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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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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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Properly Inserting Foam Earplugs

PROPERLY INSERTING FOAM EARPLUGS Always ensure that you hands are clean before handling earplugs. Roll down the earplug between your thumb and fingers, applying even and steady pressure. Do not attempt to roll down the plug by rolling it back and forth between the palms of your hands. This can cause creases that may allow […]

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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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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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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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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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Do You Hear That? Carpentry Shop Sound Levels

DO YOU HEAR THAT? Carpentry shops in the film industry generally have average sound levels of: 87 dBA; you should be wearing Class C hearing protection Class C earplugs or ear muffs will provide enough protection for average sound levels in a carpentry shop. For louder work, such as power sanding, drilling, hammering, cutting, etc. […]

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Sound Levels

Sound energy doubles every 3 dB. Check out our Sound Level poster to compare levels for common sounds in our industries. To read the full document, and to print, click here (1.98 MB).

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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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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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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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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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Aura Health & Safety Corporation

Services include exposure monitoring, health and safety program/procedure development, indoor air quality Investigations (including mould and Legionella), noise monitoring and more.

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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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Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd.

Services include health and safety program development/ implementation, risk assessments, air quality monitoring, asbestos surveys, noise monitoring, violence in the workplace risk assessments and working alone risk assessments.

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