to thank those who supported the 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference for making this year's event a resounding success.

But we don't want to speak for ourselves, discover what some of our delegates had to say in the testimonial section below.

A big thanks to all our participants for making this year’s conference so memorable. Stay tuned here in Safety Scene, on our conference website and through our social media channels for details about the 2020 Actsafe Event Safety Conference. 

If you're interested in joining us next year and would like to offer support in ways such as volunteering, sponsorship, exhibiting or presenting a session, please email with your interest.

Conference by the numbers:

264 Registrations
201 App downloads
85 Tweets using #AESC2019 hashtag
77 Delegates trained in administering Naloxone
49 Crowd Safety Workshop attendees
42 Sessions
21 Tradeshow Exhibitors
15 Volunteers
2 Tracks
1 Game of mini-golf

Competition Winners

Congratulations are in order for;
  • Conference Tradeshow Passport competition winner Lyna Huynh! You've won an Occupational First Aid- Level 1 course, and a First Aid Kit!
  • Business Card draw winner Riley Arnold! You've won $50 off a TNT Event Planning service and two Arctic Tubes.
  • Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2019 Feedback Survey Draw:
    • 1st Prize winner, Andrea Curtis! You've won a complimentary pass for you and a guest to any Live Nation Canada concert at The Commodore Ballroom and 2 Arctic Tubes.
    • 2nd Prize winner, Sara Falcone! You've won a one night stay and breakfast at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre and 2 Arctic Tubes!
We'll be in touch with details of your prizes.


Here's What Some Of You Had To Say About AESC 2019


I’m blown away with how smoothly everything went. After attending many of these events this one really stands out. - Chris Brown, Arctic Tube
I thoroughly enjoyed the conference... The topics are relevant and important - well done to all involved and thank you to all those attending to share the safety message - Eric Stuart, Gentian Events
This was a great event, both educationally and networking-wise. We often work separated from friends we’ve known for years, so it was fantastic to see everyone even for a short couple of days! - Masha Birkby, City of Burnaby
An essential event for promoting safety, and connecting professionals in diverse fields to share ideas and concerns.- Peter Boulanger, Underground Circus
It was worthwhile, and people were great to connect with. Loved the diverse industries represented. - Anon
AESC 2019

Increasingly we're seeing incidents of workplace harassment becoming a significant issue for workplaces nationwide. How can you eradicate this behaviour? There are several important resources out there for our industries which address this topic;

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is a national campaign to build a sector-wide culture of fairness, dignity and respect. Their aim is to encourage those within the industry to work together to shape safe and healthy work environments, free from all forms of harassment.

You can find their website here

Quick Reference Guides are available on the website to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory.  They provide seven key compliance strategies and practical considerations to assist employers (including Boards of Directors and arts organizations) to meet their obligations and address workplace harassment issues as they arise.

You can find the Quick Compliance Reference Guide for British Columbia here.

Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)’s HR Management Toolkit for Workplace Bullying & Violence is provided for informational purposes only, to help cultural organizations navigate incidents and claims of workplace harassment and/or workplace violence. You can view the toolkit here.

These resources have been examined by Don Parman, Actsafe’s Manager of Programs and Services for the Performing Arts Industry. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these resources, please contact him

Upcoming April Courses

April 2nd
Joint Health & Safety Committee Fundamentals Training

April 4th
Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors

April 6th
OFA Level One (FULL, next available course date )

April 13th
Performing Arts Safety Awareness

April 15th
OFA Level One
Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors
April 17th
Reel Green Carbon Literacy Course

April 18th
Motion Picture Safety for Supervisors

Location: Actsafe office, #140-4259 Canada Way, Burnaby, V5G 1H1 (entrance to the right of the main entrance.)

To register for an Actsafe course you must have an account in our STAR System. Please either login below, or sign up and create an account.
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Upcoming Events

Public Hearings on Proposed Amendments to the OHS Regulations

WorkSafeBC will be holding public hearings for proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation regarding Part 16, Mobile Equipment (with consequential amendments to Parts 1, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 26, 28, and 31).
You can access the proposed amendments, along with explanatory notes and details of the public hearings, via the link below:

2019 proposed regulatory amendments

The public hearings provide stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulatory amendments. WorkSafeBC welcomes your feedback on the amendments either by written submission or participation in the oral public hearings. Written submissions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019.

Road Safety Workshop

Road Safety At Work is holding a complimentary half day road safety workshop in Richmond on April 10, 2019. The workshop focuses on building a more robust road safety culture within your organization, leading to improved road safety in your workplace. 
Occupational road safety does not just apply to organizations with commercial fleets, but any organization that has employees driving a company vehicle or their personal vehicle during their work day. Generally organizations will send a Safety Manager or Supervisor to attend.

Cost: FREE
Location: Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond
Date & Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm, Wednesday April 10th.
Duration: 4-hours
Register: Online or contact Angelina Robinson angelina.robinson@roadsafetyatwork.ca604-770-2500
Day of Mourning

Last year, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose a loved one, the pain never goes away.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

Location: Click here to find the location of your nearest ceremony.
Date: Sunday, April 28th.

GVPTA Intimacy Direction Workshop

As an extension of GVPTA's 2019 Making a Scene Conference, they're also presenting a standalone 6-hour Intimacy Direction workshop with Siobhan Richardson. Aimed at directors and choreographers with some experience staging intimate scenes, as well as instructors who work with actors in a theatre training program, participants in this workshop will gain a greater understanding of the role of an Intimacy Director and learn how to begin to incorporate best practices in rehearsal.

Entry to this workshop is by application only. Click here for application form and further details.

Application Deadline: Workshop applications will be accepted until April 22 at 5:00pm.

Workshop Location: Downtown Vancouver
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (6 hour workshop)

Actsafe's Manager of Programs and Services for the Performing Arts Industries, Don Parman, is on the Road!

This month you can catch Don at the inaugural Event Safety Alliance Conference 2019 over in Toronto before he jets back to the West Coast for Pacific Contact, BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts.

The ESA Conference is designed to provide practical insights for production suppliers, event production companies, festivals and roadhouses, municipalities, colleges and universities, labour organizations, and all those who provide support to the live event industry.

Check back next month for his insights on these events.

Actsafe Spotlight Video

"Dancers are the worst patients. We dance on sprains, we dance when we're sick, we dance when the world is falling down around us." - Jenny Duffy

In honour of International Dance Day (April 29th) check out our Spotlight video on Jenny Duffy, Dance Educator and Choreographer.  Her credits include being the choreographer for the B.C. Lions Dance team, the Felions. She provides an insight into the hazards that may arise for dance professionals and shares her tips to mitigate them and why.

"Be aware that there's a finite capacity for injuries, if you push it too much it may be a career ending injury and you may never dance again."
Actsafe Videos
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Easter!

Please note that the Actsafe office will be closed on Friday April 19th. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 23rd at 9.00am.
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