Free Seminars Will Help Employers in Northeastern U.S. Improve Hearing Conservation Programs

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – March 7, 2011 – A series of free seminars have been scheduled for June throughout the Northeastern U.S. to help employers improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers.

The seminars, titled “HearForever™: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance employers’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line, said noted Hearing Conservation expert Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz (Lt. Col., retired, U.S. Air Force).

Dr. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager at Howard Leight® / Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminars.

Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, safety managers, audiologists, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminars will address the following topics:

Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program

Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How They Affect Employers

Selection and Fitting of Hearing Protectors

Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources

New Hearing Conservation Innovations and Technologies

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Milford, Conn.: Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Morristown, N.J.: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Honeywell Larry Bossidy Learning Center
  • Philadelphia, Pa.: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
  • Baltimore, Md.: Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® and QuietDose demonstrations will be available following the seminar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.

To register, visit: http://www.hearforever.org/northeastseminar.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to more than 2,500 safety professionals on five continents over the past five years. They are part of Howard Leight’s industry-leading HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

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About Howard Leight

Howard Leight / Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has 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 the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HowardLeight at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://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. The company is 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 http://www.honeywellnow.com.