Balancing Hearing Protection with Hearing and Communication Needs

In this episode, Eric Fallen joins co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells to discuss a common challenge: how to hear important sounds in the work environment while being protected from hazardous sound. Eric is a technical specialist with the 3M Personal Safety Division supporting protective communication hearing protectors. He holds a Doctor of Audiology degree and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army. Tune in to learn more about understanding how fluctuating and intermittent noise can affect hearing protector use and about technologies that allow sound to be audible while protecting the worker from hazardous sound.

The Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division. This is a podcast that is curious about the science and systems behind workplace health and safety with a focus on personal protective equipment (or PPE) used to help keep workers healthy and safe.

Global Science of Safety Podcast: Science of Fit – Hearing Protection 

Welcome back to the Science of Safety Podcast. This time the podcast co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells along with their guest, 3M’s Skye Liu, a Senior Specialist in China, to discuss the importance of fit for hearing protection. Fit and noise reduction are related and are key aspects of hearing protector selection and use. Tune in to learn more about fit for earplugs and earmuffs, fit testing methods, factors that can affect fit, best practices, and much more. The first global season of the Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division. This is a

Global Science of Safety Podcast: Hearing Protection Part 2

Let’s listen and learn even more about some fundamental concepts for hearing protection selection.

After the Earthquake: Personal Protective Equipment for Cleanup

Selection of appropriate safety equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), is critical to all rescue workers, law enforcement, and other professionals involved in the aftermath of an earthquake.

Flood Protection and Above the Shoulders PPE

With floods come hazards such as mold or airborne dusts containing harmful substances. Consider what personal protective equipment (PPE) you may need to help safely clean-up after the storm.

Global Science of Safety Podcast: Hearing Protection Part 1

Listen to learn more about some fundamental concepts for hearing protection selection.

Understanding More About the Hazards of Smelting and Casting

Review some of the hazards encountered during smelting and casting applications, as well as other activities associated with the primary metal manufacturing industries, and the PPE available.

Are Your Workers Protected?

Do you know what level of protection your employees are receiving from their hearing protectors? Now you can with a field attenuation estimation system (FAES). The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System can help provide value for your hearing loss prevention program (HLPP).

Do You Know the History of the 3M N95 and E•A•R Plug?

Learn more about the history and innovations behind 3M N95 respiratory protection and earplug hearing protection.

Exploring the Hazards of Welding and Some Helpful PPE Choices You Can Make

Learn more about what PPE and other measures that can be taken to protect those who engage in important welding and grinding applications.