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Honeywell Announces Hearing Conservation Toolbox Mobile Application

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major concern of safety managers, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers and costing $242 million annually in workers’ compensation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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11/15/2015
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Honeywell Safety Products Launches Innovative Safety Products to Help Safety Managers Lead Their Workers to Safety

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 Honeywell Safety Products (http://www.honeywellsafety.com) today announced a host of new, innovative safety products — across a wide range of applications — to help safety managers build an enduring culture of safety that minimizes injuries and maintains a more protective and productive workplace. The products were introduced at the opening of the 2012 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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10/22/2012
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New White Paper Examines Hybrid Push-In Style Ear Plug, Factors That Contribute to Proper Fit and Long-Term Comfort

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We have a new free, white paper that's written to help Hearing Conservation and occupational safety professionals better understand the hybrid push-in style of ear plugs that combine the use of foam for comfort with an insertion stem for ease-of-use.

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08/26/2010
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Register Now: Free Hearing Conservation Seminars Coming Sept. to Chicago, Cincinnati, Davenport, Indianapolis

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Learn about the increasing critical importance — and rapidly changing regulatory environment — of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs at our free “HearForever: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation” seminars coming to Chicago, Cincinnati, Davenport, and Indianapolis this September 13-16.

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08/11/2010
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Motivation Tool #4: Provide Immediate Feedback

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A fourth valuable tool in motivating workers to use Hearing Protection properly is the immediate feedback that comes from fit testing. Tools like VeriPRO® ear plug fit testing or QuietDose™ in-ear dosimetry give workers immediate feedback as to whether they're using that Hearing Protection the right way.

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08/05/2010
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Motivation Tool #3: Bringing Down the Barriers

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A third tool that we can use to motivate workers is simply to remove barriers to using their hearing protection.

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08/06/2010
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Motivation Tool #2: Fast Forward

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A second important step in motivating workers is to show them what it’s like to have that hearing loss due to loud noise.

In other words, demonstrate what the future risk will be. We want to fast-forward that employee’s worklife to show them what their hearing will be like in 10, 20, 30 years.. 

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08/03/2010
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Motivation Tool #1: You’re Not a Superman!

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Here are a few tools to help motivate workers to protect their hearing on- and off-the-job.

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07/27/2010
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The Bottom Line is . . . Prevention!

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I was talking with a safety manager at one company who said, “We've been administering audiometric testing for 25 years, and now have 25 years’ worth of data that tells us that what we've been doing in our Hearing Conservation Program hasn't worked. We’ve simply documented the progression of hearing loss in our Hearing Conservation Program.”

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07/25/2010
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Sound is a Powerful Sense

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I noticed in the March 1, 2010,  issue of Time magazine a summary of studies discussed in an article by Martin Lindstrom in which brain activity, sweat response, pupil dilation and facial muscles were used to measure emotion in response to various sounds.

The researchers were doing "neuromarketing research" to determine how sounds effect our emotions which in turn effect how we buy.

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07/22/2010
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