NIOSH study reveals inconsistencies in hearing protection use

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study published this month in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine suggests that more than half of noise-exposed workers responding to past National Health Interview Surveys didn’t use hearing protection “always” or “usually” when exposed to hazardous occupational noise. Hearing protection device (HPD)…

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Hearing, eye protection

Banded Ear Plugs are designed to provide all-day comfort. The adaptable design for three-point wear allows users to set the band above their head, below their chin, or behind their neck. The low-profile band securely fits to the wearer’s head and can be easily adjusted and pivoted when worn. Interchangeable foam and flanged ear plugs both protect users against hazardous…

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Hearing protection

Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs

Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit in order to “feel” their hearing protection devices and are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplug. Notes Honeywell Safety Products’ Rachel Newport, senior product marketing manager, “The more comfortable the earplug, the longer workers will wear it. That’s more protection for employees—and greater compliance for safety managers—a win-win for everyone.”

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