FEATURE STORY | 11.12.15

Honeywell Announces Hearing Conservation Toolbox Mobile Application

One-Stop Information Resource for Workplace Hearing Safety for Use on Apple iPad®

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Nov 12, 2015 — Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major concern of safety managers, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers and costing $242 million annually in workers’ compensation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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White Paper Shows How QuietDose In-Ear Dosimetry Validated Hearing Conservation Program, Reversed OSHA Citation at Dixie Industries
  • A new free white paper case study titled “QuietDose In-Ear Dosimetry is a ‘Foundational Element’ of Dixie Industries’ Safety Program” details how the Chattanooga, Tennessee, specialty forging and assembly operations company, was able to use new QuietDose in-ear dosimetry to break that cycle and abate an OSHA citation. 
New White Paper Details Best Practices of US Airways Occupational Hearing Conservation Program
A new free, white paper from Howard Leight titled, “Best Practices in a Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways,” details how the merger between US Airways and America West led the newly formed company to enhance its occupational Hearing Conservation Program. It is available to download at http://www.hearforever.org/usairways.
Nucor Steel Improves Worker Hearing Protection with New Howard Leight Technology
A new free case study, “Nucor Provides Measurable Worker Hearing Protection with Howard Leight Technology” details how Nucor Steel is using new state-of-the-art VeriPRO® earplug fit testing technology from Howard Leight to evaluate whether each individual employee is receiving optimal on-the-job hearing protection.  
Applaud Proposed EPA NRR Rule Changes for Acknowledging “Real World” Experience, Placing More Responsibility on Safety Managers, Expert Says
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes governing Noise Reduction Ratings will help to “refocus hearing conservation programs to prevent employee hearing loss, and reflect real-world realities in the workplace,” according to Brad Witt, Director of Hearing Conservation for Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. 
Howard Leight’s “HearForever” Initiative is the Next Generation of Hearing Conservation
Howard Leight formally introduced HearForever™, a major initiative aimed to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) at work and at home. 
Free Seminars Will Detail Best Practices in Employer Hearing Conservation, Impending NRR Change
A series of free seminars discussing the increasing critical importance –and rapidly changing regulatory environment—of employer-based Hearing Conservation Programs have been announced for eight cities along the East and West coasts of the U.S. by Howard Leight in September and October 2009.
Howard Leight Participates in MSHA-Yale Field Study of Technologies to Prevent Hearing Loss Among Mine Inspectors
Howard Leight, the leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, is participating in a field study conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in collaboration with Yale University that is evaluating the effectiveness of new technologies to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss among mine inspectors.
Howard Leight Introduces QuietDose: In-Ear Dosimetry Measures Noise Exposure in Real-Time to Help Prevent Workplace Hearing Loss
Howard Leight today officially introduced QuietDose™ -- the only personal dosimeter that measures and records a worker’s actual in-ear exposure to noise over an entire work shift.  The introduction is a major advance towards stopping the progression of occupational hearing loss and ensuring employer compliance with hearing safety regulations.
New White Paper Details Six Common Bad Assumptions About Hearing Protection
 In the world of personal protective equipment, bad assumptions are hazardous and can result in injury — or worse. Yet, despite 25 years of government regulation, a handful of persistent bad assumptions are widespread — endangering both the effectiveness of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs) – and worker hearing. 
Encourage Employees to Take Home Earplugs
OSHA requires employers to provide hearing protection for workers exposed to hazardous noise. Best practice has shown that providing a good variety of hearing protectors improves compliance. But smart employers will also encourage employees to take hearing protectors home.

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