SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — May 28, 2014 — Free hearing conservation seminars to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace are scheduled for June around the U.S. and Canada — hosted by hearing conservation experts from Honeywell (NYSE: HON).
“Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. But with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable,” said Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, Director of Hearing Conservation, Honeywell Safety Products, the global provider of Howard Leight hearing protection solutions.
Titled “Howard Leight® HearForever™: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the half-day 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.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals. Topics will include:
- Basics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL);
- Key elements of an effective hearing conservation program;
- Practical tools for improving the fit of hearing protectors
- Case studies from successful hearing conservation programs;
- Employee motivation and training techniques and resources;
- Reducing costs for hearing loss.
The half-day seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon:
- Washington / Oregon
- Monday, June 16 – Everett, WA: Holiday Inn Downtown Everett, Everett, WA
- Tuesday, June 17 – Tacoma, WA: Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown, Tacoma, WA
- Wednesday, June 18 – Portland, OR: Holiday Inn Portland Airport I-205, Portland, OR
- Thursday, June 19 – Eugene, OR: Hilton Garden Inn Eugene, Springfield, Springfield, OR
- Ontario, Canada
- Tuesday, June 17 – Toronto, ON, CAN: Levitt Safety, Oakville, ON
- Wednesday, June 18 – Sudbury, ON, CAN: Holiday Inn, Sudbury, ON
- Tuesday, June 24 – Huntsville AL: Four Points Sheraton Huntsville Airport, Huntsville, AL
- Wednesday, June 25 – Birmingham AL: Embassy Suites – Birmingham Hoover, Birmingham, AL
- Thursday, June 26 – Mobile AL: Hilton Garden Inn Mobile – Daphne, Daphne, AL
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.
Howard Leight HearForever hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past decade to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss. For more information, visit www.howardleight.com.
About Howard Leight®
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 Howard Leight on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HowardLeight and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HowardLeightbyHoneywell.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
About Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.
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