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Popular Howard Leight Hearing Conservation Seminars Coming to Great Lakes Section of the US

June 3, 2008

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — Howard Leight will conduct a series of free hearing conservation seminars across the Great Lakes section of the US, June 23-27.

Entitled, “What You Need To Hear: Best Practices In Hearing Conservation,” the seminar, led by industry expert Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, combines audio and visual demonstrations to convey hearing conservation principles in an engaging and practical way.

The seminars are open to hearing conservation program managers, safety managers, industrial hygienists and like professionals.

Witt, who is Director, Hearing Conservation, Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC, has earned high praise for his lively and informative presentation style, and has previously taken his hearing conservation seminar on the road to a number of locations in the US, as well as Canada, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. This June’s schedule will include stops in:

Monday 6/23 Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday 6/24 Cleveland, OH
Wednesday 6/25 Detroit, MI
Thursday 6/26 Columbus, OH
Friday 6/27 Evansville, IN

The registration form for the free seminar can be downloaded at: http://www.howardleight.com/bestpractices/educate?locale=us

The seminar lasts three hours and includes everything safety practitioners need to know about implementing an effective and compliant hearing conservation program.

Topics include: the basics of hearing conservation; effects of noise-induced hearing loss; US OSHA regulations; implementing an effective HC program; tips on selecting and fitting hearing protectors; field verification of hearing protectors; and most important of all, training and motivating workers to wear them.

The motivational portion of the seminar focuses on techniques to encourage employees to wear their hearing protection: showing workers they are vulnerable; demonstrating the future risks of not wearing hearing protection; and removing the barriers to wearing protectors, including unavailability, discomfort, or a sense of alienation from being overprotected.

All attendees will receive posters, flyers, product samples and other motivational tools for use in their own hearing conservation programs.

Brad Witt has been an Industrial Audiologist for more than 25 years. He has degrees from Brigham Young and Northwestern Universities, and has practiced throughout the United States and the Middle East.

For 14 years he managed Pacific Audiologics, providing hearing conservation services at 175 locations in the western United States. He is also a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (USA) and has been with Sperian Hearing Protection since 2004.

Most recently, Witt has been recognized as Outstanding Lecturer in 2006 and 2007 at the National Hearing Conservation Association.

About Howard Leight by Sperian:
Since its beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight by Sperian has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of hearing protectors in the industrial market and the recognized innovator in protection and people-oriented fit. Howard Leight offers the widest variety of hearing protection devices and technology. Visit Howard Leight online at http://www.howardleight.com

With nearly 6000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120.

For additional information, contact:
Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC
7828 Waterville Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 800/430-5490
Fax: 401/232-3110
email: rbessette@SperianProtection.com

Media Contact:
Thomas R. Rankin, APR
(401) 884-4090


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