Category Archives: Hearing Conservation

Intense noise calls for proper protection

Factories. Airports. Quarries. All extreme, challenging and intense places to work, with many obvious hazards. Plenty of protective equipment safety procedures are in place to protect workers in such environments. But what about the most serious dangers that you can’t even see, like high noise levels? Places of work featuring heavy machinery, engines or building … Continue reading Intense noise calls for proper protection

Hearing Protection Selection

When selecting Hearing Protective Equipment (HPE) you need to consider the task, environment, length of shift, storage facilities for reusable products, hygiene and compatibility with other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This infographic will help show you how to check you’ve made the right selection! Alternatively, you can open this document here: Hearing Protection Selection

The workers’ choice in hearing protection

3M™ PELTOR™ Headsets are the workers’ choice because they have been designed and built around the wearers’ needs. So whether you’re buying for yourself or your workforce, you can rely on PELTOR to deliver professional protection. And more. PELTOR is the ultimate range. You’ll find everything you need from headsets that increase productivity through crystal … Continue reading The workers’ choice in hearing protection

Tackling industrial noise issues with Hearing Conservation e-learning

Find out why we’ve pooled our knowledge with scientific, medical and technical experts from the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to develop an innovative e-learning package on Hearing Conservation. The Issue Hearing damage in the workplace is a major issue that requires preventative steps from employers. According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research, over 2 … Continue reading Tackling industrial noise issues with Hearing Conservation e-learning

Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

Fast facts: • Asbestos is the biggest killer in the workplace • With noise damage to the ear, it may take many years for the symptoms to appear • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) can cause permanent damage • Repetitive work is one of the major causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) • Reaction of the skin … Continue reading Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

The 4-step guide to Hearing Conservation

Protect your employees from noise-induced hearing loss and the result will be a healthier workforce and a more productive business. This simple 4-step programme should help you ensure every individual is offered the protection they need. Step 1: Identifying and measuring the noise Let’s start with a few questions about the noise levels where you … Continue reading The 4-step guide to Hearing Conservation

Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 4 – Validation

Noise protection is a vital part of Health and Safety compliance and doing the job effectively can actually lead to increased productivity for your company. This is the last in a series of four blog posts written by Technical Services Engineer, Sarah Broadbent of 3M’s Personal Safety Division and covers how you check that your … Continue reading Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 4 – Validation

Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 2 – Protection

Protecting your workforce from noise is vital for Health and Safety compliance and can lead to improved productivity. In this, the second in a series of four blog posts, Technical Services Engineer, Sarah Broadbent of 3M’s Personal Safety Division talks about the different types of protection available and how to go about choosing the one … Continue reading Protecting workers’ hearing, Stage 2 – Protection