Free HearForever Seminars Presented by Honeywell to Promote Effective Workplace Hearing Conservation Programs
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 testing, QuietDose™ 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.
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.
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.
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