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SMITHFIELD, R.I., Nov 12, 2015 — Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major concern of safety managers, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers and costing $242 million annually in workers’ compensation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
BACOU-DALLOZ Hearing safety group takes popular hearing conservation seminars on the road
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group will conduct a series of free hearing conservation seminars this fall, entitled, ''What You Need To Hear: Best Practices In Hearing Conservation.'' The seminar, lead by industry expert Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, combines audio and visual demonstrations to convey hearing conservation principles in an engaging and practical way. Seminars will be conducted at a number of locations in the Northeast and Midwest US, and western Canada, and are open to hearing conservation program managers, safety managers, industrial hygienists and like professionals.
OSHA Hearing conservation violations analyzed in new Sound Source™
A new Sound Source™ bulletin, ''OSHA Hearing Conservation Violations,'' issued by the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, reports on a study the company recently conducted with the assistance of OSHA's Office of Information and Technology on compliance actions between 2000 and 2004 relating to hearing conservation.
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.
Bilsom introduces new Ultraslim Leightning L-Zero earmuffs
Bilsom has extended its popular line of Leightning earmuffs with a new L-Zero (L0) Series. Designed to provide reliable protection from intermittent or marginal noise hazards, the L0 Series features an ultraslim earcup design with less weight and bulk than standard earmuffs, and is available in Folding (L0F) and Neckband (L0N) models.
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.
Trend in hearing protection technology moving towards ''sound management,'' says industry expert
According to industrial audiologist Brad Witt, the days of striving to develop Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs) that could simply block the most sound are over. ''Today, said Witt, who is Audiology and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, ''the focus is definitely more on sound management: on attenuating the hazardous noise to a level that still allows communication and warning signal detection.''
BACOU-DALLOZ hearing safety group to showcase hearing protection devices at world of Concrete
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 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.
BACOU-DALLOZ hearing safety group partners with the Hearing Foundation of Canada to Launch ''Sound Sense'' program for grade schoolers
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group has joined with The Hearing Foundation of Canada to help launch a hearing awareness program in over 3,000 Ontario grade schools. The bi-lingual program, entitled, ''Sound Sense: Save Your Hearing for the Music,'' is an entertaining presentation that uses music to educate Grade 6 students about their amazing sense of hearing, and what they can do to protect it. The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group is supporting the program by donating 150,000 pairs of Howard Leight® Matrix™ blue corded earplugs for distribution to the students, along with a quantity of new motivational/educational noise thermometers.
BACOU-DALLOZ hearing safety group partners with Lightspeed aviation to develop new generation of industrial communication hearing protection headsets
The Hearing Safety Group of Bacou-Dalloz has partnered with LightSPEED Aviation of Portland, OR, to develop a new generation of industrial communication hearing protection headsets, officials at Bacou-Dalloz have announced. Under the terms of the strategic alliance, LightSPEED will manufacture the new line utilizing the Hearing Safety Group's platform and aspects of their proprietary communications technology. The products will be marketed jointly by Bacou-Dalloz and LightSPEED in the USA and Canada.
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.