Carpentry

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 […]

This info sheet provides information on canister adhesives and possible alternatives to Sta’-Put SPH. The 2009 MSDS for Sta’-Put SPH, a popular adhesive commonly used by the film industry, lists it with a Hazard Designation Xn-Harmful, which means: Substances and preparations which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed […]

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. […]

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 […]

Use this log template to check off the parts of the equipment which have been inspected. Equipment Safety Inspection Log

Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) was retained by Actsafe Safety Association to evaluate the potential exposures to formaldehyde and isocyanates associated with Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) products and ISOBORD ™ used to construct sets and items for film and theatre production. The results have indicated that without the use of proper engineering controls (e.g. local exhaust […]

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 […]

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

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.

KEEP AN EYE…ON YOUR WORK Work related eye injuries affect more than 2500 workers in BC every year. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROTECTION When working around particles, flying objects, or dust, wear SAFETY GLASSES with side protection When working with chemicals wear GOGGLES Wear a FACE SHIELD over your safety glasses or goggles when the hazard […]

Lockout is the use of lock(s) to render machinery or equipment inoperable or to isolate an energy source in accordance with a written procedure. De-energization is the removing of energy from machinery or equipment. Equipment that is not de-energized and locked out can unexpectedly start when maintenance work is being done, which can result in serious injuries. […]

An educational guide to preventing Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) for carpenters. Presented in a comic book style, the goal of this resource is to help workers recognize and prevent the symptoms of MSI. Pain Is Optional For Carpenters Comic PDF Version. For your printed version please contact the Actsafe office info@actsafe.ca

An educational guide to preventing Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) for carpenters. Presented in a comic book style, the goal of this resource is to help workers recognize and prevent the symptoms of MSI. Pain is Optional for Carpenters For your printed version please contact the Actsafe office info@actsafe.ca

Spray-applied products often contain flammable ingredients that can ignite when mixed with air. The tips in this bulletin can help you prevent fires and explosions from airborne flammable products in the workplace. Download WorkSafeBC’s booklet here.

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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