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Hearing Conservation

Are Smartphones Smart to Use on a Job Site?

Communication is critical on construction sites. Whether for coordinating movement of materials or issuing warnings, it is important that workers be able to clearly communicate with each other. Audio devices (e.g. radios, cell phones) can help increase the speed and fidelity of communication between workers. While radios provide good voice communications between workers, there are some potential inherent problems: Half-duplex

Setting Up a Successful Hearing Conservation Program: Christine Diestler’s Experience

Meet Christine Diestler. Chris is a certified occupational nurse specialist employed by ThedaCare at Work. She helps employees onsite at a large manufacturer which is headquartered in Wisconsin. The manufacturer produces tools and solutions for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications. Chris is passionate about trying to help protect every employee’s hearing not just from the

Listen to What You Can Learn at 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminars

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hearing loss resulting from loud noise created by machinery and tools may go undetected until it’s too late. On top of that, it's not always easy to find clear information about how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace. How do you currently find out about detection, what changes to make and what personal protective

Webcast: Learn More About the Limits to Hearing Protector Attenuation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bang, Bang! Loud noises from weapons might be something you might get accustomed to at work, but that doesn't mean it is safe for your hearing. With the ability to generate louder and louder sounds, especially from modern weapon systems with instantaneous noise levels even exceeding 150 decibels (dB), there is an increased need for greater hearing protection. This requirement

Earmuffs: A Key Component of a Hearing Conservation Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When you’re managing a hearing conservation program, choosing the right type of protection can help ensure your workers stay safe, comfortable and compliant. This means you have to consider a number of factors, including comfort, the level of noise workers are exposed to, equipment costs and even the level of training you’ll be able to offer. Regardless

Headsets That Work as Hard as You Do

3M ™ PELTOR™ - Built Tough for the Working Professional ST. PAUL, Minn. - The year was 1950 and the Swedish Air Force had a problem: How to protect workers’ hearing in very loud environments while still allowing them to communicate effectively. Prior to 1950, the only way to hear radio communications in high-noise situations was to turn up the radio volume,

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