The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) now provides access to their noise database which houses years’ worth of data that has been collected during health hazard evaluation (HHE) surveys. 

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Business leaders in all industries and sectors value the safety of their employees, from senior management to the bottom line. However, when the risk of occupational hazards increases in certain professions, preventative measures to protect employees become increasingly crucial in business. The risks increase significantly when employees are exposed to consistent loud noise as part of their daily role.

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According to Oil & Gas IQ, energy industry CIOs rank mobile technology as the 2nd highest priority in the last year.  In fact, 55% of respondents felt it would greatly enhance their operations, however only 16% have employed a mobility strategy so far. Mobility is becoming an enterprise requirement, as a means to increase productivity and maintain communications. In the industrial arena, however your everyday off-the-shelf smartphone can’t withstand the beating these devices can be subject to.

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Many business owners are beginning to understand the importance of overly loud noise exposure on the job for employees and administrators alike. Business owners, administrators, and those who are heavily involved in businesses involving the use of heavy machinery and other loud equipment might be interested in protecting worker hearing. Learning as much as possible about hearing protection is a key characteristic of a well-rounded business owner, manager, or administration member.

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Everyone has heard the buzz about disposable products and the environmental concerns associated with the overuse of disposable products and tools on-the-job. However, many business owners may yet remain unconvinced. Some business owners may be wondering whether or not disposable hearing protection truly “costs” businesses in a way that creates a real world impact on productivity and other important aspects of successful companies. To make a long story short, businesses want to know what the real cost of disposable hearing protection is - not just percentages and figures, but “big picture” impacts. Take a look at the information below to learn how disposable hearing protection affects productivity, creates danger for employee safety, and decreases chances of overall business success.

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To say that plant tour headsets are useful in the modern day high-noise workplace would be a vast understatement. Headsets designed with plant tours in mind are, in fact, vital to any successful company or facility that conducts plant tours on a regular basis in a high-noise environment. Quality headsets provide both tour guides and tour participants with a wide variety of advantages and benefits - all of which contribute to the valuable nature of quality hearing protection and communicating systems. Plant tours are valuable tools in a business’ arsenal to promote the company, employees and technologies to a vast array of constituents including school groups, civic leaders, partners and even potential new hires. Take a look at the information below to learn why plant tour headsets are absolutely essential for the plant tour experience in high-noise environments. Most people are surprised by the impact that such a “simple” tool has on the overall success of a given business.

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An awareness of environmental concerns has become a vital aspect of every business and industry in the world as more and more people have begun to realize the importance of a healthy dose of environmental responsibility. The “green” movement has become a defining aspect of both small and large business alike, with employers in every industry jumping on board. Industry leaders who are intentionally remaining conscientious of how their companies are impacting the environment (i.e. how great of a carbon footprint companies can trace back to themselves) know that a great many small changes are far more effective than attempting to totally remodel business schematics as a whole. For instance, investing in environmentally friendly masks and gloves may make a large dent in the environmental campaign without necessarily leaving a large dent in a given business’ budget.

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Industry leaders in every field value the importance of safety for employees and managers. However, this emphasis on safety is even more important in fields that include high levels of occupational noise exposure, such as the mining field. Business owners and industry leaders who care about providing employees with appropriate protection while simultaneously boosting communication, productivity, and on-the-job health may want to consider the information below concerning the importance of double hearing protection.

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People in every business field understand that there is an underlying importance for communication; however, some industries and business fields neglect to place the correct degree of emphasis on the issue of effective communication. Some may fail to see that effective communication within their industries is not only important, but also essential to success and productivity. Nowhere is this piece of information more relevant than within the ring of offshore industries working primarily in areas of oil and gas production and processing - effective communication is a critical component therein and is often overlooked by industry leaders. Those who own or manage offshore industry businesses may want to consider the information below concerning the importance of effective communication and how said communication can be achieved.

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Hearing protection has long been discussed among business leaders in the industrial workforce environment. If you were to pull any industrial employee off of the street today for questioning, they would probably be able to immediately recognize the term “occupational noise exposure.” Occupational noise exposure is a fancy expression that refers to a simple concept: being around a dangerously loud piece of equipment in the workplace. Hear-Through technology was developed in an effort to combat a specific set of downfalls with traditional hearing protection equipment by providing users with a unique solution. Read the information below to learn more about why traditional forms of hearing protection are not ideal and why hear-through technology provides an essential solution.

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