Hearing Protection with Communication Capabilities
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Type:  Best Practice

Publisher:  Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Confined Space

To protect workers against long-term hearing loss and simultaneously allow them to communicate in challenging conditions, at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Power/Steam Plant, management and an industrial hygienist researched personal protective equipment that could perform both functions. They discovered that noise-canceling headphones with built-in, touchless microphones allow teams to maintain effective communication during job performance.

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