Hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. NIOSH estimates that 22 million U.S. workers encounter noise exposures loud enough to be hazardous. Wildland fire fighting (vs. urban/ structural fire fighting), aims to suppress grass, brush, or forest fires.
Bluetooth wireless technology allows users to take phone calls, connect with other workers through protective headset hands free; Technology filters noise to safe levels without affecting phone conversations
April 5, 2017
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new protective headset designed to allow workers to stay connected while continuing to protect hearing on noisy job sites.
The new Honeywell Howard Leight™ Sync® Wireless protective earmuffs integrate Bluetooth wireless technology allowing workers to talk on the phone, connect with co-workers, get instructions and perform tasks without sacrificing hearing protection in noisy or dangerously loud environments.
A new checklist developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can help companies evaluate the effectiveness of their Hearing Loss Prevention Programs* (HLPPs) and better protect their workers from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Properly fitted hearing protection is critical to employee safety. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has released an upgrade to its popular earplug fit-test software VeriPRO 4.0 to improve its speed, reliability and usability.
Hearing protection among oil-rig workers improved significantly after they underwent testing for properly fitting earplugs, according to a new study by NIOSH. The researchers reported the findings of their study in the International Journal of Audiology.
A Deputy Sheriff in Florida who developed a program to help law enforcement officers protect their hearing during firearms training won the this year’s Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™.
Today is World Hearing Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and promoting ear and hearing care around the world. The theme for this year’s World Hearing Day is ‘Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment’. This aims to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss and cost effectiveness of interventions to address it.
When your workplace is noisy, your first reaction is to have affected employees wear hearing protection devices (HPDs). But you need details on each employee’s exposure and the effectiveness of the HPD you provide before you can know for certain that each worker is protected.
Updated clinical guidelines published the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery say cotton swabs are not appropriate for earwax removal. In fact, information for patients in the guidelines say not to put anything "smaller than your elbow in your ear."
Every year 22 million workers are at risk of losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards. Work-related hearing loss is a widespread problem, but it is a problem that can be solved. On August 1, 2016, NIOSH, OSHA, and MSHA issued a challenge to inventors and entrepreneurs with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation.
Some of the most hazardous sounds we hear are brief sounds – noises from impacts and impulses. These arise from sources like household tools, construction, industrial noise, firecrackers, guns, and even automotive airbags. Read More