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Honeywell Safety Products today introduced MAX Small earplugs — an extension to the flagship Howard Leight MAX single-use earplug family. MAX Small’s reduced size offers people with smaller ear canals a more comfortable fit and high attenuation (NRR 30).
Hearing conservation experts from Howard Leight / Sperian Hearing Protection will be presenters at the 2010 National Hearing Conservation Association’s (NHCA) Conference, February 25-27, 2010, in Orlando, Fla.
Howard Leight today officially introduced the new Pilot push-in ear plug for occupational hearing protection – featuring an innovative hybrid design that combines the performance and cost savings of Quiet multiple-use ear plug with the superior comfort of Max single-use ear plug to deliver long-wearing comfort and total control over fit.
New White Paper Details Six Common Bad Assumptions About Hearing Protection
In the world of personal protective equipment, bad assumptions are hazardous and can result in injury — or worse. Yet, despite 25 years of government regulation, a handful of persistent bad assumptions are widespread — endangering both the effectiveness of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs) – and worker hearing.
Nucor Steel Improves Worker Hearing Protection with New Howard Leight Technology
A new free case study, “Nucor Provides Measurable Worker Hearing Protection with Howard Leight Technology” details how Nucor Steel is using new state-of-the-art VeriPRO® earplug fit testing technology from Howard Leight to evaluate whether each individual employee is receiving optimal on-the-job hearing protection.
Encourage Employees to Take Home Earplugs
OSHA requires employers to provide hearing protection for workers exposed to hazardous noise. Best practice has shown that providing a good variety of hearing protectors improves compliance. But smart employers will also encourage employees to take hearing protectors home.
In anticipation of the EPA's expected change to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), Howard Leight has issued a brochure that explains known details of the proposed changes for hearing protectors. Titled, "Inside the EPA's Proposed Change to the Noise Reduction Rating," the brochure is designed as a handy information resource for safety managers, providing background on the impending new rating system and the ANSI testing protocols on which it is expected to be based.
A recent field attenuation study conducted by the Howard Leight Acoustical Laboratory on the performance of hearing protection devices showed that individual, one-on-one training was the most significant factor in predicting good earplug performance.
Sperian Hearing Protection has just made available the new Howard Leight® 2008 Product Selection Guide, covering its diverse portfolio of earplugs, earmuffs and accessories. Included are a Best Practices Guide for setting up an OHSA-approved Hearing Conservation Program, descriptions of hearing loss symptoms, fitting instructions for earplugs and earmuffs, and an extensive product selection guide keyed by industry and exposure level.
Sperian Hearing Protection has launched a special microsite for its new VeriPRO® earplug field verification software. The new VeriPRO microsite, at www.howardleightveripro.com, provides visitors with a tour de force of the program, including background on the program's function and development, as well as research and best practices related to VeriPRO usage.
Hearing protectors are unique among personal protective equipment in that, in order to protect hearing, they make users partially deaf. This can lead to complications not found with other protective equipment, namely, overprotection.
Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC, has announced the formation of a Hearing Conservation Department to act as a focal point for the company's multi-faceted initiatives in research, training, and education, and to enhance its advisory role in standards regulation. Headquartered at the Howard Leight facility in San Diego, CA, the new department is headed by well-known Industrial Audiologist Brad Witt. Joining the staff effective May 5, 2008, is Theresa Schulz, PhD, a renowned audiologist and Hearing Conservation Specialist.
New VeriPRO® technology just introduced by Howard Leight now makes it possible for safety managers to ensure employees are getting the most out of their hearing protection devices. Developed in conjunction with the House Ear Institute (www.hei.org), VeriPRO measures real-world attenuation of unmodified earplugs and can be used as a means to improve individual employee training and enhance the overall effectiveness of hearing conservation programs.
Redesigned Howard Leight Airsoft earplugs offer improved fit, comfort and protection
Hearing protection leader Howard Leight has redesigned and updated its popular AirSoft multiple-use earplugs. First introduced nearly 30 years ago, AirSoft was the first earplug to utilize an internal air pocket. Offering industry's highest noise reduction rating (NRR 27), AirSoft quickly became an industry standard and the flagship product of the Howard Leight line. The updated AirSoft includes new material, new design features and new engineering technologies that provide even better fit, comfort and performance.
Howard Leight Percap banded earplugs fold for convenient access to hearing protection
Hearing protection leader Howard Leight has announced the availability of PerCap®, the only folding banded earplugs available in the personal protection equipment [PPE] market. A semi-aural protector, PerCap's soft polyurethane ear pods seal the opening of the ear canal and offer lower attenuation, making them ideal for workers exposed to low levels of hazardous noise.
New Howard Leight LS-400 Leight Source 400 earplug dispenser saves time, space and packaging waste
New from the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group is the Howard Leight® brand 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.
New Howard Leight/Bilsom Hearingportal.com goes live
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group has launched a new website, www.hearingportal.com, combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight and Bilsom brands, to provide safety managers with a new global resource for their hearing conservation programs.
A series of free seminars scheduled for Phoenix, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Denver in May are set to help employers improve hearing conservation efforts and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers.
Howard Leight is offering employers samples of its new Pilot push-in ear plugs for occupational hearing protection. Pilot features an innovative hybrid design offering superior performance, long-wear comfort, and total control over fit.
Texas employers across the state are invited to attend free seminars in June designed to improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and help prevent noise-induced hearing loss among workers.
The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has awarded its Product Innovation Award to VeriPRO, the earplug fit testing system from Howard Leight. The award, which is designed to recognize excellence and innovation within the safety industry, was presented at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala Dinner held during Safety and Health Expo 2010.
International energy company Statoil has partnered with SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independent research organization, and Nacre, developers of award-winning intelligent hearing protection and communication technology, to create the next generation of intelligent hearing protection and communication technologies for use in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Free seminars focusing on the increasing critical importance – and rapidly changing regulatory environment — of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs will be held for employers in Chicago, Cincinnati, Davenport, and Indianapolis this September.
A new free white paper from Howard Leight®/Sperian Hearing Protection is available to help Hearing Conservation and occupational safety professionals to better understand the hybrid push-in style of ear plugs that combine the use of foam for comfort with an insertion stem for ease-of-use.
A series of free seminars during April 2011 in Georgia and Tennessee will help employers to improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among workers.
A series of free seminars have been scheduled for June throughout the Northeast U.S. to help employers improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers.
Optimizing acoustical earcup design, volume management technology, and personal hearing protection, Honeywell Safety Products introduces Sync, the next generation of stereo earmuffs from Howard Leight. Sync delivers the proper levels of hearing protection in hazardous noise environments with high-fidelity stereo sound from users personal portable audio MP3 players.
The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has awarded its 2011 Product Innovation Award to the Howard Leight QuietDose in-ear dosimeter. The award, which is designed to recognise new and innovative products that contribute to improvements in occupational safety and health, was presented at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala Dinner held during Safety and Health Expo 2011.
In late 2009, Kenny Dillard, faced seemingly insurmountable environmental challenges to the Hearing Conservation program at a Dalton, Ga., manufacturing facility of Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider.
Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products is offering trial samples of its flagship MAX® and MAX® Small single-use earplugs to qualified Hearing Conservation program managers and other occupational safety professionals in the US and Canada.