Items Tagged with 'hearing protection'


Ohio foundry workers exposed to dangerous noise levels

While operating an industrial machine, a worker at MCM Precision Castings Inc. was exposed to noise levels that averaged 97 decibels, equal to the noise of a jackhammer, over his eight-hour shift. Employees of the Weston, Ohio-based company were also exposed to dangerously high noise levels and crystalline silica dust, a cause of chronic lung disease, OSHA has found.

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ISHN Reader’s Choice & Safety 2015 Attendee Choice Awards submissions window closing soon

The deadline for entering EHS-related products in the ISHN 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and the ASSE Safety 2015 Attendee Choice Awards is fast approaching. Now in their third year, both awards programs are gaining momentum and have earned a reputation as an effective way for winning companies to boost their industry profiles.

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Radians makes key strategic consolidation

Radians, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality personal protective equipment, announced that they will break ground this spring on an 80,000 square foot expansion of their existing Memphis operations where they recently installed state-of-the-art warehouse automation equipment allowing for high volume order processing.

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What drives hearing protection compliance?

Motivate your workers to wear HPDs
A hearing conservation program will quickly break down if workers don’t comply with rules to wear hearing protection devices (HPDs).

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Too much hearing protection can put workers at risk

Overprotection is a common mistake in hearing protection.

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Protecting hearing and preventing hearing loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related illness in the United States. Each year, an estimated 22 million U.S. workers encounter noise exposures loud enough to be potentially hazardous. In addition to damaging workers' quality of life, occupational hearing loss can carry a high economic price to society.

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Arc flash PPE reference guide is a quick study

A two-sided quick reference guide to arc flash personal protective equipment (PPE) is available from Graphics Products. PPE is easily identified using a picture table. The guide highlights long sleeve shirts and pants, safety glasses and goggles, face shields and hoods, hearing protection, gloves, hard hats and full body suits.

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The baby boomer workforce confronts age-related hearing loss

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors, including exposure to high noise levels and aging. Conductive losses are losses where sound isn't carried from the outside environment; it is not conducted inward, perhaps due to earwax or fluid behind the ear, a hole in the eardrum, or otosclerosis where the bones don't vibrate.

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Hearing loss victims often wait seven years before seeking treatment

On average, a person experiencing difficulty hearing waits seven years before doing anything about it, according to studies. An ear that hasn’t been stimulated due to untreated hearing loss can actually lose some of its ability to understand speech, according to health experts.

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Jerome to serve as NHCA president-elect

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has appointed James Jerome to serve as president-elect, due to the recent appointment of Kristy Casto as NHCA president. The change was effective Oct. 31.

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11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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