Simplify and take the guesswork out of your hearing protection program.
Mining is loud, dangerous work. How much so? The U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) found that four out of five mine workers have a hearing impairment when they reach retirement age.* Employers are aware of the need to help protect the hearing of their workers. But finding safe, reliable, and effective hearing protection can be a challenge.
Well, that used to be the case. Now the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System helps make it easier to measure the individual employee's unique level of protection and helps take the guesswork out of managing compliance in your hearing conservation program.
Every employee, every job and every ear is different. The highest-noise reduction rating (NRR) earplug or earmuff won’t provide the expected protection if it doesn’t fit right or isn’t used correctly. Now you can know the noise reduction obtained for each hearing protector that is tested. Not only does that mean validation of the fit of earplugs and earmuffs, but it can also help employers decide which hearing protector products need to be stocked.
Now that's something you want to hear.