Safety Training & Education

Noise-induced hearing loss usually happens gradually and the symptoms are not always apparent, you may be able to improve the success of your hearing loss prevention efforts by strengthening worker training and motivation programs.

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    Employers are required to provide a “continuing, effective hearing conservation program” for employees who are exposed to hazardous noise, according to U.S. OSHA, but what does that really mean? Whether you are setting up a hearing conservation program for the first time or looking to improve an existing program, 3M can help.

In-Person Training Opportunities

  • There's no better way to educate yourself and your staff about the current regulations, equipment choices, employee training programs and legal issues related to noise hazards and hearing conservation. Conducted by instructors who are among the industry's most respected hearing experts, these day-long seminars discuss, in detail, how to assess noise problems and properly protect your employees.

  • In order to help your business with your hearing conservation goals, 3M created HearForce to provide valuable on-site hearing protection training seminars throughout North America. Register your company for 3M HearForce training today!

Online Hearing Conservation Training

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Featured Videos

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    Auditory Transduction

    The sense of hearing is accomplished by a process known as auditory transduction. The ear converts sound waves in the air into electrical impulses in the brain. This video explores this process and provides an explanation of the inner workings of the ear and how bones play a part.

  • video about fitting push-in style earplugs
    Fitting push-in style earplugs

    In this video we walk through the steps for properly inserting a pre-molded earplug. You'll find it is more than just sticking it in your ear.

  • video about fitting foam earplugs
    Fitting foam earplugs

    In this video we walk through the steps and some of the finer details for properly inserting a foam earplug. Rolling down the earplug is one of the first steps and is a key step in being able to insert the plug to create a proper and effective fit.

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