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Why Should Companies Invest in Intrinsically Safe Headsets?

Date: May 9, 2014 |

offshore-oil-rigAccording to Black & Veatch’s s "2013 Strategic Directions in the North American Natural Gas Industry," respondents reported safety as the number one industry issue. In explosive environments, safety concerns for companies include both fire hazards as well as hearing hazards.

What is Intrinsically Safe?

The term “Intrinsically Safe” is used to describe any product destined for an explosive area. If a product has received an Intrinsically Safe rating it means that the electronics or wiring contained within the equipment cannot spark or cannot accumulate enough energy to ignite the gas or vapor at the location. Additionally, the surface temperature of the equipment cannot get high enough to ignite the gas or vapor at the location. Intrinsically safe headsets enable high noise two-way radio, Bluetooth, and headset-to-headset communication in explosive environments that require CSA, ATEX IECEx, and UL certification.

What about High Noise?

Annually, corporations are spending billions in an attempt to engineer noise out of their workplace with mixed results in mitigating the total cost of noise in the workplace. Why do this when there is a smarter, more cost-effective approach? By providing individual workers with a solution that delivers a low noise experience in these high noise environments, organizations can protect employee hearing and facilitate communications while providing a safe environment to do so.

Sensear’s intrinsically safe headsets allow workers to enjoy a total communication experience (face-to-face, two-way radio, Bluetooth®, and short-range) and remain aware of their surroundings all while protecting their hearing from hostile noise environments. Adopting the use of intrinsically safe headsets in the workplace will result in fewer accidents and fatalities due to significantly enhanced operational awareness for workers.

In addition to productivity payback, a net benefit is also expected in the annual corporate costs of occupational illness as it relates to noise-induced hearing loss.

  • Significant savings on the average Hearing Conversation Program:
    • Reduced expenditure on ineffective hearing protectors
    • Reduction in costs relating to Hearing Loss Prevention Training
    • Reduction in Insurance Premiums
  • Reduction in Workers Compensation claims relating to Hearing Loss
  • Reduction in potential Hearing Loss Legal Action

The ability to identify a workplace hazard and prevent a workplace injury or death is not only a worker’s right but a corporation’s responsibility. Take action today in addressing one of the world’s leading occupational illnesses and contact a high noise communication specialist today to discuss your work environment and how you can benefit from intrinsically safe communication headsets.