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3 Easy Steps to Insert Your Ear Plugs (You’re doing it wrong!): Bacon's Safety Tip

Sep 13, 2017 2:18:00 PM / by Quad City Safety

Imagine this... you’re at work. You may be surrounded by loud machinery and equipment everyday. Whether is a compressor, a jackhammer or heavy equipment—it’s taking a toll on your hearing and your company’s bottom line. Do you think you're properly protecting your ears from hazardous noise dose? Your hearing protection might not be protecting you as well as you think. 

In fact, hearing loss disability costs companies around $242 million a year in workers’ comp.

You probably think that because you wear ear plugs every day that it’s no big deal. What if we told you that you may not be wearing them the right way? Do you know the right way to insert your ear plugs?

Check out Bacon’s easy tips for inserting foam earplugs

Bacon’s Safety Tips Installation of an earplug.



Now that you know the correct way to use ear plugs on the job, make sure you are wearing hearing protection that provides the right noise reduction rating (NRR). 
Over 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise every year, so it’s important to make sure you have a hearing conservation program in place.

It’s not enough to grab some disposable earplugs and jam them in your ears.

Workers need to know what hazards they need to avoid, the safety equipment they need to use… and how to use it.
Safety: It’s Your Life, It’s Our Business

Topics: Contractor Safety, Hearing protection, Facility Safety

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