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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Festival Safety Tips

While going to a festival can be an amazing experience, it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and forget about safety. Here are some tips to help stay safe and healthy while having fun. Download our poster for your festivals. Hydrate Stay cool and hydrated by dressing appropriately for the weather and […]

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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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