The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has awarded its 2011 Product Innovation Award to the Howard Leight® QuietDose™ in-ear dosimeter. The award, which is designed to recognise new and innovative products that contribute to improvements in occupational safety and health, was presented at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala Dinner held during Safety and Health Expo 2011.
QuietDose is the first and only personal dosimeter that measures and records a worker’s actual in-ear exposure to noise over an entire work shift, and is a major advance towards stopping the progression of occupational hearing loss and ensuring employer compliance with hearing safety regulations.
“We are committed to providing a more holistic approach to occupational hearing loss prevention,” said Ian Shepherd, (Hearing National Product Sales Manager) for Honeywell Safety Products in the UK. “We are honoured to be recognised by the British Safety Industry for QuietDose and the pursuit of a more deterministic and preventive approach towards hearing conservation in the workplace.”
QuietDose’s in-ear dosimeter measures the actual noise levels reaching a worker’s eardrums in real-time, over an entire work shift and whilst they are both protected and unprotected. When it is worn as hearing protection, it measures sound pressure levels inside the protector. During periods when it is not worn, such as rest periods, QuietDose continues to measure the ambient noise levels in order to record the worker's actual noise exposure throughout the workday.
QuietDose provides safety managers with an unprecedented level of personalised data to create the most customised and effective hearing conservation programs for each worker. This results in fewer documented cases of occupational hearing loss for employees, and fewer claims and lower compensation costs for employers. Supervisors can also use the personalised data to improve productivity by better managing worker deployment in areas of extreme noise. QuietDose also enables workers to personally monitor and control their own noise exposure in real-time. Flashing alerts indicate when noise exposure reaches or exceeds prescribed limits.
A recent Yale University study at Alcoa facilities cited the benefits of continuous in-ear noise monitoring as a key factor in preventing further hearing loss in noise-exposed workers (source: UK Occupational Environmental Medicine journal).
For more information about the Howard Leight QuietDose in-ear dosimeter, visit www.howardleight.com/quietdose
About Howard Leight®
Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and is the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. 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.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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