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    National safe work month - Hearing Protection.

    October 26, 2018
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    National safe work month - Hearing Protection.

      

    Take a safety moment in your workplace this October

    While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm.

    This year, during National Safe Work Month, commit to taking a safety moment every day in your workplace. This could be as simple as spending five minutes every morning talking with your team about the hazards and risks in your workplace, and how to prevent harm.

     

    During National Safe Work Month learn more about Hearing Protection, a moment is all it takes.

    Noise is everywhere and much of it can be harmful to your hearing. Damage your hearing and life may never sound the same. Thousands of workers are potentially exposed to hearing hazards every day.

    Symptoms of Hearing Loss include:

     
    • Buzzing or other unusual noises in your ear
    • No longer able to hear low/high frequency sounds
    • Difficulty hearing and understanding a conversation
    • Sounds have become muffled

    Detection, Protection and Validation, each is critical to solving the hearing conservation challenges. Ensure your Hearing Protection is up to standard, fitted and used correctly.

     

    Fact: Even common sounds you hear at work or home can contribute to long term hearing loss and other health risks. Over time, noise at or above 85 dBA can damage hearing and cause ringing in the ears. Reduce these sound levels by using hearing protection in loud environments. Protect your ears from loud noise, so you can enjoy the sounds you love.



     

    Educational Resources

      

      

    Featured Products & Programs

      

    Earplugs


    3M offers a variety of earplugs including roll down, pod, pre moulded and banded. They suit different ear types and noise levels, making it easy to find an earplug for every worker.

    Earmuffs


    A popular choice in hearing protection with their rigid cups and soft plastic cushions that seal around the ears to reduce noise. A range of attenuations are available as well as helmet attachment and neckband versions.

    Protective Communications


    Protects the wearer from high noise environments whilst allowing them to communicate. This can improve productivity, prevent workers from feeling isolated and allow them to hear important warning signals and alarms without the need to remove their hearing protection.

      

      

    Request a 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Demonstration


    Request a free, on-site, no-obligation 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System demonstration and see how the E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System can help you and your hearing conservation program to:
    • Know if your employee’s hearing is sufficiently protected
    • Train and motivate employees on the proper use and fit of hearing protection
    • Document your hearing loss prevention efforts

    3M™ Peltor™ WS™ Alert™ XPI Headset


    Protect your ears, protect your profits. You can’t afford to stand around talking – or worse yet, jogging away to a quiet location. Think how much more productive you could be with the new 3M™ PELTOR™ WS™ ALERT™ XPI Hearing Protection Headset.

    Contact a 3M Safety Specialist for more information.