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On numerous occasions, we’ve covered the potential damage that can be caused by exposure to noise (and that it probably takes less noise than you think to start wrecking your hearing). Today, we’re going to look at a specific area: work. What are the risks of noise at work, and why are industrial ear plugs so essential?
First things first, how can you tell if there’s a noise problem at work?
If you’d answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, the chances are you’re probably being exposed to some hazardous noise during your working day.
Whose responsibility is it to deal with the noise hazards?
The law currently states that your employer has to evaluate what levels of noise you’re exposed to, and then assess the risk to their employee’s hearing.
If the levels of exposure are excessive, it’s the responsibility of your employer to provide you with hearing protection, and that’s only if the noise can’t be ‘engineered’ out by putting in screens or barriers. However, whilst that process is taking place, it is well worth you picking up your own protection if there’s none immediately available at your place of work. Even a days’ experience can be dangerous
At AllEarPlugs, we stock a range of ear plugs that are perfect for regular industrial use. You can click here to go straight to our industrial page, which contains a range of individual ear plugs as well as some that are sold in bulk. If you’re unsure which to go for, we’d recommend the following models: