Hearing/Noise

Gateway Safety Introduces TASCO Hearing Protection as Part of Its Growing Product Line

April 15, 2022

Gateway Safety is thrilled to announce that TASCO Corp., a market leader in hearing protection, is now part of the Gateway Safety family. TASCO products include the industry-leading Tri-Grip® reusable earplug, top-performing SoftSeal™ disposable earplug and a benchmark line of ‘Made-in-USA’ protective earmuffs. TASCO products feature patented designs, independently tested quality and superior comfort features,…

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Custom Molded Hearing Protection in Hearing Conservation Programs

April 6, 2022

By: Garry Gordon, MS and Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, F-NAP In the workplace, when noise levels and exposures exceed OSHA guidelines, employers are required to provide adequate hearing protection as part of a comprehensive hearing conservation program. Several providers now offer custom fit hearing protection devices (HPDs). These options present questions and concerns from…

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Hearing Technology Innovator Award for Hearing Loss Prevention

November 5, 2021

E.A.R. is proud to announce that Minuendo Lossless Earplugs took first place in the Hearing Loss Prevention category at the second annual Hearing and Technology Innovator AwardsTM. Through its annual awards program, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) recognizes technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. This year’s expanded awards program saw dozens of…

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Guidelines for a Legally Acceptable CAOHC Industrial Hearing Conservation Program

July 6, 2021

By: Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, MS, Contributors The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing conservation (CAOHC) is a non-membership organization created in 1973 to collaborate with nine professional organizations that have a common interest in all aspects of occupationally related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Through the mission to advance…

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Casella Announces 2021 Webinar Series for Dust, Noise, Vibration and Asbestos Monitoring

April 23, 2021

Global occupational health and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has announced its schedule of industry leading webinars for 2021. The schedule of free to attend, virtually accessible webinars cover Casella’s areas of core competency, including workplace monitoring for dust, gas and vapour hazards, as well as instrumentation usage and best practice. The sessions will also cover monitoring…

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Situational Awareness in the Workplace

April 14, 2021

By: Garry G. Gordon, Contributor With over 36 years’ experience working with industrial, recreational, law enforcement, music and military accounts, it has been interesting to witness how hearing protection is often selected and assigned. We all know the ramifications of excessive noise exposure, whether it has occurred in the workplace or in leisure activities, like…

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OHD Adds SVANTEK Sound & Vibration Measurement Solutions to Product Offerings

April 13, 2021

OHD announced a new distribution partnership with SVANTEK, the world leader in sound and vibration measurement solutions. The U.S. occupational health and safety market demands excellence in product performance, and OHD is confident SVANTEK will continue to supply the absolute best in class when it comes to these solutions. Celebrating 30 years of industry experience,…

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Milwaukee Tool Provides All Day Comfort with New Banded Hearing Protection

December 7, 2020

Milwaukee Tool is adding to its personal protective equipment (PPE) lineup with new hearing protection – Banded Ear Plugs. The Banded Ear Plugs are designed to provide all-day comfort with versatile wear and the adaptable design for 3-point wear could allow users to set the band above their head, below their chin, or behind their…

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Casella Announce Schedule of 2020 Webinars

March 26, 2020

Throughout 2020, Casella is running monthly free webinars covering key elements and best practices  in its core knowledge base and product areas: Introduction to Workplace Noise, Use of Sound Level Meters and Noise Dosimeters, Introduction to Personal Dust Monitoring, Setting up Air Sampling Pumps, Introduction to Personal Sampling of Vapours and Gases and Introduction to…

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Hear No Evil: Noise Safety on Worksites

February 21, 2020

By Heather Perl, Contributor Despite being a serious potential health hazard, loud noises are often not given enough consideration when trying to establish the safety of a worksite. Loud noises are invisible dangers; they may not be immediately obvious, and many employees and employers don’t realize how much damage occurs over time. Even moderately loud…

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