According to OSHA, twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise in the workplace each year.
Last year, U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. QualSafe provides hearing protection products that are guaranteed to protect your team from the damaging levels of noise exposure if used correctly.
Exposure to loud noise kills the nerve endings in the inner ear. Prolonged exposure will result in more dead nerve endings. This can result in permanent hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery or medicine. To ensure you have the hearing protection you need for the job, consult with the QualSafe professionals to find the product that will best fit your needs in keeping your workforce protected. Noise-induced hearing loss limits your ability to hear high frequency sounds and understand speech, which seriously impairs your ability to communicate. Hearing aids may help, but they do not restore your hearing.
When preparing for a job, consider what actions you’ll be performing prior to the project so you can be sure to prepare yourself and your team with the proper equipment. Some of the tasks and equipment that are most detrimental in terms of hearing loss are, but are not limited to:
- Abrasive blasting (105-112 dBA)
- Needle gunning (113 dBA)
- Grinding (108-110 dBA)
- Carbon Arcing/Arc gouging (102-118 dBA)
- Pneumatic pumps (100 dBA)
- High-pressure steam cleaning
- Ventilation equipment use
At QualSafe, we understand which hearing protection options provide the best protection for different decibel (dB) levels. We carry an extensive line of hearing protection products and are ready to consult with you about the best product choices for your employees based on the work environment(s) they are exposed to.
Hearing loss is pervasive. It is also preventable.
We know that most projects have strict timelines and thus we offer the option to drop ship products directly to your job site, warehouse, or company. For the convenience of our customers, we keep a large variety of safety equipment in stock and can also order any other product desired. We pride ourselves on our ability to quickly determine the best solutions to meet the needs of our customers, and on our ability to rapidly provide products and services that exceed their expectations.
Call the QualSafe team today to learn more about the products and services we have available for you and your team!