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Free HearForever Seminars Presented by Honeywell to Promote Effective Workplace Hearing Conservation Programs

April 9, 2012

Health & Safety

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 5, 2012) – Honeywell Safety Products will present a series of free seminars in May 2012 throughout the U.S. Gulf region that will help safety professionals improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among their workers.

The seminars, titled HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on hearing loss prevention, the culture of safety, and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance companies’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line.

Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager for Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminars.

Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminars will address the following topics:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How It Impacts Your Program
  • Case Studies From Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Baton Rouge,LA: Monday, May 21, 2012, at the Baton RougeMarriott
  • Beaumont,TX: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Hilton Garden InnBeaumont
  • Houston,TX: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Marriott Courtyard Houston I-10 West/Energy Corridor
  • Houston,TX: Thursday, May 24, 2012, at theHoustonHobbyAirportMarriott

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® earplug fit testingQuietDose™ in-ear dosimetry, andQUIETPRO® intelligent hearing protection and communication system demonstrations will be available before and after the seminar upon request.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science fromOhioStateUniversity.

To register, visit www.hearforever.org/hf2012texas.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past eight years. They are part of the industry-leading Howard Leight HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

Follow us on Twitter: @HearForeverOrg at www.twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hearforever.

About Howard Leight®

Under the www.howardleight.com brand, Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the www.hearforever.org. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of 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; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HowardLeight atwww.twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://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. The company is 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 http://www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments, and other
factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

Press contact: Don Goncalves, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380

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