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 […]

There are many work place issues that can affect potential exposure to hazardous materials used by Painters. By considering the main issues and taking some action, employers and workers can more effectively reduce workers’ exposure to the hazardous paint and painting-related products. Actsafe Safety Association thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department health and […]

This document is a summary of the hazards and precautions recommended when working with materials commonly used by the Paint Department members. The names of the commonly used products were provided by Jayne Mason and Gillian Richards, members of the IATSE Local 891 Paint Department. Actsafe thanks IATSE 891 for providing this report. Paint Department Review of […]

A two-page info sheet containing a non-comprehensive listing of paint disposal sites and options around the lower mainland. Paint Disposal Options Info Sheet PDF

A list of useful links related to paint & painting for the motion picture, television, performing arts & live events industries, and other major venues. • Behr • Benjamin Moore • Cloverdale Paint • Dulux • General Paint (includes Ideal Paints) • Hilti Canada • Modern Masters • Rosco Canada • Tremco Sealants

Painting in the arts industry is dynamic. Painters often work with varnishes, paint spraying and perform similar jobs that put them at risk equal to or greater than painters in other professions. Studies have shown that painters have a 30% or greater risk of lung cancer. Additionally, there are increased risks for cancer of the bladder, stomach and esophagus. […]

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