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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 Class A or B hearing protection. For noise above 110 dBA (roughly, the sound level of a power saw) consider wearing earmuffs (Class B) and earplugs (Class A) together.

Did you know that you should have your hearing tested annually? Actsafe offers free hearing testing. Call Reliable Mobile Hearing Testing at 604-596-8414.

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