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Preventing Hearing Loss at Your Workplace
Feb 20th 2018

Preventing Hearing Loss at Your Workplace

Industrial environments with high noise levels, like construction sites, can potentially damage workers’ hearing. Sound level meters that are used for acoustic measuring indicate noise levels in a workplace, and let workers know when it’s time to put on their PPE. According to OSHA, if noise level exceeds 85dB, they must put on personal hearing protection equipment to prevent hearing loss. … read more
Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day
May 6th 2016

Give the Gift of Safety This Mother’s Day

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation officially recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. Since then, Mother’s Day has become one of the major holidays in the USA, giving us a chance to honor the individuals in our lives who care for us. Some women will have the luxury of being pampered at home with entertainment and meals prepared for them by family members. Flowers, c … read more
Oct 29th 2012

Sound Advice – Baby Ear Protection & Earmuffs for Kids

A friend recently nudged my shoulder and pointed out a mother and her baby who were in the stands with us at an Oakland A’s baseball game. He rolled his eyes. The baby was wearing earmuffs. "Our parents never did any of that stuff," he told me with a smug look. "And we came out just fine." He and his giant foam finger turned back to watch the game. Suddenly outfielder Y … read more
Oct 8th 2012

How to Protect Your Ears at An Airshow or Concert

Noise levels will be high around the San Francisco Bay this weekend. Fleet Week is here and with it the loud, loud sound of six F/A-18 Hornets flying overhead at Mach 1. It's something you can feel through your whole body, but it's your ears that are in the greatest danger. Maximum decibel levels for spectators has been measured between 100 and 115dB, which is pretty darn high. … read more
Jan 11th 2012

How to Put In Earplugs

Worn properly an earplug like the Howard Leight Max NRR 33 can be used in noise up to 110 dB(A).  110 dB is roughly equivalent to someone blowing a whistle a couple feet from your ear.  Aside from being extremely irritating, it’s very dangerous for your ear.  120dB is typically recognized as the pain threshold and the point where damage to your ear can happen very quickly. … read more
Oct 31st 2011

Howard Leight Sync Stereo Headphones

These great headphones have three main objectives: to sound good, to keep good sound in, and to keep bad sound out. Many headphones on the market these days don't adequately dampen background noise, and as a consequence people often blast the volume and unwittingly damage their hearing. And here at PK Safety, we are against that type of behavior. The good news is that Howard Leight' … read more
Oct 17th 2011

Which Earplug Is Best for a Snoring Spouse?

We get this question regularly. The answer is as unique as the person calling. Typically, the customer has tried a few drug store variety earplugs, so I usually recommend disposable foam ear plugs. These offer the most noise reduction of any ear protector and are more compact than any earmuff, which is critical for comfort. But not all foam earplugs are created equal. There ar … read more