Safety is the responsibility of every individual engaged on a film or television production and takes precedence over expediency.
In most cases, it is the producer’s responsibility to take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of all workers associated with the production. In order for there to be clear reporting lines to the producer, productions are structured into departments with department heads.
Conversely, cast and crew have a responsibility to work safely and in compliance with the applicable health and safety legislation. It is in the interest of high standards of safety on a set that any report of unsafe elements be welcomed as a sign of conscientiousness and professional competence. Such reports should be made to the applicable department head or the producer. Where a worker has the ability to influence the working conditions of workers in general, a heightened awareness of health and safety issues should prevail and should require that all appropriate safeguards are in place.
For more information of provincial health and safety legislation, please consult the chart below:
|Alberta||Government of Alberta, Employment and Immigration|
|British Columbia||Actsafe Guidelines|
|Manitoba||Safework, Workplace Safety & Health Act and Regulations|
|New Brunswick||Government of New Brunswick, Occupational Health and Safety Act|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Occupational Health and Safety Act|
|Nova Scotia||Government of Nova Scotia, Occupational Health and Safety Act|
|Ontario||Government of Ontario, Safety Guidelines for the Film and Television Industry in Ontario|
|Ontario||Government of Ontario, Child Performers Guideline|
|Prince Edward Island||Government of Prince Edward Island, Occupational Health and Safety Act|
|Quebec||Gouvernment du Quebec, An Act respecting occupational health and safety|
|Saskachewan||Government of Saskatchewan, Labour Relations and Workplace Safety|