The planet is in the midst of a global pandemic, and like many industries, the film business has been adversely affected. Restarting doesn’t have to be a daunting task if best practices are put in place, monitored and measured. A coordinated and cooperative effort from all the stakeholders will be necessary to ensure safety and compliance of the new guidance and policies are followed.
For over 35 years I’ve been fortunate to have seen the Ontario film industry evolve from the worker, supervisor, and JHSC member perspective on both sides of the camera. That being said, you don’t need years of safety experience to understand a paradigm shift in safety awareness and Ministry of Labour compliance is upon us. We can expect to see significant changes in the way we do business as new safety policies, procedures, and guidance is introduced along the path to mitigate this new hazard. Together we will focus on solutions to safely move forward in the new normal.
This website was put together in what I would call a Covid-19 moment. I have taken advantage of my downtime to upload some source material I reference as a JHSC member for the benefit of fellow stakeholders in the industry. It’s also a place for me to stay up to date on Covid-19 developments, guidance, and information related to heath and safety in general.
If I decide to keep the site active I may upload some JHSC fillable pdf files and templates but for now its just been a fun project, so any feedback is welcome and appreciated.
As safety moves back into the spot light there is no better time to shed some light on the OHS Act, related Regulations, and the JHSC in particular, as they apply to the film and television industry.
I hope this is a good refresher for some, and provides clarity for others.