Free hearing conservation seminars to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace are scheduled for June around the U.S. and Canada — hosted by hearing conservation experts from Honeywell.

The Scholarship Foundation of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of student conference awards for the 38th Annual NHCA Conference, to be held March, 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV.  

In addition to outstanding technical presentations on hearing loss prevention, there will be numerous opportunities to attend in-depth workshops, poster sessions, and discussion groups.  We have a great program in store, as well as a fantastic Friday night get-together.

Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host free hearing conservation seminars in two cities in British Columbia, Canada— Prince George on Sept. 30 and Kamloops on Oct.

Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will host free hearing conservation seminars in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Sept. 16 and Sept.
Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most prevalent occupational injury. But this fall, hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host a series of free seminars to show how, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable.

Safety professionals seek emerging technologies that can streamline hazard mitigation and enhance worker efficiency not only with personal protective equipment but also their job tasks. In occupational Hearing Conservation, we see this through the adoption of earplug fit testing to validate each worker’s selection and training on the use of earplugs.

 A series of free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminars to improve employer hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the worksite are scheduled for June in the Marcellus Shale Regions of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

When a helicopter lands on an offshore platform, the noise level is so extreme that the number of landings per day is sometimes limited. With landings reaching upwards of 115 decibels, dual protection is not enough to protect these workers.

In observations, we have all seen a worker wearing a communication headset with one earcup on one ear, and one off of the other. Why? Because they could not hear their surrounding environment or communicate with their co-workers, losing situational awareness – such as that helicopter behind them on the helideck or the mine alarm sounding – putting them and their co-workers at a higher risk of accident. With one ear consistently exposed to hazardous noise, that worker is at a high risk for noise-induced hearing loss.

Most communication headsets are designed for use in constant noise levels and only offer passive protection. Most do not adapt to changing noise level (eg. intermittent or impact noise). Many workers who wear communication headsets are mobile and are exposed to a wide range of noise during their work day.

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