What is hearing loss like, and how can you protect your employees

  • Loss of hearing can be incredibly distressing, and it can have a substantial impact on the individual concerned. Hearing loss can affect you personally, and it can prevent safety in the workplace, reducing awareness of surroundings and your ability to communicate and hear warning signs.
  • WHO (World Health Organisation) says that noise exposure is the biggest cause for permanent hearing damage around the world- and it’s avoidable.
  • Under the Control of Noise at Regulations 2005, there are many responsibilities and duties to be undertaken by both employers and employees to comply with the law.

    How can you ensure that noise protection supplied to employees is working and providing the protection it should? At the same time, how do you monitor your employees’ knowledge of risks and benefits of protection?

    Without being educated about safety precautions, employees may take their ability to hear for granted. This could then lead to complications down the line for your business regarding your legal duty to provide health and safety.

    Our products not only protect, but also help to educate and raise awareness of preventing Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the workplace. With all our products, technical advice and support is always available.The benefits are that employees will be more receptive of your legal duty to protect hearing and the support that you offer. This will create an environment where your employees feel they can report on noise related issues.

    Noise Protection: Current problems and potential hazards being overlooked

    Earplugs are often assumed to protect the employee from noise, however they can also underperform and be ineffective in protecting you from noise exposure.

    The two most common mistakes are not inserting the earplug correctly in the ear canal and the earplug not being the right size, failing to protect employees from noise exposure.

    Our offer

    In particular we offer protection against Noise Induced Hearing Loss for a Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR).

    Our E-A-R fit Validation System has many features including your ability as an employer to monitor, maintain and protect your employees:

  • Identify workers receiving inadequate protection that leaves them at risk
  • Provide tools for training proper insertion techniques of ear plugs
  • Helps employees become aware of the control they have in protecting their hearing.

    The National Hearing Conservation Association endorses fit testing citing the following benefits: refitting workers with declining hearing, and selecting adequate hearing protectors for specified noise environments.

    It is important that you have the appropriate level of protection for your employees’ given environments. In order to gauge the right level of protection you need to accurately measure those working environments.

    We have equipment that assess, measure and manage noise exposure in the workplace, as well as sound and noise indicators that help identify if and when hearing protection needs to be worn. Remember, it is your legal duty to protect your employees and we offer a full range of products that enable you to do so.

    If you would like to discuss and find out more about our products, contact us and we will be happy to help.

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