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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Honeywell Safety Products Introduces New Max® Small Pink Earplugs for People With Smaller Ear Canals

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Oct. 22, 2013 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced new MAX® Small Pink earplugs — a bright pink version of its popular orange MAX Small single-use earplug for people with smaller ear canals.

MAX Small earplugs were introduced in 2011 in response to reports from people with smaller ear canals about having trouble obtaining a good fit — and adequate protection — from other high-attenuating roll-down foam earplugs. Since the launch, user feedback about MAX Small has included requests for a version in pink.

In response, a new pink version, MAX Small Pink, has been introduced and is available now for a limited time only. MAX Small Pink earplugs features include:

  • The same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard Howard Leight® MAX earplug — but are 20% smaller in volume;
  • A reduced size that offers workers with smaller ear canals a better and more comfortable fit;
  • A higher attenuation (NRR 30) than other larger single-use earplugs.

MAX Small Pink is available now, in both corded and uncorded models, from industrial safety distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about MAX, MAX Small, and MAX Small Pink earplugs, visit http://www.howardleight.com. High resolution images of MAX Small Pink earplugs are available for download from: http://goo.gl/rqsLnE and http://goo.gl/bdL9xo.

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.


Monday, September 24th, 2012

Free “HearForever” Seminars in Canada Will Promote Workplace Hearing Loss Prevention Programs

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA – Honeywell Safety Products will present free seminars across Canada in October to help safety professionals improve their hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

The seminars, titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide the latest information on hearing loss prevention, cultures of safety, and technologies and solutions to help companies support their hearing conservation programs — and their bottom line.

Hearing Conservation experts Brad K. Witt MA, CCC-A, and Theresa Y. Schulz PhD., Lt. Col. USAF [retired], both of Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminars — designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals.

The seminars are approved for 0.5 Maintenance Points by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists. Topics will include:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How It Impacts Your Program
  • Case Studies from Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to Noon. The dates and locations are:

  • Winnipeg — Tuesday, 2 October, Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport
  • Saskatoon — Wednesday, 3 October, Sandman Hotel, Saskatoon
  • Calgary — Tuesday, 9 October, Hotel Blackfoot
  • Red Deer — Wednesday, 10 October, Red Deer Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Edmonton — Thursday, 11 October, Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
  • Toronto — Wednesday, 17 October, Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
  • Montreal — Thursday, 18 October, Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
  • Vancouver — Tuesday, 30 October, Hilton Vancouver Airport
  • Fort McMurray — Wednesday, 31 October, Chateau Nova Hotel – Fort McMurray

Attendees will receive free training materials, literature, and hearing protection samples. They will also participate in hands-on demonstrations of new hearing conservation technologies, including the VeriPRO® fit-testing system for measuring earplug fit, and the QUIETPRO®, an advanced in-ear communication system for high noise environments.

To register for a “HearForever® Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminar, visit http://hearforever.org/hf2012canada.

“HearForever™” hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past eight years as part of Honeywell Safety Product’s HearForever™ initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss. Follow the initiative on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HearForever.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products is the global provider of Howard Leight® passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight products have helped wearers prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/HowardLeight.

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 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.


Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Howard Leight Urges Occupational Hearing Conservation Managers Seeking Smaller Earplugs to ”Try MAX”

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, March 21, 2012 — Howard Leight®/Honeywell Safety Products is offering free trial samples of its flagship MAX® and MAX® Small single-use earplugs to qualified Hearing Conservation program managers and other occupational safety professionals in the US and Canada.

“Workers who need to block out loud noise deserve the best protection and comfort available in an earplug. MAX — and our new MAX Small — earplugs offer maximum protection with minimum exposure,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager, Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products.

MAX is the world’s most popular polyurethane foam earplug — offering superior attenuation in a single-use earplug and delivering superior long-wearing comfort and solid performance that workers can depend on,” Bessette said.

MAX earplug features include:

  • Bell shape delivers maximum in-ear comfort
  • Contoured design easier to insert, resists tendency to back-out of ear canal
  • Polyurethane foam enhances comfort, especially for long-term wear
  • Smooth, soil-resistant closed cell-foam skin prevents dirt build-up
  • Highest published attenuation with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 33

“Since its launch last fall, MAX Small has caught the ‘ear’ of safety professionals and workers who seek a smaller-sized foam earplug,” Bessette said.

In addition to all of the features of MAX earplugs, MAX Small’s reduced size offers workers with smaller ear canals best-in-class fit, protection (NRR 33), and in-ear comfort. MAX Small has the same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard MAX earplug, though is 20% smaller in geometry.

To receive more information and qualify for a complimentary sample pack of MAX and MAX Small single-use earplugs, visit http://www.howardleight.com/trymax.

MAX and MAX Small earplugs are available for purchase in both corded and uncorded models from industrial safety and PPE distributors in the US and Canada.

About Howard Leight®

Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

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 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.


Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Howard Leight Urges Occupational Hearing Conservation Managers Seeking Smaller Earplugs to ”Try MAX”

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, March 20, 2012 — Howard Leight®/Honeywell Safety Products is offering free trial samples of its flagship MAX® and MAX® Small single-use earplugsto qualified Hearing Conservation program managers and other occupational safety professionals in the US and Canada.

“Workers who need to block out loud noise deserve the best protection and comfort available in an earplug. MAX — and our new MAX Small — earplugs offer maximum protection with minimum exposure,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager, Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products.

MAX is the world’s most popular polyurethane foam earplug — offering superior attenuation in a single-use earplug and delivering superior long-wearing comfort and solid performance that workers can depend on,” Bessette said.

MAX earplug features include:

  • Bell shape delivers maximum in-ear comfort
  • Contoured design easier to insert, resists tendency to back-out of ear canal
  • Polyurethane foam enhances comfort, especially for long-term wear
  • Smooth, soil-resistant closed cell-foam skin prevents dirt build-up
  • Highest published attenuation with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 33

“Since its launch last fall, MAX Small has caught the ‘ear’ of safety professionals and workers who seek a smaller-sized foam earplug,” Bessette said.

In addition to all of the features of MAX earplugs, MAX Small’s reduced size offers workers with smaller ear canals best-in-class fit, protection (NRR 33), and in-ear comfort. MAX Small has the same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard MAX earplug, though is 20% smaller in geometry.

To receive more information and qualify for a complimentary sample pack of MAX and MAX Small single-use earplugs, visit http://www.howardleight.com/trymax.

MAX and MAX Small earplugs are available for purchase in both corded and uncorded models from industrial safety and PPE distributors in the US and Canada.

About Howard Leight®

Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

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 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.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

New Howard Leight MAX Small Earplugs Maximize Hearing Protection and Comfort for People with Smaller Ear Canals

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA – November 1, 2011 — Honeywell Safety Products today introduced MAX® Small earplugs — an extension to the flagship Howard Leight® MAX single-use earplug family. MAX Small’s reduced size offers people with smaller ear canals a more comfortable fit and high attenuation (NRR 30).

MAX Small has the same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard MAX earplug, though is 20% smaller in geometry.

Through customer feedback and evaluations with Howard Leight’s VeriPRO® ear plug fit testing system, employees with smaller ear canals have reported trouble obtaining a good fit – and adequate protection – from other high attenuating roll-down foam earplugs on the market.

“The right ear plug should feel comfortable in the ear canal without compromising protection. MAX Small meets that need by ensuring a high level of attenuation and a more comfortable fit as in a single-use foam earplug,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager, Howard Leight / Honeywell Safety Products.

In end-user trials involving automobile manufacturing workers and safety inspectors, individuals with smaller ear canals have reported achieving a better in-ear fit — and attained higher attention — with MAX Small earplugs than with the use of larger single-use earplugs.

MAX Small is available in both corded and uncorded models, and is available immediately from industrial safety distributors in the US and Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max-small.

About Howard Leight®

Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and is the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs.  Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://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 http://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.

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Note to Editors:

  • Press contact: Don Goncalves, Tiziani Whitmyre public relations, 781-793-9380, dgoncalves@tizinc.com

 

 


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Howard Leight Offers Free Samples of New Pilot Push-in Ear Plugs for Occupational Hearing Protection

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, March 23, 2010 – Howard Leight® is offering employers and workers free samples of its new Pilot™ push-in ear plugs for occupational hearing protection. Pilot features an innovative hybrid design offering superior performance, long-wear comfort, and total control over fit.

Pilot

Visitors to http://www.howardleight.com/trypilot can learn about Pilot’s features and benefits, view the ear plug in 3D, and request a free sample pack of five pairs of Pilot ear plugs.

“Ear plugs should feel good all the time, not just some of the time. The best way to appreciate Pilot is to ‘try Pilot’ yourself,” said Renee Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager, Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection.

Pilot’s ergonomic design provides instant hearing protection upon proper insertion and defends against additional occupational noise hazards by offering:

  • Simple Fit – Pilot inserts easily into the ear with a simple fingertip twist of the non-obtrusive Navigation Stem for a quick, snug and comfortable fit. Pilot’s no-roll insertion delivers instant protection upon proper insertion.
  • Great Comfort – Pilot’s soft, pearl-skinned Howard Leight polyurethane foam is resilient, easy-to-clean, and delivers reliable, long-wearing performance. Pilot adapts to the shape of the ear canal for a more comfortable fit – for short or long-term hearing protection.
  • Reliable Protection – With an NRR 26 rating, Pilot provides ideal, consistent hearing protection and ensures appropriate attenuation in medium to low noise environments (95 dB or less).
  • Multi-Day Use – Pilot ear plugs can be used for up to several work days/shifts without impacting its overall performance. Pilot delivers an improved cost-benefit for safety managers managing tight PPE budgets.

View a 3D demo and request a free sample pack of five pairs of the new Pilot push-in ear plugs at http://www.howardleight.com/trypilot.

About Howard Leight
Howard Leight is the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Howard Leight’s New Pilot Push-in Ear Plug Delivers Occupational Hearing Protection with Innovative, Hybrid Design

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, January 26, 2010 – Howard Leight® today officially introduced the new Pilotpush-in ear plug for occupational hearing protection – featuring an innovative hybrid design that combines the performance and cost savings of Quiet® multiple-use ear plug with the superior comfort of Max® single-use ear plug to deliver long-wearing comfort and total control over fit.

Pilot“Ear plugs should feel good all the time, not just some of the time. That’s why we created Pilot,” said Renee Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager, Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. “We have harnessed our knowledge of people-oriented comfort and excellence in polyurethane foam technology to provide workers with the next level of comfort, fit and hearing protection in an ear plug.”

Pilot’s ergonomic design provides instant hearing protection upon proper insertion, and defends against additional occupational noise hazards by offering:

  • Simple Fit – Pilot inserts easily into your ear with a simple fingertip twist of the non-obtrusive Navigation Stem for a quick, snug and comfortable fit. Pilot’s no-roll insertion delivers instant protection upon proper insertion and there is no wait for the fit to be complete.

  • Great Comfort - Pilot’s soft, pearl-skinned Howard Leight polyurethane foam is resilient and easy-to-clean, delivering reliable, long-wearing performance. The Pilot push-in ear plug adapts to the shape of the ear canal for a more comfortable fit – for eight minutes or eight hours of hearing protection.

  • Reliable Protection - With an NRR 26 rating, Pilot provides ideal, consistent hearing protection and ensures appropriate attenuation in medium to low noise environments (95 dB or less).

  • Multi-Day Use - Pilot push-in ear plugs can be used for up to several work days/shifts without impacting its overall performance and delivers an improved cost-benefit for safety managers who need to manage tight PPE budgets.

“By creating, and improving, innovative hearing protection technology, we continue to honor our commitment to hearing conservation in the workplace and the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss,” said Bessette.

For more information visit http://www.howardleight.com/family/index/43/?locale=us.

About Howard Leight

Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the Howard Leight website at www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Sperian Protection

With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

White Paper Shows How QuietDose In-Ear Dosimetry Validated Hearing Conservation Program, Reversed OSHA Citation at Dixie Industries

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, January 5, 2010 – In many occupational Hearing Conservation Programs, solutions often become a problem – a seemingly endless cycle of behaviors and tactics that yield minimal results and little real-world data.

A new free white paper case study titled “QuietDose™ In-Ear Dosimetry is a ‘Foundational Element’ of Dixie Industries’ Safety Program” details how the Chattanooga, Tennessee, specialty forging and assembly operations company, was able to use new QuietDose in-ear dosimetry to break that cycle and abate an OSHA citation.

For over a decade, Dixie Industries spent over $1 million on more than 30 different engineering and administrative control projects to achieve an overall noise reduction. Yet, a noise control problem persisted and Tennessee OSHA cited the company in 2005 for excessive noise. Instead of returning to the cycle of controls, Dixie Industries sought to apply cutting edge QuietDose in-ear dosimetry from Howard Leight® to obtain more and more precise information about its worker noise exposures – and abate the citation.

QuietDose is the first noise level monitoring system that uses in-ear dosimetry to measure every sound that reaches the user’s eardrum, with and without hearing protection. Dramatically more precise than existing area or personal sampling devices currently in use, QuietDose provides previously unattainable and highly precise data points on accumulated noise dose that allow both workers and management to make the smartest, best-informed hearing protection decisions.

“From the beginning, we made the decision to use QuietDose as an instrument to collect actual exposure data and not use it as a replacement for our existing Hearing Conservation Program,” said Ed Tougaw, production manager at Dixie Industries, a division of the Columbus McKinnon Corporation, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“The success of our in-ear dosimetry program sent a message that everyone could and should make a contribution to the overall safety environment at Dixie,” said Tougaw.

This case study details Dixie Industries use of QuietDose to:

  • Compare the benefit of monitoring employee noise dose versus making capital investments in engineering noise controls to reduce specific noise levels
  • Allow safety managers to monitor worker noise exposure levels to determine noise dose during their workday
  • Provide personalized, accurate data to validate the success of Hearing Conservation Program and abate an OSHA citation

Download the free case study “QuietDose™ In-Ear Dosimetry is a ‘Foundational Element’ of Dixie Industries’ Safety Program” at www.hearforever.org/dixie.

About Howard Leight

About Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC

Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever initiative™. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the HearForever website at http://www.hearforever.org. Follow us on Twitter (#HearForeverOrg) at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HearForever.


Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

New White Paper Details Best Practices of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA December 15, 2009 Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace today. As competitors come together to expand their reach globally or complete a product portfolio they also must face integration challenges, including the integration of safety programs.

A new free, white paper from Howard Leight titled, “Best Practices in a Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways,” details how the merger between US Airways and America West led the newly formed company to enhance its occupational Hearing Conservation Program. It is available to download at http://www.hearforever.org/usairways.

The white paper examines how, in the time since America West merged with US Airways to become the number four carrier in the United States, the new US Airways endeavored to consolidate and enhance its corporate safety program — and specifically its Hearing Conservation Program.

The white paper identifies and discusses the best practices of an occupational Hearing Conservation Program including:

  • Involving employees in the hearing protection device process.
  • Making audiometric testing accessible to all employees.
  • Using motivational materials to support employee understanding of the Hearing Conservation Program.

“The program was developed by combining the strongest and most effective elements of each of the two original airlines’ programs. The result is a lesson in best practices management,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager, Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC.

“All workers have a role in making a Hearing Conservation Program successful. By educating employees about noise-induced hearing loss, hearing safety and hearing protection devices, and by making the knowledge regarding the program and its components accessible, the company is able to not only strengthen its Hearing Conservation Program but improve overall personal safety awareness in the workplace as well,” she said.

To download the new white paper, Best Practices in a Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways, visit: http://www.hearforever.org/usairways.

About Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC

Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever initiative™. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the HearForever website at http://www.hearforever.org. Follow us on Twitter (#HearForeverOrg) at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HearForever.

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations



Friday, December 11th, 2009

Hearing Conservation Quiz: Do you know enough about hearing protectors?

hearforever_final-logo-332Hearing Conservation Quiz: Fact or Fiction about Hearing Protectors

An ear plug goes in your ear. An ear muff goes over your ear.

Think that’s enough you need to know about hearing protectors?

Think again!

Let’s check your hearing protection know-how with this quick test of fact and fiction about hearing protectors: http://www.hearforever.org/quiz/fact-or-fiction-hearing-protectors

Learn more with HearForever at: http://www.hearforever.org and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HearForever and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


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