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National Protect Your Hearing Month
Oct 5th 2021

National Protect Your Hearing Month

For a lot of places in the U.S., October means cooler weather, tricks, and treats. For the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and organizations like PK Safety, though, it also means National Protect Your Hearing Month. The goal of this month is to educate people about preventing noise-induced hearing loss. While you might wear hearing protection at a loud job site, are you also b … read more
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How to Properly Insert Ear Plugs
Jun 2nd 2021

How to Properly Insert Ear Plugs

Loud noises on the worksite are irritating and dangerous. Short-term exposure to very loud worksite sounds can cause permanent nerve damage to the inner ear and hearing loss. Ear plugs are just one piece of hearing protection PPE that can be used to protect your ears—when worn properly, they can be used in noise up to 110 dB (roughly the noise level of a chainsaw, leaf blower, or snowmobile). T … read more
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Workplace Hearing Protection: What to Wear in Your Work Environment
Oct 24th 2018

Workplace Hearing Protection: What to Wear in Your Work Environment

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. As many as 40 million adults under the age of 70 may have some form of hearing loss in one or both of their ears as a result of noise, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing loss can affect anyone instantly or over time, and while it can’t be fixed, it’s preventable. It’s a great time to drop by … read more
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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
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How to Prevent Hearing Loss
Oct 3rd 2017

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 … read more
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The Best Earmuffs for Hearing Protection
Aug 23rd 2016

The Best Earmuffs for Hearing Protection

Every year millions of people in the US are exposed to hazardous occupational noise. The law requires employers provide their employees with a safe workplace. When the workers’ noise exposure exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels on the A scale (dBA), the employer must develop and implement a hearing conservation program, which includes noise level monitoring, annual heari … read more
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Sound Meters 101: Noise Meters and Sound Level Meter Accessories
Mar 2nd 2016

Sound Meters 101: Noise Meters and Sound Level Meter Accessories

Measuring noise levels and employees' noise exposure is an important part of a workplace noise control and hearing conservation program. A wide range of professional instruments can be used to measure noise levels. We carry a complete line of sound measuring devices: noise indicators, sound examiners, sound level meters, outdoor measuring systems. A noise indicator shows if the noise level is a … read more
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How to Reduce Noise Pollution at Work
Feb 19th 2016

How to Reduce Noise Pollution at Work

Average adults spend over 10.3 years (90,000 hours) at work in their lifetime. People's ears have different levels of sensitivity to loud sounds, especially at certain frequencies. Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards in workplaces: it causes hearing loss, creates stress, and contributes to work-related accidents. In industrial settings, where there is a constant background n … read more
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A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection
Aug 24th 2015

A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous levels of noise according to OSHA. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labour Statistics has reported nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. Surgery and hearing aids can only help with hearing loss, not correct it. OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) is 90 … read more
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Jun 4th 2014

The Best Hearing Protection Depends On What You're Blocking

Hearing protection is a necessity for many of our customers, and for a variety of reasons. Some of the folks shopping at PK Safety are looking to drown out the sound of a snoring spouse, others need protection from industrial manufacturing equipment or other heavy machinery; still others are hunters looking for protection from gunshot noise. The common thread among all of them is they want p … read more
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Moldex Battleplugs are the Ideal Earplugs for Shooters
Mar 10th 2014

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 … read more
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Jul 3rd 2013

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 … read more