Smithfield, RI — Honeywell Safety Products will present a series of free hearing conservation seminars in May 2012 throughout the Gulf Coast. The seminars are intended to help safety professionals improve their hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among their workers.

The seminars are titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” and will provide practical information on hearing loss prevention, the culture of safety, and the recent research and technologies that can help enhance company hearing conservation programs, and potentially improve costs.

Dr Theresa Y. Schulz, hearing conservation manager for Honeywell, will present the seminars, which are reportedly designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals.

The seminar topics will include:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How It Impacts Your Program
  • Case Studies From Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

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

  • Baton Rouge, La: Monday, May 21, 2012, at the Baton Rouge Marriott
  • Beaumont, Tex: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beaumont
  • Houston, Tex: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Marriott Courtyard Houston I-10 West/Energy Corridor
  • Houston, Tex: Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Houston Hobby Airport Marriott

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. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.

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SOURCE: Honeywell