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OHS Canada: Ear protection in a physically distant time

Hygiene and comfort need to be strong considerations when purchasing and using earplugs and earmuffs for hearing protection

October 22, 2020  by OHS Canada

Clockwise from top left: 3M’s PELTOR electronic earplugs EEP-100; Honeywell’s TrustFit Trak; Radian’s Evader 33 disposable foam earplugs; 3M’s E-A-R flexible fit earplugs.

As workplaces continue to plan for safe and hygienic operations, hygiene and comfort need to be strong considerations when purchasing and using earplugs and earmuffs for hearing protection.

“Overall, there’s a more thoughtful approach to hygiene,” said Marc Kirsch, product marketing manager at Honeywell Hearing for Honeywell in Charlotte, N.C.

More workplaces are making sure that each worker has their own hearing protective equipment, or buying large packages of individually wrapped earplugs, he said.

Read more from OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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