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How to Prevent Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing damage isn’t always the result of explosions or other single, loud noises. A lot of damage occurs at much lower levels and more gradually, especially if you’re exposed to constant low background noise. Noise intensity, duration of exposure, and the type of sound all contribute to how it can damage your hearing. Even slight hearing loss can have an impact on your life, and the damage is irreversible above certain decibel levels. Symptoms include ringing in your ears, noises sounding …
Jul 21st 2021 PK Safety Team
Staying Safe While Working From Home

Staying Safe While Working From Home

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way that we live, play, and work in major ways. Businesses have OSHA, WHO, the CDC, and other local organizations to turn to for guidance on how to respond. If your company has chosen to have you work from home, PK Safety can get you the tools you need to deal with at-home hazards and problems at great sale prices.3M Peltor H10A Ear Muff Even if you’re not around heavy machinery that requires ear protection, you’re going to be dealing with distractin …
Apr 29th 2020 PK Safety Team
How to Prevent Hearing Loss

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards in many workplaces. This is especially true in industrial settings, where there is often constant background noise that increases the danger of permanent hearing loss for workers. Most people think that you can permanently damage your hearing only when exposed to an extremely high level of noise, such as an explosion. Hearing damage can also occur gradually, at much lower levels of noise if you are continuously exposed to it. The fact …
Oct 3rd 2017 Mila Adamovica
Moldex Battleplugs are the Ideal Earplugs for Shooters

Moldex Battleplugs are the Ideal Earplugs for Shooters

The Moldex Battleplugs are a new type of reusable earplug. These patented, baffled hearing protection devices have two modes which provide completely different noise reduction ratings. A small hinge on the outside part of the earplug allows a cap to be either open or closed depending on the expected noise level. If the caps are closed, the Battleplugs have a noise reduction rating (NRR) of 24. In the open position, they have an NRR of 9. When the caps are open, the wearer is still pr …
Mar 10th 2014 Justin McCarter
Protect Your Hearing this Summer with Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Protect Your Hearing this Summer with Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Work sites are often noisy places. If you're looking for high-quality disposable hearing protection, you can be sure your team will be satisfied with the Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs from Moldex. But there are other events this summer that may also require hearing protection, and they're probably more fun than work. If you have never been to car races, for instance, I can tell you, it's one place where earplugs are absolutely necessary. And the same earplugs that protect you at work will work pe …
Jul 4th 2013 Justin McCarter
What are the Best Ways to Protect Your Ears While Working?

What are the Best Ways to Protect Your Ears While Working?

Your ears are pretty incredible if you consider what they can do. They can hear a wide range of noises from a cricket in the field to the roar of a jet engine. But they do have their limits, and even short exposure to very loud sounds will permanently damage the nerves of the inner ear. In the working world jackhammers are a great example of a really useful tool that can quickly damage an ear's ability to hear. A jackhammer working concrete is about as bad as it gets in terms of hearing …
Dec 3rd 2012 Justin McCarter
How to Protect Your Ears at An Airshow or Concert

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. While this level is still in the realm of the acceptable for short doses during fly-over, it is still incre …
Oct 9th 2012 Justin McCarter
Earplugs & Earmuffs: Two is Better than One

Earplugs & Earmuffs: Two is Better than One

Sometimes less isn't more, especially when it comes to your hearing. If you work in an extremely loud environment, a single pair of earplugs or earmuffs just doesn't provide as much protection as both together. Here are a few things you should know about the double protection provided by wearing earplugs and earmuffs at the same time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that since 2004, approximately 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. Many of these wor …
Jun 7th 2012 Stephanie
Why Heavy Equipment Operators Love Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Why Heavy Equipment Operators Love Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Customers occasionally send in reviews of the products they have purchased from PKSafety.com.  We appreciate hearing how our products hold up in the field, and what are the favorites, especially in a product like ear plugs where there are so many choices. Jody in Los Angeles writes: "These ear plugs work really well and are my favorite for comfort. I've been a heavy equipment operator for over 33 years, I've tried them all. These are definitely my favorite. " When as …
Mar 19th 2012 Justin McCarter
How to Put In Earplugs

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. On their website, the Howard Leight company writes that the best earplug is the one that is worn …
Jan 11th 2012 Justin McCarter