The ways in which workers communicate in different industries have drastically changed in the past year. Specifically, the food processing industry has made major changes in its communication abilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As more industries were shutting down due to stay-at-home orders, the food processing companies were still in full swing, being an essential and critical industry.

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When it comes to hearing protection for loud workplaces, business owners want to save money and purchase the cheapest option available to them. This cheaper option often comes in the form of disposable earplugs, regardless of the environmental concerns that are often associated with them. They purchase these disposable earplugs because they seem to be the most cost-effective hearing protection solution, but what if they are wrong? What if we were to say that in the long run, disposable earplugs cost hundreds of dollars more than investing in more permanent forms of hearing protection. Not only would the alternative save business owners in monetary costs, but also in productivity, employee safety, and overall business success. Let me explain how.

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Hearing conservation programs are typically designed to protect workers with normal hearing, but they must also consider those workers that have already been impacted by hearing loss or impairment. Many workers in high-noise environments have already experienced varying degrees of hearing loss and may have special needs. What can be done to keep them protected, but still allow them to continue with their daily activities? These workers face numerous challenges, even in quiet environments, including difficulty communicating with colleagues and problems differentiating important sounds or alarms from other background noises. Some workers may even face differing levels of tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

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For quite a year now, we have been living with the tension of this pandemic. It would be amazing if we knew when things would get back to normal, but no one has answer to that. Between COVID-19 business interruptions, financial downturn and rising prices, businesses are feeling the tension.

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Helping your employees return to work, safely and confidently, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not easy.

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COVID-19 has produced a prolonged attack on public life, especially indoor life. Many of the largest super-spreader events took place inside: at a church, in an auditorium, at a conference. The risk of infection in indoors is almost 19 times higher than in open-air environments, according to study from researchers in Japan.

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The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing worldwide concern and economic difficulty for consumers, businesses and communities across the globe. It has differentially impacted companies based on their industry, geographic focus, end markets served and product use cases. Paper & Packaging Industry is no different. Manufacturers are facing unique challenges caused by the crisis and rising demands for products like toilet paper and other hygienic products.

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Companies in the oil and gas industries operate in environments that carry inescapable hazards. Oil and gas extraction involves large, powerful machinery often operating in inaccessible areas such assubterranean mines or deep-water sites. The sound levels in these environments commonly require the use of hearing protection, and the air may fill with combustible fumes or dust. This combination of hazards requires specialized technology for workers to perform safely. One such technology is the hand-held tablet. 

Tablets provide low-cost computing power that’s light enough to be carried in the field by any worker. The versatility of tablet systems allows a wider array of work to be done on the fly, and provides a secondary channel of communications on the ground. They can be used with cloud services to protect against data loss, and while it’s true they can be damaged, so can the technology that they are replacing— which often consists of pen and paper.

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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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Today’s society is comprised of a generation obsessed with productivity. Taking one look at any given city street can quickly reveal to anyone that 21st century individuals are always “doing something.” For instance, an individual can walk from his or her favorite restaurant back to work while simultaneously sending emails right in the palm of his or her hand. This is a generation of multi-tasking and “getting things done,” so it is easy to understand why the emphasis in the work force is placed on effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency. One of the primary goals of any level headed employer can be summed up in a simple question: how can this work load be completed with greater efficiency and increased automation? As most people in the business world know, the answer is equally simple. Communication is the key to workplace productivity and efficiency - especially within industrial environments. Those who are interested in learning more about the importance of communication within the scope of industrial environments may benefit from reading the information below.

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