Does your profession require you to wear ear plugs for safety on the job? If you regularly operate power tools or mechanical equipment, you’re probably used to wearing hearing protection devices. Protecting employees from hearing loss is something that’s taken seriously in almost all industries as well as by OSHA.
Wearing devices to protect against hearing loss at work usually becomes second nature over time. You automatically put on protective ear muffs when you go to operate a jackhammer, and you wouldn’t think or entering the machine shop without plugs. Yet you could be jeopardizing or even damaging your hearing on a regular basis at home.
Lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws and even power tools can produce enough noise that they pose a risk for damage to your hearing. Consider how often you use these and other machines and appliances, and you begin to get an idea of the real risks you’re taking. Motorcycles, motor boats, ATVs and rifles are some other potential sources of hearing damage at home.
If you look through owner’s manuals, many of these and other types of equipment used at home provide information on decibels of noise they may produce. Manufacturers almost always make recommendations about using hearing protection devices with their products. The problem is, people often neglect to read or take this information seriously.
It’s surprisingly easy and very affordable to protect your hearing at home in the same way you’re protected at work. You can go online and purchase professional grade ear plugs and muffs to use at home. You can find the exact type of plugs manufacturers recommend using, and you can choose an ear plug design that’s comfortable as well as convenient.
Buying plugs from a safety products supply company is the best way to save money on these all important devices. You can buy disposable plugs in bulk and have them on hand whenever you need them. Safety equipment supply companies are also likely to have the best prices on reusable plugs and muffs as well as the best quality products.
If you’ve neglected to take steps to protect against hearing loss due to exposure to loud equipment or appliances at home, take action today. Although cost shouldn’t be the only factor when it comes to hearing protection, you don’t want to overpay for plugs, either. If you shop online, you’ll find professional grade quality plugs and muffs available at very affordable prices.
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