The Need for Communication Headsets in the Oil and Gas Industry

Date: March 2, 2023 | Category: Intrinsically Safe Headset

Would you believe it if you were told that about 61% of mining, oil, and gas workers have been exposed to hazardous noise on the job (NIOSH, 2019)? The oil and gas industry is especially a high-risk working environment, where workers are exposed to various hazards daily, including constant exposure to extreme noise. More often than not, oil and gas workers aren't adequately protected. As such, the need for effective intrinsically safe communication and hearing protection devices in the oil and gas industry that support worker compliance cannot be overemphasized.

Real Awareness and Communication

Apart from 14% of noise-exposed workers in the oil and gas sector having hearing loss (NIOSH, 2019), inadequate hearing protection in the oil and gas industry can also lead to accidents and injuries. Workers who cannot hear warning signals or instructions are at a higher risk of being involved in accidents, such as falls, collisions, or equipment-related incidents. Sensear's hearing protection devices can help prevent such accidents by enabling workers to have 360° situational awareness and effective face-to-face communication while still protecting their hearing. 

Intrinsically Safe

What does intrinsically safe mean? In simple terms, intrinsically safe means your headset is safe from igniting when working in an explosive environment. So... what makes Sensear's headsets intrinsically safe? Well, our intrinsically safe headsets do not cause sparks by limiting the amount of electrical energy that can be released. This is necessary for a headset used in oil and gas environments, as combustible and hazardous materials are prominent. So, put your mind at ease because when you wear Sensear, you know you are safe. 

Did you know, intrinsically safe headsets have to meet rigorous standards such as ATEX (European standards), UL (North American standards), CSA (Canadian standards), and IECEx (global standards)? Did you also know that Sensear is certified by all of them? Sensear's headsets provide top-of-the-line protection in any environment, improve turnaround time, and provide seamless communication. You don't need to worry about your safety any more than you have to when you make the right choice because, at Sensear, we put your safety first.

Why Sensear?

Sensear is a global leader in solving high-noise communication problems for many of the world's leading oil, gas, and petrochemical companies. We have developed effective solutions that play a role in not just the safety but the well-being of employees. Sensear's headsets allow for 360° situational awareness and clear and effective communication while limiting the workplace noise levels to 82 dB(A). Sensear also provides a range of intrinsically safe headsets that are a necessity in industries such as oil and gas. 

The choices you make now regarding your safety and hearing will affect your future. Without the proper protection, you could be a part of the 14% of oil and gas workers who have hearing loss. 

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Nate Holmer

Marketing Manager As the marketing manager for Sensear, Nate brings over ten years of experience in B2B digital marketing and sales, specializing in content marketing. Nate's background in the manufacturing and industrial sectors equips him with a deep understanding of the "buyer persona" and the unique safety challenges end-users face in industrial environments. His commitment to end-user awareness and education on work-related hearing loss illustrates his passion for hearing conservation. His personal motivation for solutions to reduce occupational hearing loss makes him the perfect fit to drive user awareness of Sensear's advancements and comprehensive employee safety benefits.