SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA – A series of free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminars to help safety professionals improve their hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace will be presented during April in North Dakota and Montana.
The seminars, titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide the latest information on hearing loss prevention, how to create a culture of safety, and the latest research, technologies, and solutions to help companies improve their hearing conservation programs — and their bottom line.
“Noise-induced hearing loss has been described as the world’s most prevalent occupational injury,” said Hearing Conservation Manager Theresa Y. Schulz, PhD., Lt. Col. USAF (Retired), of Honeywell Safety Products, who will lead the seminar. “But, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it’s also 100% preventable.”
The half-day seminar —approved for continuing education credit by ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) — is designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals. Topics will include:
• Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
• Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
• How to Use Leading Indicators in a Hearing Conservation Program to Stop Hearing Loss
• Case Studies from Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
• Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
• Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss
The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon at the following locations:
- Billings, MT, on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Rd.
- Dickinson, ND, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, 532 15th Street West
- Bismarck, ND, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 East Interchange Ave.
- Minot, ND, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Grand International Hotel, 1505 North Broadway.
Attendees will receive free training materials, literature, and hearing protection samples. They will also participate in hands-on demonstrations of new hearing conservation technologies, including the VeriPRO® fit-testing system for measuring earplug fit, and the QUIETPRO®, an advanced in-ear communication system for high noise environments.
To register for the “HearForever® Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminar, visit http://www.hearforever.org/BakkenShale2013.
HearForever® hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine years as part of Honeywell Safety Product’s HearForever® initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss. Follow the initiative on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HearForever.
About Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell Safety Products is the global provider of Howard Leight® passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight products have helped wearers prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/HowardLeight.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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