Custom Hearing Protection & Hearing Conservation Program

If Hearing Protection is so Important, Why Are My Workers Not Wearing their ear plugs?

As a safety manager, implementing a hearing conservation program at your workplace may not be enough to fully protect your workers from the harms of occupational noise.

Often times workers do not wear their hearing protection devices. Buy-in from your workers is often an obstacle that comes up and having the proper tools can make this transition a little easier.

3 Tips To Get Your Workers Motivated About Hearing Protection

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When launching your organization’s hearing conservation program, one aspect is creating a company-wide awareness campaign. People learn and retain information in different ways, so to be successful in limiting the noise risk in your workplace it is necessary to use multiple channels of communication to convey your messages – visual, auditory, interactive. Repeating the key messages in different ways will make them more effective and lead to lasting awareness among your employees.

How to Communicate Your Hearing Conservation Program

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When launching a hearing conservation program in your organization, you need to set realistic expectations. It is unlikely that your employees will change their behavior about dealing with the risks of dangerous noise at work in just one month. When developing your program, plan it over a longer period of time.

How to Create a Successful Hearing Conservation Program

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding their annual World Hearing Day on March 3, 2017. This year’s theme is “Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment”. World Hearing Day 2017 is drawing attention to the economic impact of hearing loss and the cost-effectiveness of interventions to address it.

This initiative focuses on detecting and treating hearing loss in children and the elderly, the social issues associated with this irreversible condition, and increasing awareness among all sectors of society. It also highlights the actions that can be undertaken by decision-makers to address hearing loss in areas including the workplace. This involves allocating suitable resources, implementing early identification programs, and building human resource capacity to address causes and prevention of hearing loss.

The World Hearing Day infographic lists several benefits to investing in hearing loss prevention:

Cotral Lab is Proud to Support World Hearing Day 2017

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As the costs for health and safety program related expenses continue to increase while budgets continue to decrease, safety and EHS managers need to constantly review their finances to find additional savings. While reducing the costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may seem like a logical first step, there are other areas for saving that EHS managers should consider. Here are 5 ways your company can save money on its safety and health program.

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Safety and Health Program

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When it comes to choosing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your employees, there are several types of hearing protection devices available. From disposable earplugs to custom earplugs to earmuffs, which is the right choice to ensure your workers are protected 100% of the time they are exposed to dangerous noise?

Hearing Protection: What are the Needs of your Employees?

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A well-trained employee is a safe employee. That’s why providing your employees with knowledge, skills and training in all aspects of your safety and health program is so important in protecting your workers and ensuring the program’s success.

Read this final article in the series on OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to learn about the points to include in your workplace safety training, who should be trained, ways to communicate the program, and more.

How Workplace Safety Training Protects Your Employees

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This is the next article in a continuing series about the major changes made by OSHA to its health and safety guidelines in late 2016, Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. Once you have the people in place as outlined in "A Successful Safety and Health Program is all about People", it is time to look at workplace hazards.

Read on to learn how to identify and assess hazards, as well as implement measures to prevent and control those risks as part of your safety and health program.

How to Identify, Assess, Prevent and Control Workplace Hazards

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Hearing conservation is just one aspect of a company’s overall safety and health program. When employees are given effective training to help them understand the risks of noise injury on the job and how to protect themselves, they will be more likely to adopt and commit to using the right safety measures.

Why Audit Workers Before Launching a Hearing Conservation Program

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In the blog “7 Core Elements of a Successful Safety and Health Program” we summarized the major changes OSHA made to its health and safety guidelines, Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. This article will give busy safety and EHS managers the highlights they need to know from each section, starting with the people involved in a successful safety and health program, management and workers. The other sections will be covered in future blogs.

A Successful Safety and Health Program is all about People

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