Care and Maintenance of Earplugs and Earmuffs Highlighted on New Howard Leight Poster


Smithfield, RI -- A new poster available free from Howard Leight details the care and maintenance of Earplugs and Earmuffs. Designed for placement on worksite bulletin boards or in other high-traffic areas, the colorful poster provides clear instructions for each type of hearing protection device. Posters are available free for download through the Howard Leight website at www.howardleight.com or by contacting Sperian Customer Care at 800.430.5490.

"Questions from workers about the care and maintenance of hearing protectors are very common at seminars and training sessions, as well as during daily use," said Renee S. Bessette, Marketing Manager for Howard Leight. "This poster not only provides answers in a clear, concise fashion, but the poster itself serves as a reminder to wear hearing protection on the job—and wear them properly."

Four colored panels discuss care of single-use earplugs, multiple-use earplugs, banded earplugs, and earmuffs. Information includes instructions for inspection prior to use, cleaning, and duration of wear before replacement is recommended. For example, single-use earplugs should be discarded after every shift, while multiple-use earplugs can be washed with soap and warm water and reused for 2-4 weeks. Earmuffs can last indefinitely, but earcups and ear cushions must be washed regularly with mild soap and water (but not dipped), and replaced every 6-8 months under normal wear.

Since its beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight by Sperian has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of hearing protectors in the industrial market and the recognized innovator in protection and people-oriented fit. Howard Leight offers the widest variety of hearing protection devices and technology, ranging from the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug, to SmartFit® earplugs with Conforming Material Technology™—which delivers a more personalized fit—to VeriPRO™, the new industry-changing fit verification system for hearing protectors. Howard Leight earmuffs raise the bar on innovative design, performance and comfort, with features like padded wire headbands, high-visibility designs, unique sound management technologies and multi-level attenuation options. Visit
Howard Leight online at http://www.howardleight.com

With nearly 6000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext's Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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