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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs when tiny sensory hair cells in our inner ears are damaged by noises that are too loud and that last for too long. The max volume of music in headphones is about 105 decibels.
Hearing conservation innovations, FR workwear and an explosion proof high bay LED light are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com:
Custom Protect Ear Inc. (CPE) introduces a NEW product to Hearing Conservation called FitCheck Solo™. Developed by NIOSH/Dr. K. Michael and distributed by Custom Protect Ear Inc. CPE (Canada) and ProtectEar USA (United States), FitCheck Solo™. is fast, accurate and simple.
EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their foam-tipped stem design, featuring soft memory-foam Comply™ Canal Tips, fits most people and provides a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 28dB. Sounds, at safe levels, are allowed to pass through into the ear canal, while potentially harmful noises (above 85dB) are reduced via a proprietary design that incorporates a special noise-reducing filter.
OSHA has cited EJ USA Inc., a metal hatch manufacturer, for 13 violations of workplace safety standards at its Cicero, NY plant. Proposed fines total $56,000.
Honeywell Safety Products introduces New Max® Small Pink earplugs for people with smaller ear canals
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced new MAX® Small Pink earplugs — a bright pink version of its popular orange MAX Small single-use earplug for people with smaller ear canals. MAX Small earplugs were introduced in 2011 in response to reports from people with smaller ear canals about having trouble obtaining a good fit — and adequate protection — from other high-attenuating roll-down foam earplugs.
Earlier this year OSHA cited Kamps Inc. for 10 alleged safety and health -- including one willful -- violations at its Versailles wood pallet manufacturing facility. OSHA's inspection was initiated on Nov. 4, 2011, under the agency's Site-Specific Targeting Program, which expands the scope of a routine inspection to cover all hazards associated with the employer's industry. Proposed fines total $101,000.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 22 million Americans are exposed daily to hazardous noise on the job, putting them at risk of developing permanent, incurable hearing loss or tinnitus. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker's compensation for hearing loss disability.
Kids and families alike will gather at Tartan Park on Wednesday, October 16, for Dangerous Decibel’s“How Loud is Your Music? Jolene Family Reunion and U-Build-It Jolene workshop.” This free, public event features 20 teams from Minnesota and across the U.S. who will build mannequins that measure music-player sound levels.