Over 2 million UK workers are exposed to excessive levels of noise
In the UK, the HSE estimates over 2 million workers are exposed to levels of noise that put their hearing at risk, with 17% suffering hearing loss, tinnitus or other related conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work. In many sectors, such as manufacturing, engineering and construction, workers are exposed to noise that frequently surpasses ‘normal’ or ‘safe’ levels and durations.
But noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable.
Reactec has teamed up with hearing protection technology specialists, Minuendo, to help companies actively prevent hearing damage in their workforce.
Minuendo has developed a revolutionary ear plug called Smart Alert which not only provides protection from noise but also monitors the level of noise entering the ear. The Smart Alert Earplugs have listen-through technology, meaning you don’t have to remove your hearing protection in order to maintain situational awareness and the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers.
Smart Alert informs a user in real time of their noise exposure based on monitoring and warns them if they are inadequately protected against that noise.
Cutting Through the Noise - Whitepaper
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About Smart Alert
Smart Alert offers an automated and integrated approach to hearing loss prevention - setting new standards in industrial and construction applications. Key benefits include:
- Earplugs with natural sound, allowing users to maintain situational awareness and the ability to communicate with co-workers
- Noise exposure alerts provide real-time feedback, which encourages safe behaviour
- Digital record of noise exposure for every employee is gathered automatically
- Promotes a collaborative rather than coercive approach to hearing loss prevention
- Simple overview for safety managers based on easily accessible data
Integrate noise into Reactec's clever software
By combining the noise exposure data gathered by Smart Alert with other criteria through the Reactec Analytics platform, you can gain unparalleled insights to help identify those most at risk, so that timely interventions can be made. With this integrated noise device, companies can actively protect the health and wellbeing of individual workers by engineering out workplace risk.