New Campaign Launch

Actsafe Injury Prevention Week

November 5th – 9th, 2018

To celebrate Actsafe’s 20th anniversary of helping to keep workers safe, we’re launching a new initiative, the Actsafe Injury Prevention Week (AIP Week.)

The goal of our annual campaign is to spread awareness of the leading causes of injury to BC’s motion picture industry workers, and to provide shareable tips, tools and resources to help prevent these injuries.

Each year will focus on a different theme. 2018’s theme, Back Here, Safety Matters highlights the hazards of material handling around trucks, namely the loading and unloading of them.

Did you know?

Vehicles and working surfaces are the two leading sources of injuries in the motion picture, commercial and television industries.*

Every day during AIP Week we’ll highlight a different topic within truck safety and share tips, suggest extra steps to reduce injury and provide relevant industry resources. This is your opportunity to take action and optimize your work culture. Together let's shift the behaviour of workers, supervisors, employers and equipment suppliers to reduce preventable truck-related injuries. Why not incorporate our resources info into your toolbox-talk, tailgate safety chat, or attach it to a call-sheet memo.

Make sure you can access our campaign resources by;

Other resources:
  • Tips and posters
  • AIP Week kits
  • Contest and giveaways
  • Access to Actsafe’s shareable resources

For more information contact

How will you be safe? #AIPWEEK2018

*data source: WorkSafeBC Industry Safety Information Centre, data collected 2013 - 2017

Have you spotted our campaign billboards yet? 

Crowd Safety Workshop: Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes

If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate any risks and keep your crowds safe. This highly popular workshop was run earlier this year at our annual Event Safety Conference and is back by popular demand, so we recommend purchasing your pass early to avoid missing out.

Facilitator: Eric Stuart, PM, BA Hons, UKCMA - Director, Gentian Events

For workshop objectives and further information, click the Register Now button below.

Registration & Workshop Fee 

Date and Time: March 5 - 9, 2019. 9.30am - 4.30pm (lunch provided) 

Location: Actsafe Safety Association, #140 - 4259 Burnaby Way, V5G 1H1

Workshop only: $300

Discounted rate for delegates of Actsafe Event Safety Conference: $250
*Register first for the conference here; your confirmation email will contain a discount code to use for your workshop registration.

(Applicable fees and taxes charged online at check-out)

Please Note: Class sizes are limited to ensure an optimal learning experience. Book early - this workshop is expected to sell out quickly!

Register Now

Click on the below poster to print and share amongst your communities!

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018.

Impairment from substance use can cause physical and behavioural changes that affect a person's ability to work safely. Workplace impairment as an occupational health and safety issue is of increasing concern to British Columbia employers, workers, and other stakeholders.

Employers are encouraged to develop policies and procedures that address impairment in the workplace. An impairment policy that takes a fitness-to-work approach to impairment can help you to meet your workplace safety obligations. You should also communicate your impairment policy clearly to workers.

Further resources;

Actsafe Event Safety Conference, March 7th - 8th, 2019 - Industry training dates announced!

Your Event Safety Conference pass includes one of the following complimentary industry training courses:

Firearm Safety - Level 1

9AM - 5PM | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.

  • This 1-day course provides an introduction to Firearm Safety for the entertainment industry. The course will cover safe working practices and legislative requirements, and is of vital importance for those involved in supervising, planning or working on projects involving firearms.

Occupational First Aid - Level 1

8:45AM - 5:30PM | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.

  • Includes CPR, crisis management, wound care and more. This full day course packs in life-saving information, and provides a WorkSafeBC OFA1 certificate.
Just register for your pass here, and follow the instructions in your confirmation email to book your training today. Please note that there's limited space available in both courses, book now to ensure your space.

Don't forget, applications are also now open for session proposals, tradeshow exhibitors, and sponsorships.
Further Info.

Click on the below poster to print and share amongst your communities!

Concussion Awareness Training Tool Online is developing a new concussion tool for workers and workplaces! Talk about your experience with concussion and receive a $10 gift card. 

Due to high demand and current gaps in addressing concussion among adults (19 to 64 years old), the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, in partnership with WorkSafeBC and the Provincial Health Services Authority, are in the process of developing a new concussion toolkit for workers and workplaces. CATT for Workers and Workplaces (WW) will include an e-learning module and relevant resources that will provide easy access to current best practices for concussion recognition, treatment, and management tailored for workers and their families, and workplaces including employers, members of safety associations, unions, and joint occupational health and safety committees.

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit are seeking to interview employees who have sustained a concussion and recovered to return to work or are in the return to work process (in all industries), as well as experts in concussion awareness, prevention, and treatment in the workplace.  Those who complete an interview will receive a $10 gift card. If interested, contact project coordinator Denise Beaton at

More information:

The deadline for participation in interviews and discussion groups is the end of November. Beyond that, dates for discussion groups will be decided upon based on the group’s availability.

Have you worked in a non-administrative position in a theatre or entertainment environment for at least 2 full years and are aged between 18 - 40 years old? 

Our friends down at Ohio University are conducting research regarding vitamin D deficiency status, depression symptom severity, and health-related quality of life in those who work in the theatre industry. 

Conducting the study is Darby Hooten, Master of Science in Athletic Training program. This will be one of the first studies to identify the presence of these factors in theatre workers. If you have a spare 10 minutes, this survey is anonymous and you can start the survey using the button below.

If you have any questions regarding this study, or would like a copy of the findings upon completion, please contact the investigator Darby N Hooton via email. You may also choose to contact the advisor Dr. Jeffrey A. Russell* via email

Take Survey

 *Dr. Jeffrey A. Russell will also be speaking at our annual Actsafe Event Safety Conference, March 7th & 8th 2019, on the topic Detection and Care of Concussions in Performing Arts Venues.

Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how explosion hazards can develop and how food truck owners and operators can reduce the risks.

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