We can take a snapshot of staffs hearing for a baseline measurement reading for protection (have they already been affected). Are they close or likely to be so in future. Protect your company against future expensive litigation.
Improve the safety of the work environment. Improve relations with staff – caring, considerate company.
Assess environments for potential damaging noise in long term exposure. Recommend safety limits 85dB must wear protection, 80 dB advisable. Does not take too much to reach this level.
It is important to protect the employer from damage caused during an employee’s leisure time, outside work.
Several protection moulds are available from basic custom built silicon moulds unfiltered to moulds which protect but retain clarity of speech in noise.
Custom ear plugs which are custom made to the user’s ear canal don’t fall out and provides users with unparalleled comfort, which can be washed for use over and over again.
Custom ear plugs are easy to insert. Proper insertion is essential to maximise attenuation. Field studies have revealed that plastic or foam plugs are often inserted improperly, and therefore, provide less than published mean attenuation levels.
Because of their moulded design custom ear plugs provide consistent performance over time. Each time a custom, plug is inserted the same mean attenuation is attainable. Foam plugs rapidly lose their attenuation strength as they are exposed to ear wax, dirt, the natural oil on hands.
Custom plugs have an expected life span of three years. Used just 10 times a year their cost per use is less than the foam plugs bought in pharmacies or music stores.
If moulds do not fit or block off too much noise, this can cause isolation, or lead to an unwillingness to wear them.
- Ensure that hearing protection is effective
- To educate employees who are exposed to risk of the importance of wearing appropriate hearing protection
- Side effects of long term exposure can be poor attendance, depression, tinnitus and sudden loss or other conditions