Ear Plug Fit Testing Technology

Ear Plug Fit Testing Technology

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Through proven ear plug fit testing technologies, safety managers and workers now have an accurate, real-world picture of hearing protector effectiveness, providing a starting benchmark on which to build their Hearing Conservation practices.

 

First and perhaps foremost, fit testing provides a real-world metric from which one can determine whether your employees are receiving optimal protection for their noise environment, require additional training on how to fit their ear plugs, or need to try a different model.

 
Earplug fit testing benefits both safety managers and employees alike. For the safety manager, it fulfills regulatory requirements for training with documented results. For employees, it demonstrates the importance of proper protection in the workplace, and helps them select and compare protectors to find the best choice for their ears and specific applications. 
 
Ear plug fit testing is gaining momentum in the workplace. Several companies, including Shaw Industries and Nucor Steel, cite fit testing as an integral component – and success factor – of their Hearing Conservation programs.
 
In a recent evaluation, INSPEC International Limited (UK) stated that “the VeriPRO system (from Howard Leight®) appeared to have the potential to aid correct fitting and selection of ear plugs.” Further, INSPEC validated that VeriPRO’s “data demonstrated that it would be a useful tool for ensuring Hearing Conservation within the workplace.”*
 
* INSPEC Report www.hearforever.org/veriproinspecreport
 
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Blog Author:  Renee S. Bessette  
Blog Catagories:  VeriPro  INSPEC  Earplugs  ear plugs  ear plug fit testing  

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