12.20.05

BACOU-DALLOZ hearing safety group to showcase hearing protection devices at world of Concrete

Smithfield, RI -- The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group will showcase its wide range of Howard Leight® and Bilsom® hearing protection products at the 2006 World of Concrete Exhibit, on January 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. The company will occupy booth #N1410. The World of Concrete is one of the commercial construction industry's largest trade shows, with over 1,600 exhibitors and more than 1.3 million square feet of exhibition space.

"The construction industry has one of the highest rates of noise-induced hearing loss in the country," said Renee Bessette, COHC, Senior Marketing/Communications Specialist for the Hearing Safety Group. "But recent improvements in noise measurement technology, along with innovations in hearing protection devices (HPDs), and a greater awareness of the dangers of hazardous noise are helping to protect workers."

Central to the Hearing Safety Group exhibit will be two recently introduced products: new Bilsom Leightning® Hi-Visibility Earmuffs which incorporate both noise blocking protection and total visibility, night and day; and the new Howard Leight LS-400 Leight® Source earplug dispenser.

Bilsom Leightning Hi-Visibility Earmuffs offer both maximum attenuation and total visibility, especially in outdoors or in low-lighting situations. Eye-catching fluorescent green earcups on Leightning Hi-Visibility Earmuffs contrast noticeably against dark backgrounds, in low lighting or in inclement weather. Plus, Leightning Hi-Visibility is the only earmuff on the market that incorporates a reflective headband that illuminates when exposed to light, providing additional safety, day or night. Leightning Hi-Visibility is available in the standard L3HV headband style [NRR 30], as well as a convenient folding design with optional belt storage case, providing protection up to NRR 27.

New from Howard Leight is the LS-400 Leight Source earplug dispenser. Built of durable plastic and designed for wall mounting or tabletop use, the LS-400 provides an easy and convenient way for workers to access hearing protectors. In addition, purchasing bulk dispenser refills eliminates packaging waste and can save companies up to 10% of their annual earplug cost. The LS-400 Leight Source dispenser is compatible with a range of Howard Leight earplug designs, including Matrix, Max®, Max Lite®, Laser Lite® and MultiMax®. The sturdy plastic base-stand of the LS-400 also includes snap-in rubber feet for added stability in tabletop applications.

Since its beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight Industries has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of in-ear hearing protection in the industrial market and is widely recognized as an innovator in protection and fit. Since 2001 Howard Leight has been a part of the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group.

Bilsom was founded in Sweden in 1968 and leads the industry in developing innovative sound management technologies that are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

Combining the innovation and expertise of Howard Leight Earplugs and Bilsom Earmuffs, the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group is a world leader in hearing safety.

Bacou-Dalloz is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of personal protective equipment, offering a comprehensive range of safety products designed to protect people from hazards in the workplace. The Group specializes in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment. With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 people, Bacou-Dalloz endeavors to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear. The Group’s products are sold through a worldwide network of distributor partners for use in all sectors of activity (construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, petrochemicals, medical, public services, etc.). Bacou-Dalloz is listed on the Premier Marché of the Euronext stock exchange in Paris, and is part of the SBF 120 index.


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