Care and Maintenance of Earplugs and Earmuffs Highlighted on New Howard Leight Poster

"This poster… provides answers in a clear, concise fashion [and] serves as a reminder to wear hearing protection on the job—and wear it properly."

Care and Maintenance of Earplugs and Earmuffs Highlighted on New Howard Leight Poster

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Smithfield, RI -- A new poster available free from Howard Leight details the care and maintenance of Earplugs and Earmuffs. Designed for placement on worksite bulletin boards or in other high-traffic areas, the colorful poster provides clear instructions for each type of hearing protection device.

Posters are available free for download through the Howard Leight website at www.howardleight.com or by contacting Sperian Customer Care at 800.430.5490.

"Questions from workers about the care and maintenance of hearing protectors are very common at seminars and training sessions, as well as during daily use," said Renee S. Bessette, Marketing Manager for Howard Leight. "This poster not only provides answers in a clear, concise fashion, but the poster itself serves as a reminder to wear hearing protection on the job—and wear them properly."

Four colored panels discuss care of single-use earplugs, multiple-use earplugs, banded earplugs, and earmuffs. Information includes instructions for inspection prior to use, cleaning, and duration of wear before replacement is recommended. For example, single-use earplugs should be discarded after every shift, while multiple-use earplugs can be washed with soap and warm water and reused for 2-4 weeks. Earmuffs can last indefinitely, but earcups and ear cushions must be washed regularly with mild soap and water (but not dipped), and replaced every 6-8 months under normal wear.

About Howard Leight
Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and champion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of hearing safety education. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com .

About Sperian
With nearly 6000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext's Eurolist and on the SBF120.