Industrial Paramedical Services provides these links to the following companies who sell
hearing protective devices like ear plugs and/or ear muffs. Qualified distributors may
e-mail or call us to get reciprocal links on this page.
All Safety Products Inc.
Our business mission - At All Safety
Products, Inc., we believe in going the extra mile to ensure that everything that can be
done for you our customer will be done! We don't make an idle boast of being able to save
you 15% to 30% on your safety budget if you will allow some time with your safety products
purchaser and our customer sales analyst. We constantly strive to provide you our customer
with high quality, durable and economical products that meet necessary OSHA requirements
and ANSI standards as well as other safety regulations and standards when necessary. Our
job is to take care of you, to provide everything you need to keep the workplace safe.
It's easy to order online from us at www.allsafetyproducts.biz.
, safety is our goal. For 20 years, we have provided quality disposable safety products at
reasonable prices including disposable ear plugs and ear muffs from the major brand
manufacturers. We strive to be a distinctive distributor through excellent customer
service and product value. We carry many name brand safety supplies and apparel as well as
generically packaged supplies for distributors and resellers. Should there be a specific
product you are looking for and dont see it here, please contact us. We have access
to a wide variety of products through our vast vendor contacts.
GSSStore.com-12005 Forestgate, Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone (972) 792-7524
We're a national distributor of
brand name safety and industrial supplies. We started our business in 1983 in Frankfort,
New York. Northern Safety still calls Frankfort home, but today our company has grown to
employ more than 175 friendly, knowledgeable, and highly motivated associates. At Northern
Safety Inc, quality, value, and service are more than just words. They're what we believe
in and how we do business.
As part of our commitment to you, were
proud to be the distributor of NSŪ Brand Products, including NSŪ Hearing Protection ear plugs and ear muffs
meeting OSHA requirement. Our NSŪ Brands are just another way we continue to serve you
better by offering top quality products at unbeatable prices.
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||How To Wear Soft Foam Earplugs! To get the
best protection from your soft foam earplugs, remember to roll, pull, and hold
when putting them in. Use clean hands to keep from getting dirt and germs into your ears!
Check the fit when you're all done. Most of the foam body of the earplug should
be within the ear canal. Try cupping your hands tightly over your ears. If sounds are much
more muffled with your hands in place, the earplug may not be sealing properly. Take the
earplug out and try again.
Factoids on wearing hearing protective devices in
the industrial workspace.
Q: Can you hear warning sounds, such as backup beeps, when
wearing hearing protectors?
A: The fact is that there are fatal injuries
because people do not hear warning sounds. However, this is usually because the background
noise was too high or because the person had severe hearing loss, not because someone was
wearing hearing protectors. Using hearing protectors will bring both the noise and the
warning sound down equally. So if the warning sound is audible without the hearing
protector, it will usually be audible when wearing the hearing protector. For the unusual
situations where this is not the case, the solution may be as simple as using a different
hearing protector. Also, many warning systems can be adjusted or changed so warning
signals are easier to detect.
Q: Won't hearing protectors interfere with our ability to hear important sounds
our machinery and equipment make?
A: Hearing protectors will lower the noise level of your equipment; it
won't eliminate it. However, some hearing protectors will reduce certain frequencies more
than others; so wearing them can make noises sound different. In cases where it's
important that the sound just be quieter without any other changes, there are hearing
protectors that can provide flat attenuation.
There are also noise-activated hearing protectors that allow normal sounds to pass
through the ear and only "turn-on" when the noise reaches hazardous levels.
There are even protectors that professional concert musicians use that can lower the sound
level while retaining sound fidelity.
Q: Will we be able to hear each other talk when wearing hearing protectors?
A: Some people find they can wear hearing protectors and still
understand speech. Others will have trouble hearing speech while wearing hearing
protectors. Being able to hear what other people say depends on many things: distance from
the speaker, ability to see the speaker's face, general familiarity with the topic, level
of background noise, and whether or not one has an existing hearing impairment. In some
cases, wearing hearing protectors can make it easier to understand speech.
In other instances, people may be using hearing protectors to keep out too much sound.
You may need a protector that reduces the sound enough to be safe without reducing the
sound too much to hear speech at a comfortably loud level. For those people who work in
noise and must communicate, it may also be necessary to use communication headsets. Allow
your employees to try different protectors. Some will work better than others at helping
them to hear speech, and different protectors may work better for different people.
Q: How long does it take to get used to
A: Think about getting a new pair of shoes. Some shoes take no time to
get used to. Others - even though they are the right size - can take a while to get used
to. Hearing protectors are no different from other safety equipment in terms of getting
used to them. But if hearing protectors are the wrong size, or are worn out, they will not
be comfortable. Also, workers may need more than one kind of protector at their job. For
example, no one would wear golf shoes to go bowling. If hearing protectors are not
suitable for the work being done, they probably won't feel comfortable.
Q: How long can someone be in a loud noise before it's hazardous?
A: The degree of hearing hazard is related to both the level of the
noise as well as to the duration of the exposure. But this question is like asking how
long can people look at the sun without damaging their eyes. The safest thing to do is to
ensure workers always protect their ears by wearing hearing protectors anytime they are
around loud noise.
Q: How can I tell if a noise situation is too loud?
A: There are two rules: First, if you have to raise your voice to talk
to someone who is an arm's length away, then the noise is likely to be hazardous. Second,
if your ears are ringing or sounds seem dull or flat after leaving a noisy place, then you
probably were expose to hazardous noise. More advice on reducing the workplace noise
Q: How often should your hearing be tested?
A: Anyone regularly exposed to hazardous noise should have an annual
hearing test. Also, anyone who notices a change in his/her hearing (or who develops
tinnitus) should have his or her ears checked. People who have healthy ears and who are
not exposed to hazardous noise should get a hearing test every three years.
OSHAs Permissible Noise
- 90 dB
- 92 dB
- 95 dB
- 97 dB
- 100 dB
- 102 dB
- 105 dB
- 110 dB
- 115 dB
- 8.0 hours
- 6.0 hours
- 4.0 hours
- 3.0 hours
- 2.0 hours
- 1.5 hours
- 1.0 hours
- 30 minutes
- 15 minutes
When the dB(C) noise level is known, you dont have to adjust the
Noise level at ear: dB(C) - NRR =< 90 dB (*)
When the noise level is known in dB(A) the NRR must be reduced by 7 dB:
Noise level at ear: dB(A) - [NRR 7] =< 90 dB (*)
(*) If a threshold shift (hearing damage) exists the noise level at the ear must be 85
dB or less.
- How to use the NRR
Selecting a high NRR hearing protector for an environment where only good
high frequency attenuation is needed, will lead to unnecessary insulation and
- Overprotection can be a problem!
- Field Attenuation It has been
proven in many studies that hearing protectors are not as effective in the field, as the
laboratory numbers indicate. In the laboratory the hearing protectors are used correctly,
while in many field situations they are not. Employees are either not trained or motivated
to make the effort to use the protectors in a correct way. NIOSH recommends a de-rating of
50-70% for earplugs and 25% for earmuffs.
- Is Your Program Working? How
do you know if your IPS hearing conservation program is working? The answer is in your
annual audiograms. If they do not show any new noise induced hearing damage, your program