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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

New EH&E Inc. Program Improves Fire & Life Safety Compliance During & After Construction at Hospitals

EH&E LogoNeedham, Mass., November 20, 2014 — EH&E, a leading provider of risk management, environmental and engineering consulting services, has introduced a new inspection service that assists hospitals to improve firestopping and life safety compliance during and after construction projects.

Construction, renovation, maintenance, and tele-data upgrades are constant at hospitals. The complexity and pace of these projects can lead to unexpected compromises in firewall barriers — creating both compliance problems and safety issues.

EH&E’s new Firestopping and Life Safety Management program, designed in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), shows hospitals how to cost effectively resolve construction-related compliance deficiencies and set the foundation for maintaining life safety and firewall barrier systems throughout the life of their buildings.

By addressing the root causes of firewall breaches and enabling the proactive identification and resolution of fire and life safety deficiencies during construction, the hospital starts with a safe and compliant building at the time of occupation. The hospital saves costs because rather than inheriting fire safety deficiencies from construction, the responsibility for repairs is placed with the contractor. In addition, the program’s “continuous compliance” focus ensures that proper procedures will be followed during ongoing maintenance and future renovations. Field inspectors utilize mobile devices to note conditions and provide photographic documentation that is instantly uploaded to a secure website for real-time notification to the contractors followed by auto-tracking of resolution, acceptance and record keeping.

At BWH, program results included greater than 96% compliance with The Joint Commission, and an estimated savings of more than $1 per square foot of floor area through the repair of firewall deficiencies prior to occupancy.

This summer, the program won the 2014 IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability, honored for setting “a new benchmark” and establishing “a model of best practices.”

For more information on EH&E’s new Firestopping and Life Safety Management program, or to download a case study detailing the BWH project, visit http://www.eheinc.com/firesafety_hospital_wp.htm.

About EH&E

EH&E (http://www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of risk management, environmental and engineering consulting services for over 25 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. Our focus on “evidence-based decision making” and advanced capabilities in analytics and technology innovation enables clientsto achieve and quantify optimal performance from their people and assets. EH&E is the partner of choice for reduced organizational risk, improved business outcomes, faster time to problem resolution and greater stakeholder satisfaction.


Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Available Time to Train Staff, Certifications to Ship Hazardous Materials are Top Challenges Facing Hospitals in Ebola Preparedness, States EH&E Survey

Needham, Mass. — Nov. 12, 2014 — The lack of available time to train staff, and uncertainties about certifications to ship infectious substances, are the top challenges facing hospitals undertaking Ebola preparedness and safety precautions, according to a recently conducted survey by EH&E, Inc., a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services.

“Nearly half (48%) of the hospitals responding to the survey stated that ‘available time for patient care staff’ was the most important limitation in providing hands-on Ebola virus disease training to clinical staff, including hands-on PPE donning/doffing procedures,” according to Bryan Connors, MS, CIH, Healthcare Practice Director, EH&E.

Another 20% cited money or lack of qualified staff and internal resources to support training as their key limitation.

EH&E surveyed hospital environmental health and safety (EHS) managers, risk managers, and facilities mangers in 41 U.S. hospitals. The “EH&E Hospital Ebola Preparedness Surveyfocused on issues relating to personal protective equipment (PPE) training, Ebola-specific training, and hazardous waste management. The survey was conducted in late October.

“EH&E recommends selecting a small number of staff to be highly trained in Ebola preparedness and safety precautions. This group may include a select number of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, ‘safety monitors,’ and environmental services staff to participate in initial and periodic retraining sessions, including PPE donning and doffing procedures,” said Bryan Connors, MS, CIH, Senior Scientist and Healthcare Division Practice Leader, EH&E, Inc.

“The ‘safety monitor’ role is critical to staff safety, which works like a ‘Buddy System’ assuring front line clinical staff don and doff PPE appropriately and any safety issues are addressed in real time,” Connors noted.

“Of course, the strategy on how many staff to train will be dependent on many factors, including the type and size of the hospital,” he added.

The survey also identified a potential vulnerability in preparedness as more than half (55%) of hospitals reported not having or not knowing if they have staff trained to ship Category A Infectious Substances per IATA and DOT — such as patient specimens being sent for Ebola diagnosis or that are confirmed positive for Ebola.

“Workflow planning and procedures for Category A Infectious Substances shipments must be in place well in advance of their need,” said Connors. “This type of training can take upwards of eight hours to complete and must be properly documented. In practice, ‘on demand’ training is simply not an option.”

Overall, an overwhelming majority of hospitals reported meeting (76%) or exceeding (12%) CDC guidelines, with 12% replying they had not yet met requirements.

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of hospitals in the survey reported that they are actively conducting Ebola training, including specific PPE training. The reminder had either conducted training for other infectious diseases (21%) or training in Ebola preparedness but without training on specific PPE donning and doffing procedures (10%). Just 5% of hospitals reported not conducting Ebola specific training to date — at least as of October 21.

“It is highly likely that while training has increased in all categories since the survey was taken — the challenges remain as hospitals work to ensure not only the quality of care for patients, but the safety and well-being of caregivers and the public,” Connors noted.

A summary of the survey results, “EH&E Hospital Ebola Preparedness: Survey Results,” is available to download from http://www.eheinc.com/ebola_survey.htm.  Details are available by request by contacting Bryan Connors by phone 1-800-825-5343 or email contact@eheinc.com.

About EH&E

EH&E (http://www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 25 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients.


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

EH&E and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Win IFMA Excellence Award for Advancing Fire, Life Safety in Construction Practices

IFMA award ceremony 2014.cNeedham, Mass., — July 22, 2014 — EH&E, a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services, has won the 2014 IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability for a joint project conducted with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The award honors a new approach — commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E — that “sets a new benchmark” and establishes a “model of best practices” for the improvement of fire and life safety compliance during and after construction of healthcare facilities.

The IFMA Award for Best Practices in Sustainability was one of four Facility Management Achievement awards presented at a ceremony in June 2014.

Construction, renovation, maintenance and tele/data upgrades are a constant in hospitals across the US. The complexity of these projects and the pace of the schedule can lead to unexpected compromises in firewall barriers – a broadly recognized problem in hospitals.

The new approach to fire stopping and life safety management, designed by EH&E and BWH, shows hospitals how to cost effectively resolve these deficiencies and how to set the foundation for maintaining life safety and firewall barrier systems throughout the life of their buildings.

EH&E and BWH collaborated on a program to address root causes of firewall breaches and permit proactive identification and resolution of fire and life safety deficiencies during construction. The program ensures issues are addressed during construction so the hospital starts with a safe and compliant building at the time it is occupied. The hospital saves costs because they are not inheriting fire safety deficiencies — responsibility for repairs is put back on the contractor. The program also includes implementation of a “continuous compliance” program to insure proper procedures are followed during renovation and maintenance activities throughout the life of the building.

This new fire stopping and life safety management program was implemented on new construction and renovation projects at BWH. The result is greater than 96% compliance with The Joint Commission and an estimated savings of more than $10,000 per each 10,000 square feet of floor area through the repair of firewall deficiencies prior to occupancy.

“This program improves our construction and maintenance performance and fosters collaboration amongst the teams, provides the documentation to have confidence in our continuous compliance, and maintains budget neutrality when we account for the significant costs avoided in having to address corrective actions after occupancy. This program is a home run for patients, employees, first responders and BWH,” said Stephen Dempsey, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at Partners HealthCare, the umbrella organization for BWH.

The award submission detailing this groundbreaking project is available for download at: http://www.eheinc.com/firesafety_hospital_wp.htm.

About EH&E

EH&E (http://www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 25 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients.


Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Honeywell Fall Protection Solutions Supports National Safety Stand-Down, June 2 – 6

SMITHFIELD, R.I., May 27, 2014 — In an effort to raise awareness for worker safety, Honeywell (NYSE:HON), manufacturer of Miller fall protection solutions, will partner with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to support a nationwide event to promote better safety on construction sites to prevent falls.

The weeklong event, National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, June 2-6, 2014, is focused on recognizing hazards and preventing falls by getting the message out to America’s employers that safety pays, and falls cost.

“According to OSHA, falls account for more than a third of all deaths — the highest number of fatalities — in the U.S. construction industry,” said Ravi Ramanathan, general manager, Fall Protection for Honeywell Safety Products-Americas. “Falls can be prevented with strong, enduring safety cultures that incorporate all four cornerstones of success: leadership, education, analytics and equipment.”

OSHA is asking employers and workers to “stand-down,” or pause their workdays during the week, to talk about fall prevention in construction, and discuss topics like ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety.

Honeywell Safety Products will host special “Miller Fall Protection Road Shows” at companies and work sites around the United States. Miller Road Show presentations demonstrate the forces associated with falls through on-site drop tests, explain how various shock absorbers and/or deceleration devices safely arrest falls, and teach people the ABC’s of fall protection. Also included are instructions on how to calculate fall clearance, updates on OSHA regulations and ANSI standards, solutions for common fall protection problems, and demonstrations of new fall protection products and systems.

In addition, the Miller brand will be featured on informational billboards promoting the National Safety Stand-Down in 30 cities around the country.

For more information about activities Honeywell Safety Products will conduct in support of the National Safety Stand-Down, please visit the following websites or contact the Honeywell Customer Care in the US at 800-430-5490, or in Canada at 888-212-7233.

About Miller Fall Protection Products

Miller is a world leading brand in fall protection solutions, including: personal fall protection equipment; engineered fall arrest systems; collective fall prevention/barrier solutions; and professional services including training, audits, consulting, product inspection and repairs. For over 65 years, products labeled with the Miller brand have protected those working at height in a wide range of industries including construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, wind energy, transportation, mining, general industry, utilities and more.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

 This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Honeywell’s QUIETPRO Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication System Maximizes Situational Awareness in Rapid Changing Environments

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Law enforcement operations depend upon well-trained tactical officers with maximum situational awareness and assistive technology. A tactical officer with impaired hearing or compromised communication, either permanent or temporary, is at a disadvantage in an operational setting.

The QUIETPRO intelligent hearing protection and communication system from Honeywell transforms critical communications from a point of vulnerability into a tactical advantage. Adapted from combat-proven technology, QUIETPRO is the only intelligent hearing protection and communication system that provides smart personal hearing protection, digitally-enhanced speech communication, and clear radio communication throughout the full spectrum of tactical operations.

Honeywell Safety Products is dedicated to supporting law enforcement officers who place their lives on the line to maintain the safety and security of our communities. With QUIETPRO, commanders can feel confident that their tactical officers maintain full hearing readiness before, during and after deployment.

QUIETPRO offers:

  • Clear two-way communications and speech intelligibility in extreme noise;
  • “Bionic hearing” technology to deliver fast adaptive hearing protection for superior situational awareness and understanding in rapidly changing noise environments;
  • Amplification of ambient sound up to 5x, increasing officers’ awareness of critical warning signals;
  • Automatic fit-check of earpiece upon insertion to ensure optimal protection; and
  • In-ear speaker and microphone placement allowing easy fit and comfortable long-term wear time.

The QUIETPRO QP400 intelligent hearing protection and communication system is available from military and tactical distributors in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.honeywellsafety.com/quietpro.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Honeywell Safety Institute Announces 2014 Open Enrollment Course Listing; Featuring Miller Fall Prevention and Protection Training

SMITHFIELD, R.I., USA — February 19, 2014 — Honeywell Safety Products announced the 2014 open enrollment schedule, featuring Miller® fall prevention and protection training.  This comprehensive offering of fall prevention and protection classes is part of the Honeywell Safety Institute, an initiative aimed at providing educational tools, resources, and training programs that inspire workers to implement good safety practices in industries around the globe.

The 2014 open enrollment schedule includes courses in more than 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as courses at state-of-the-art Honeywell training facilities in Franklin, PA, and Houston, TX, which feature catwalks, climbing towers, confined space simulators, wind simulators and other equipment to protect from hazardous environments in a range of industries.

“Training is an integral part of our Total Solution in fall protection, since no fall protection equipment – regardless of how effective – can save an employee who is not trained in its use. To meet this crucial requirement, Miller Training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a safer, more productive work environment,” said Lisa Burns, US technical training and operations manager, Honeywell Safety Products.

All open enrollment training courses feature experienced instructors, live demonstrations and hands-on training. Course goals include enabling employees working at heights to recognize fall hazards, evaluate the risk posed by each hazard, and control the hazard through preventive or protective measures. The sessions are further customized by location to address site-specific variables and performance requirements of fall prevention and protection.

Topics include:

  • At-Height Training, including Fall Protection Rescue, Advanced Fall Protection Rescue, and Competent Tower Climber
  • Competent Person Training
  • Fall Protection Inspection Training
  • Confined Space Training, including Confined Space & Confined Space Entry, and Confined Space Rescue
  • OSHA Training, including Construction, General Industry, and Residential Fall Protection training
  • Train the Trainer, including Fall Protection Train the Trainer, Wind Energy Train the Trainer, and Confined Space Train the Trainer
  • Wind Energy Training, including Basic Height Safety and Competent Climber
  • DOT Hazmat Training
  • First Aid, CPR & AED Training

Honeywell Safety Products also offers:

For more information, download the 2014 Open Training Schedule from https://www.millerfallprotection.com/pdfs/2014TrainingSchedule-web.pdf.  Or, visit the Miller Fall Protection Training website www.millerfalltraining.com. The website’s new Online Booking Tool enables users to review and reserve available courses with a few simple clicks.

High resolution images of Honeywell Safety Institute training are available for download from http://honeywell.northplains.com/invitee_view/collection/?urltoken=823ee67b-beb7-4e39-a03e-03184bc6f9e0.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Miller® Fall Protection Products
Miller® is a world leading brand in fall protection solutions, including: personal fall protection equipment; engineered fall arrest systems; collective fall prevention/barrier solutions; and professional services including training, audits, consulting, product inspection and repairs. For over 65 years, products labeled with the Miller brand have protected those working at height in a wide range of industries including construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, wind energy, transportation, mining, general industry, utilities and more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Gordon Hempton to Receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Media Award

Westminster, CO February 4, 2014 — Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist with a passion for the pursuit of quiet places, will be presented with the National Hearing Conservation Association’s Media Award in Las Vegas in March, 2014.

The NHCA Media Award recognizes the efforts of writers and/or producers of news features that serve to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise. The NHCA honors Gordon Hempton for his interview with Krista Tippet entitled “The Last Quiet Places.” It was first broadcast July 4, 2013, on Krista Tippet’s show, On Being, which is broadcast on National Public Radio. In the interview, Gordon takes listeners on a soundscape journey as he argues that silence, far from being a luxury, is an essential requirement of a full life, that it is an endangered species, and that quiet is the think tank of the soul. The interview can be downloaded or podcast by visiting http://www.onbeing.org/program/last-quiet-places/4557

Mr. Hempton has circled the globe three times in pursuit of the Earth’s rarest natural sounds. His sound portraits that record quickly vanishing natural soundscapes have been featured in People magazine and a national PBS television documentary, Vanishing Dawn Chorus, which earned him an Emmy. He provides professional audio services to media producers, including Microsoft, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Discovery Channel. Recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, he is co-author of One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Quest to Preserve Quiet (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010).

The NHCA’s presentation of the Media Award to Gordon Hempton will take place at an awards luncheon during the NHCA’s 39th Annual Conference, to be held March 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the NHCA Conference, “Stop Gambling With Your Hearing,” go to http://www.hearingconservation.org.

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

Visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Richard Danielson, PhD, to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award

Westminster, CO February 4, 2014 — The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) will recognize audiologist and educator Richard W. Danielson, PhD, with its Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award in Las Vegas in March 2014. This prestigious award, established in 1990, recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of hearing conservation. The NHCA is pleased to honor Dr. Richard Danielson for his distinguished career as an enthusiastic educator and his productive contributions to national efforts to prevent noise-related hearing loss.

Dr. Danielson is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, with dual appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and in the Center for Space Medicine. Since 2003, he has been the Manager for Audiology and Hearing Conservation at NASA-Johnson Space Center. There, he leads a NASA program aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss (during spaceflight and ground-based missions) among NASA’s astronauts, pilots, and other employees. He also collaborates with NASA and international partners towards resolution of auditory and acoustic issues on the International Space Station.

Prior to his work with NASA, Colonel (Ret.) Danielson held several senior leadership positions in the U.S. Army during his 28-year career, which included serving during Operation Desert Storm as the Officer-in-Charge of the first Audiology Task Force ever deployed to a combat theater. In addition to his exceptional military career, Dr. Danielson has held numerous national leadership roles in several audiology-related professional organizations.  He has chaired the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and served for 13 years on its national council, where he was instrumental in revising CAOHC’s curricula for certification and recertification of course directors and professional supervisors of audiometric monitoring. Dr. Danielson recently served as Chair of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Board of Trustees, and has been the president of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the Washington Society of Audiology, and the Military Audiology Association, He has held faculty appointments at 11 universities, where he has taught, supervised research, published, and mentored doctoral candidates, graduate students, medical residents, and audiology interns.

NHCA’s presentation of the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award recognizes Dr. Danielson’s lifelong campaign to persuade others to become, what he calls, “evangelists for hearing conservation,” sharing a truly devoted enthusiasm for hearing loss prevention.

Dr. Danielson’s acceptance of the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award will take place at an awards luncheon during the NHCA’s 39th Annual Conference, to be held March 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas. Many of his colleagues and associates will be on hand to honor and recognize this prestigious achievement. For more information about the NHCA Conference, “Stop Gambling With Your Hearing,” go to http://www.hearingconservation.org.

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

Visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Monday, December 16th, 2013

National Hearing Conservation Association Receives Award in Class Action Suit

Westminster, CO  December 16, 2013 – The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) was the recipient of a cy pres award as a part of the settlement of a class action suit against Motorola and other Bluetooth manufacturers. A cy pres award is a dollar amount awarded to a non-profit organization which furthers the interests of those damaged by the possible wrong doing.  The NHCA was selected as a recipient due to wide-spread recognition of its long-standing mission of preventing noise-induced and other avoidable hearing loss in all sectors of society.

Although no admissions of guilt were made or implied, these manufacturers settled claims against them for violating rules and regulations which were in place to protect the hearing of consumers.  Specifically, the lawsuit claimed that consistent spikes in decibel levels, in conjunction with long term use of Bluetooth headsets could cause temporary and permanent hearing damage.  The claims alleged further that no warnings were properly made to alert consumers that their hearing was at risk.  The settlement requires all Bluetooth manufacturers to place visible warnings in the proper instruction books to alert users of the potential risks.

Evan Nass, Esq., lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, selected the NHCA as the recipient for the cy pres award, due to the organization’s “unyielding advocacy for the prevention of hearing loss.”  “Our hearing is a precious commodity.  The NHCA serves as a tireless guardian for this sense, which is too often ignored or neglected by society.”

The award will be utilized by the NHCA Scholarship Foundation to foster research and encourage student involvement in hearing loss prevention, and by the NHCA to further its efforts to prevent hearing loss.  These efforts include an annual conference, publication of new research in hearing loss prevention in The International Journal of Audiology, and outreach to both affiliated professions and the general public.

According to NHCA President Jennifer Tufts, “NHCA is a small organization with big ideas and a big mission.  With the cy pres award, we can put more of our ideas into action.  We are very grateful to Mr. Nass for selecting NHCA as the recipient of this award.”

 

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA provides networking, resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices, and services in hearing loss prevention. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, medical professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

For more information about the National Hearing Conservation Association, visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Monday, May 6th, 2013

Honeywell Safety Products Applies Innovation to New Products for Head-to-Toe Fit, Style, Comfort and Safety

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Honeywell Safety Products today announced a variety of new safety products featuring an array of design and technology innovations to protect workers from “head to toe” in fit, style, and comfort.

“Safety managers are entrusted by their workers with a critical goal: to ensure their safety and protection while on the job. It is our mission to provide the solutions that they — managers and workers — need to succeed,” said John Montigny, Chief Marketing Officer, Honeywell Safety Products.

“The products that we’ve announced today introduce innovative new thinking towards safety — advancements in technology, new looks in design, fresh approaches to fit and comfort, and realistic understanding of usage. They represent our continuing dedication to providing “head to toe” protection for workers and the solutions safety managers require to manage enduring cultures of safety for everyone,” he said. 

The products include:

  • Oliver® Boots industrial safety footwear, which merges its long history of superior craftsmanship (since 1887) with cutting-edge technology for the ultimate combination of ruggedness and comfort in work boots for use in extreme environments. Featuring chemical-resistant exteriors, Poron technology, Natureform wide profile steel toe caps, Nanolite footbeds, premium leather and direct-attach construction, Oliver Boots maximize safety and comfort while reducing foot and leg fatigue. Oliver Boots are ideal for use in mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and construction industries. For more information, visit www.oliversafetyboots.com.
  • New North® brand “Conspire™” and “Relentless™” styles of safety eyewear, which are the first to introduce the company’s exclusive North Signature Fit™ Profile. Based on years of anthropomorphic research in facial dimensions, the North Signature Fit features uniquely shaped and padded nosepieces and flexible temples that comfortably fit at least 85% of wearers right out of the box — without the need for advanced adjustments. Both styles feature a lightweight, full-wrap design, include an eight-base, single front with dual lenses, and are fully dielectric. A variety of lens tint options, along with Fog-Ban® anti-fog lenses, are available. The result is “grab-and-go” convenience and protection for workers — plus value and a simplified purchasing process for safety managers. For more information, visit www.honeywellsafety.com.
  • Two new styles of Harley-Davidson® Personal Safety Wear that continue to motivate workers to proudly wear their high performance safety eyewear.

    The new HD1400 Series Safety Eyewear’s radical “old school” retro design is inspired by the distinctive heritage of the Harley-Davidson brand. Its contrasting color temples feature a streamline, vintage fuel tank emblem for unmistakable Harley® styling.

    The new HD1500 Series Safety Eyewear embodies the gritty appeal of Harley-Davidson in its sleek, semi-frameless, wrap-around dual-lens design — and temples that feature H-D® iconic skull and trailing flames.

Both lines shield workers’ eyes from workplace hazards while the polycarbonate, anti-scratch lenses resist impact, distortion and scratches, and block harmful ultraviolet rays. Wide temples add side protection and durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate frames ensure lightweight comfort. For more information visit www.H-DPersonalSafetyWear.com

For more information on any product, visit Honeywell Safety’s website at http://www.honeywellsafety.com.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (http://www.honeywellsafety.com), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal®, Servus® , and Oliver®, offers a full range of quality PPE including respiratory, hand, footwear and clothing, welding, head, first-aid, hearing, eye/face, fall protection, lockout/tag out, and traffic safety products. Honeywell Safety Products helps build an enduring culture of safety through comprehensive education; innovative technologies; and comfortable, high-performance products and solutions that inspire workers to make safer choices on their own.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and certainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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