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Hearing Testing Program

OHS regulations states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise exposure limits, hearing tests at least once every 12 months. Find out more about our hearing test program from our hearing testing poster.

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Hearing Conservation & Protection Booklet

Under an agreement with Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing, Actsafe has agreed to fund the testing of motion picture and performing arts workers. This pamphlet includes a list of “At Risk” occupations as well as information on sound-exposure limits, sound levels, hearing protection and how to get free hearing testing. Hearing Conservation and Protection Brochure PDF

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Free Hearing Tests

Actsafe provides free hearing testing to motion picture and performing arts workers in occupations deemed as ‘at risk’ of a hearing injury. Any other crew members tested are the responsibility of the production. Section 7.8 (1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation states that employers must give workers exposed to noise that exceeds noise […]

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Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing

Services include respirator fit testing, hearing testing, hearing Protection evaluation & fittings, employee educational seminar, annual review & reporting.

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Treatments for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Report

This literature review was undertaken to review the status of research on available treatments for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) on behalf of Actsafe Safety Association. This review focuses on the studies that have exhibited a positive effect on NIHL in humans and that have been published since 1985. Treatment for noise induced hearing loss Report […]

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Noise and Hearing Loss in Musicians Report

Actsafe asked the University of British Columbia to help investigate several questions related to the noise-related health and safety of musicians and other workers potentially exposed to loud music that fall under their mandate. These questions were: 1. How much noise are musicians exposed to? a. How do we define noise? b. What kinds of […]

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Sound Advice: A Guide to Hearing Loss Prevention Programs

This WorkSafeBC guide explains the requirements of a hearing conservation program. For general information on implementing a hearing conservation program, click the image or link below. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, click here (683 kB).

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Embracing “No” – The Next Consent Conversation

-The following article was contributed by Megan Gilron (she|they) for Actsafe’s summer edition of Safety Scene, the theme of which is mental health. The job of supporting performers and crew within and around scenes of intimacy has been practised in one form or another for years, but the role of Intimacy Coordinator (Film/TV) and Intimacy […]

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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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Monthly Updates, November 2019

 Actsafe’s November Updates October was another successful month for the Actsafe Team. We have welcomed two new team members, began selling Early Bird tickets to the Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, and assessed how prepared we are for an emergency in our office. We have lots of exciting things lined up for November, so scroll down […]

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Respirator Fit Testing

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s arts and entertainment industries.  This service is provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing. Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase of appropriate respirators […]

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Partners

Actsafe Safety Association is grateful to our amazing partners who have joined hands with Actsafe to raise awareness regarding health and safety in the arts and entertainment industry and to develop in collaboration with us various resources/training/ services. The support and collaboration from our partners allow us the ability to do what we do best […]

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Arcose Consulting Ltd.

Services include incident investigation, safety program and safe work procedure development, exposure assessment and monitoring, indoor air quality measuring, Exposure Control Plan (ECP) development and more.

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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. 120. Performing Arts: Don […]

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Production Resources

Starting a production in British Columbia? We’ve curated a selection of important literature and resources to help provide an understanding of requirements for any new productions to create a safe and healthy workplace for your workers. Why not contact our Motion Picture Industry Advisor Anand Kanna (by email or phone 604 733 4682 Ext. 120.) […]

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General Health and Safety Motion Picture Safety Primer

Click here for General health and safety primer PDF This primer describes basic workplace health and safety information for employers and workers, such as reporting injuries; risk assessments; refusing unsafe work; OHS programs; Joint Health and Safety Committees; working alone; respirator fit testing; young and new workers and hearing testing.

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Entertainment Industry Specific Safety Links

Please find a list of useful entertainment industry specific safety links below: • American Industry Wide Labor-Management Safety Bulletins • American Film Studio Safety Hotlines • Artists’ Health Centre Foundation • Arts, Crafts, Theatre and Safety (ACTS) • Custom Protect Ear Inc. • Entertainment Technician Certification Program • Film Safety – Ontario • H.E.A.R. Net […]

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Dillon Consulting Limited Hygienists, Engineers Health & Safety

Services include health and safety program development/implementation, noise monitoring and hearing conservation programs, WHMIS compliance, location hazard assessments, hazardous materials surveys, exposure monitoring and more.

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Respirator Fit Test Poster

Actsafe offers a Respirator Fit Testing service to organizations in B.C.’s motion picture and performing arts industries.  This service is provided by Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing. Respirators may be required when creating smoke or fog effects on interior sets or when working in locations with compromised air quality. Producer(s) are responsible for the purchase of […]

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Active Noise Control Communication Headsets for the Entertainment Industry Report

Is your current communication headset not working out for you? Do you find yourself raising the volume on your headset in order to hear the person with whom you are trying to communicate? Then, perhaps you will find this report useful. It describes active noise control and how it is currently being used in headsets […]

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Who Should I Talk To?

WHO SHOULD I TALK TO? When you need information to help prevent injuries… Actsafe is an education, training, and information resource for you to use to plan your productions in a safe manner. Where can I learn about propane safety? How do you handle Bullying and Harassment in the workplace? Need to know about working […]

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Do You Hear That? Metal Shops Sound Levels

DO YOU HEAR THAT? Metal shops in the film industry generally have average sound levels of 89 dBA; you should be wearing Class C hearing protection Class C earplugs or earmuffs will provide enough protection for average sound levels in a metal shop. For louder work, such as cutting, welding, drilling, hammering etc, consider wearing […]

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Do You Hear That? Paint Department Sound Levels

DO YOU HEAR THAT? Paint departments in the film industry generally have average sound levels of 82 dBA; you should be wearing Class C hearing protection. Tests show sound levels are generally safe, so Class C earplugs or earmuffs will provide enough protection for average sound levels in a paint department. For louder work, such […]

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