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Monday, April 7th, 2014

National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Announces 2014 Executive Council

Westminster, CO – April 7, 2014 - The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has announced the members of its 2014 Executive Council.

“The new NHCA Executive Council represents the diversity of our membership and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the practice of hearing loss prevention,” said NHCA incoming President Beth Cooper. “Our members are actively engaged or currently studying in fields such as audiology, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, and noise control engineering and come from all sectors of industry, academia, government and armed forces, equipment manufacturers, and providers of audiometric monitoring services.”

Organized in 1976, the NHCA has grown to a robust organization with approximately 260 members who are passionate about the prevention of hearing loss due to noise and environmental factors, Cooper noted.

The new Executive Council conducted its first meeting in March at the NHCA’s 39th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference, held in Las Vegas. The members of the Council are listed below, along with their brief biographies.

  • President – Beth Cooper, PE, INCE, Bd. Cert, Fellow INCE. Beth Cooper is an acoustical engineer and hearing conservationist with more than 30 years of experience in acoustics, noise control, hearing loss prevention, and occupational health. Her accomplishments include the design, construction, and management of several acoustical facilities and major industrial noise control projects and the development of unique multimedia educational resources and applications that energize occupational hearing conservation programs. She currently serves as a subject matter expert, providing technical support and training for the occupational health and engineering communities at NASA’s fifteen field centers.
  • President Elect – Kristy Casto, Ph.D., CCC-A. Kristen (Kristy) Casto is an active-duty Army audiologist currently assigned to the Office of the Army Surgeon General where she serves as deputy audiology and hearing conservation consultant to the Army Surgeon General. LTC Casto earned an Au.D. from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech. LTC Casto is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and is   also a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Military Audiology Association.
  • Immediate Past President – Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D., CCC-A. Jennifer Tufts is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She holds a B.A. in music and mathematics from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in audiology from Penn State University. She holds the Clinical Certificate of Competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is currently licensed to practice audiology in Connecticut.
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Nancy Wojcik, MS. Nancy is an epidemiologist in the Occupational & Public Health Division of ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., located in Annandale, NJ. Nancy has over 25 years of experience, earned an M.S. degree from Seton Hall University, and has published on epidemiological methods for cohort mortality studies. She manages the company’s employee health surveillance system and has conducted cohort mortality and cancer incidence studies of North American petrochemical workers.
  • Director of Education – Marjorie McCullagh, Ph.D., RN, PHCNS-BC, COHN-S. Marjorie McCullagh has worked in educator positions for more than 30 years, currently serving as nurse-educator and researcher at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCullagh’s program of research focuses on prevention of NIHL among farm operators, particularly through use of hearing protection devices.
  • Director of Marketing and Public Relations – Marvin “Joel” Jennings, M.S., CCC-A. Joel is on active duty with the US Army, where he most recently served as the Hearing Program Manager for Fort Bliss, Texas. He holds degrees from the University of Texas, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to serving on active duty, Joel worked in many settings in the hearing industry, including working for a major hearing aid company. He currently serves as President on the executive board of the Military Audiology Association, holds a certificate of Clinical Competence form the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology.
  • Director of Membership – Cheryl Nadeau, M.Ed., F-AAA, CPS/A. Cheryl Nadeau is the Senior Occupational Audiologist for Workplace Integra, Inc., Greensboro, NC. She is a Certified Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Program (CPS/A), a Certified Course Director for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), Board Certified in Audiology by The American Board of Audiology and a member of the American Academy of Audiologists (AAA). Cheryl holds a B.S.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.Ed. in Audiology from the University of Georgia, Athens. She is in the process of obtaining her Doctor of Audiology degree at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences.
  • Director of Communications – Cory Portnuff, Au.D., Ph.D. Dr. Cory Portnuff is a clinical audiologist in Denver with an Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) and a Ph.D. in Hearing Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research focuses on noise-induced hearing loss in children, with a particular emphasis in understanding music-induced hearing loss and MP3 players using health belief modeling. Dr. Portnuff is also the President of the H.E.A.R. Project, a Colorado non-profit organization that provides support for families of children with hearing loss.
  • Member Delegate – Marilyn Morgan, RN, COHC. Marilyn began professional services in occupational hearing conservation in 2010 as a hearing conservationist. The employer, Take Care Health Systems, provides the occupational health services for the Golden, CO site. Her professional involvement includes past board memberships in nursing organizations and educational organizations on both the local and state levels. She has provided volunteer and participant services for both NHCA and CAOHC.
  • Member Delegate – Kara Cave. CPT Kara Cave is currently the Chief of the Fort Campbell, KY Hearing Program. Her previous assignments include: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C; Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; 10th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq; and Fort Bliss, Texas. She received her B.A. from Boston College in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Audiology from James Madison University in 2005.
  • PSP Member Delegate – Sandra MacLean-Uberuaga, MA, F-AAA, CSP/A. Sandra MacLean Uberuaga has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Washington in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Master’s in Audiology and Pathology. Sandra is president Alaska Occupational Audiology & Health Services, Inc., as well as Washington Audiology Services. She is a six time recipient of the NHCA golden lobe award. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, the Acoustical Society of America as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She has been an active course director for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and is a Professional Supervisor by CAOHC.
  • Commercial Member Delegate – Scott Lake, MSE, BMSE, GMI. Scott Lake is the Engineering Projects Manager at Westone Laboratories, Inc. located in Colorado Springs, CO. He has spent most of his 20+ year professional career in the area of noise and vibration control in the automotive industry; with specialization in the study of Sound Quality where he was a regularly invited speaker to the biannual Noise & Vibration Conference of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He currently has responsibilities in product definition, design and development for Westone Laboratories’ Hearing Protection Device Products.
  • Associate Member Delegate: David Stern, C-OHC – David Stern has worked in the hearing conservation field since 1995 in a variety of positions from Tech to Lead Tech to Operations manager and is experienced in testing, training, noise surveys, custom HPD’s, otoacoustic emissions and more He now works for Boeing as a Health Services Administrator in the Pre-Employment Medical Dept and continue to support Boeing’s Hearing Conservation Program by being a member of the Hearing Conservation Program Steering Committee.

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. For more information, visit http://www.hearingconservation.org.

 


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 9th, 2013

Honeywell Experts Host Free Hearing Conservation Seminars in British Columbia to Help Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Sept. 9 2013 — Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will host free hearing conservation seminars in two cities in British Columbia, Canada— Prince George on Sept. 30 and Kamloops on Oct. 2 — to show how, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable.

Titled “Howard Leight® HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the half-day, morning seminars will help safety professionals improve their workplace hearing conservation programs with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest research and technologies.

The seminars are approved for continuing education credit by the ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene). 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 participants’ hearing conservation programs;
  • Case studies from successful hearing conservation programs;
  • Employee motivation and training techniques and resources;
  • Reducing costs for hearing loss.

The two half-day seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the two cities:

  • Prince George, BC, on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 2990 Recplace Drive (link to Google maps)
  • Kamloops, BC on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Center, 1250 Rogers Way (link to Google maps)

The sessions will be led by Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, director of Hearing Conservation, Honeywell Safety Products, the global provider of Howard Leight hearing protection solutions and founder of the HearForever initiative. He holds a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University, and an M.A. in Audiology from Northwestern University. For 14 years, he managed a hearing conservation practice in California, providing OSHA-standard services at 175 locations. He has served as president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and has presented more than 250 hearing conservation seminars on behalf of Howard Leight over the past eight years in 18 countries.

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

To register for the “Howard Leight HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminars, visit the seminar website at http://www.hearforever.org/BC2013 or email informationsp@honeywell.com.

Howard Leight HearForever hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine years to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

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.

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For additional Honeywell Safety Products product information, contact:
Honeywell Safety Products Customer Care
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, R.I. 02917
800-430-5490 (USA)
www.honeywellsafety.com


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Free Employer Hearing Conservation Seminars Set for June in the Marcellus Shale Regions of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA – A series of free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminars to improve employer hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the worksite are scheduled for June in the Marcellus Shale Regions of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the seminars will provide the latest information on hearing loss prevention, how to create a culture of safety, and the latest research, technologies, and solutions to help companies improve their hearing conservation programs — and their bottom line.

Noise-induced hearing loss has been described as the world’s most prevalent occupational injury,” said Hearing Conservation Manager Theresa Y. Schulz, PhD., Lt. Col. USAF (Retired), of Honeywell Safety Products, who will lead the seminar. “But, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it’s also 100% preventable.”

The half-day seminar —approved for continuing education credit by ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) — is designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals across a variety of industries throughout the Marcellus Shale region. Topics will include:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • How to Use Leading Indicators in a Hearing Conservation Program to Stop Hearing Loss
  • Case Studies from Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon at the following locations:

  • Cleveland, OH, on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive.
  • Cincinnati, OH, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Marriott Cincinnati Hotel Mason, 9664 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH.
  • Charleston, WV, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Charleston West, 400 2nd Ave SW.
  • Pittsburgh, PA, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA.

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 the “HearForever® Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminar, visit http://www.hearforever.org/Marcellus2013.

HearForever® hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine 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. 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.


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Free HearForever® Seminar Promoting Best Practices in Hearing Conservation for the Workplace is set for 26 April in Grand Prairie, AB

A free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminar to help safety professionals improve their hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace will be presented in Grand Prairie, Alberta, on 26 April, 2013.

The seminar, titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide the latest information on hearing loss prevention, how to create a culture of safety, and the latest research, technologies, and solutions to help companies improve their hearing conservation programs — and their bottom line.

Noise-induced hearing loss has been described as the world’s most prevalent occupational injury,” said Hearing Conservation Manager Brad K. Witt MA, CCC-A, of Honeywell Safety Products, who will lead the seminar. “But, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it’s also 100% preventable.”

The half-day seminar — approved for 0.5 Maintenance Points by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists — is designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals. Topics will include:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • How to Use Leading Indicators in a Hearing Conservation Program to Stop Hearing Loss
  • Case Studies from Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminar will take place on Friday, 26 April, 2013, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Holiday Inn Express, 10226 117 Ave., in Grande Prairie, AB.

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 the “HearForever® Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminar, visit http://www.hearforever.org/Alberta2013.

HearForever® hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine 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.

 


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Free HearForever Seminars Promoting Best Practices in Workplace Hearing Conservation are set for April in North Dakota & Montana

A series of free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminars to help safety professionals improve their hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace will be presented during April in North Dakota and Montana.

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

Noise-induced hearing loss has been described as the world’s most prevalent occupational injury,” said Hearing Conservation Manager Theresa Y. Schulz, PhD., Lt. Col. USAF (Retired), of Honeywell Safety Products, who will lead the seminar. “But, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it’s also 100% preventable.”

The half-day seminar —approved for continuing education credit by ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) — is designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals. Topics will include:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • How to Use Leading Indicators in a Hearing Conservation Program to Stop Hearing Loss
  • Case Studies from Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon at the following locations:

  • Billings, MT, on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Rd.
  • Dickinson, ND, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, 532 15th Street West
  • Bismarck, ND, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 East Interchange Ave.
  • Minot, ND, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Grand International Hotel, 1505 North Broadway.

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 the “HearForever® Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminar, visit http://www.hearforever.org/BakkenShale2013.

HearForever® hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine 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.

 


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.


Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

New Howard Leight Sync Digital Radio & Electo Earmuffs Combine Hearing Protection, High-Fidelity Sound, Radio & MP3 Listening

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Honeywell Safety Products introduced the next generation of digital radio and sound amplification earmuffs to its Howard Leight® Sync™ family today. The new Sync Digital AM/FM Radio, Sync Hi-Vis AM/FM Radio, and Sync Electo® combine hearing protection, high-fidelity sound, and the ability for individuals to listen to the radio or personal listening devices safely at work and at home.

Studies show that workers who are allowed to wear hearing protectors that integrate personal listening devices and AM/FM radios are more productive and motivated on the job. With the new Sync Digital AM/FM Radios and Electo earmuffs, workers can not only be more productive, they will enjoy their listening experience even more. Workers and safety managers alike will appreciate the combination of the superior hearing protection and the new features — as well as Sync’s ease-of-use.

The new Sync models are:

  • Sync Digital AM/FM Radio — delivers high-fidelity audio quality with a digital interface that automatically searches for AM and FM stations, and can store up to 10 stations in memory. Features include:
    • 10 pre-set stations and volume memory for personalization for each worker.
    • Lightweight slim earcup design for all-day comfort.
    • Streamlined volume knob.
    • LCD display.
  • Sync Hi-Vis Digital AM/FM Radio — incorporates eye-catching bright green ear cups for highly noticeable contrast in dark settings to the functionality of the new Sync AM-FM Digital radio earmuff. For increased visibility and job safety, this model also features the industry’s only reflective headband that illuminates when exposed to light.
  • Sync Electo® — combines the entertainment benefits of Sync Digital AM/FM Radio with advanced sound amplification technology for improved situational awareness. Directionally-placed stereo microphones amplify and enhance ambient sound up to 82 dB, providing protection from hazardous noise while allowing workers to hear important communications, including alarms, warning signals, and co-workers voices. Features include:
    • Separate volume knobs to adjust radio and sound amplification.
    • Available in headband and helmet models. The helmet models include a set of adapters to use with popular helmets.

The three new models incorporate other features of Howard Leight’s original Sync Stereo earmuff, introduced in March 2011, including:

  • Passive protection from hazardous noise. Each model in the Sync family features a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 25 dB (Electo H helmet NRR of 24), providing appropriate attenuation in most medium-to-low noise environments.
  • High-fidelity audio quality, connects to other devices. Sync’s sound quality is on par with other professional audio headphones. Its technologically advanced acoustical bass chamber enhances bass sounds that are typically sacrificed in industrial stereo earmuffs. Sync can connect to an MP3 player, mobile phone, or other personal listening devices with a 3.5mm cable.
  • Cool, modern style with DJ-inspired earcups and headband. Both comfort and fit are ensured by its padded diamond-patterned headband and its reinforced fork slides that keep it in place when worn.

The new Sync Digital AM/FM Radio, Hi-Vis Digital AM/FM Radio, and Electo come with 2AA batteries and a 3.5mm cable to connect to other personal listening devices.

The new Sync models are immediately available through industrial safety distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.howardleight.com/ear-protection/radio-stereo/radio-ear-muffs.

About Howard Leight®

Howard Leight/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, 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; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) 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.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Free “HearForever” Seminars Presented by Honeywell to Promote Effective Workplace Hearing Conservation Programs

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – April 5, 2012 – Honeywell Safety Products will present a series of free seminars in May 2012 throughout the U.S. Gulf region that will help safety professionals improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among their workers.

The seminars, titled HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on hearing loss prevention, the culture of safety, and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance companies’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line.

Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager for 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 will address the following topics:

  • 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, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Monday, May 21, 2012, at the  Baton Rouge Marriott
  • Beaumont, TX: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beaumont
  • Houston, TX: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Marriott Courtyard Houston I-10 West/Energy Corridor
  • Houston, TX: Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Houston Hobby Airport Marriott

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® earplug fit testingQuietDose™ in-ear dosimetry, andQUIETPRO® intelligent hearing protection and communication system demonstrations will be available before and after the seminar upon request.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.

To register, visit www.hearforever.org/hf2012texas.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past eight years. They are part of the industry-leading Howard Leight HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

Follow us on Twitter: @HearForeverOrg at www.twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hearforever.

About Howard Leight®

Under the www.howardleight.com brand, Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the www.hearforever.org. 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 atwww.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. The company is 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.


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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