Overview: Hearing Protection Safety Equipment
Hearing Protection Glossary & Terms
Relevant Hearing Protection Safety Regulations and Standards
All Safety Product Hearing Protection Links and Associations
Hearing Protection is one of the most important areas of safety equipment because it protects one of the vital senses. Sound energy doubles every 3 decibels and immediate pain occurs at 130 dB and physical hearing impairment at 160dB. OSHA requires employers to provide hearing protection at 90dB and higher at no cost to the employees.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requires that all hearing protection supplies carry a NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) label. Hearing protection products include Disposable Foam Earplugs, soft pre-molded plugs, Earmuff Hearing protection, Banded earplugs, Ear muff, and ear bands.
All Safety Products detailed information that can assist you in selecting the correct safety Hearing Protection Supplies to ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance.
- NRR: Noise Reduction Rating. A number representing the average noise reduction in decibels that a hearing protection device provides.
- ANSI S3.19-1974
- OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95
- OSHA 29 CFR 1919.25