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Experts host free hearing conservation seminars in Fairbanks & Anchorage in September

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Aug. 21, 2013 — Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will host free hearing conservation seminars in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively, to show how, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable.

            Titled “Howard Leight HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the half-day, morning seminars will help safety professionals improve their workplace hearing conservation programs with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest research and technologies.

            The seminars are approved for continuing education credit by the ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene). 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 participants’ hearing conservation programs;

•     Case studies from successful hearing conservation programs;

•     Employee motivation and training techniques and resources;

•     Reducing costs for hearing loss.

 

The two half-day seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the two cities:

•     Fairbanks, on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center , 813 Noble Street (map: http://goo.gl/nfVKEE)

•     Anchorage, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Crowne Plaza Anchorage – Midtown, 109 West International Airport Road (map: http://goo.gl/kyP9Ab)

The sessions will be led by Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, director of Hearing Conservation, Honeywell Safety Products, the global provider of Howard Leight® hearing protection solutions and founder of the HearForever™ initiative. He holds a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University, and an M.A. in Audiology from Northwestern University. For 14 years, he managed a hearing conservation practice in California, providing OSHA-standard services at 175 locations. He has served as president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and has presented more than 250 hearing conservation seminars on behalf of Howard Leight over the past eight years in 18 countries.

Attendees receive free training materials, literature, and hearing protection samples. They also will participate in hands-on demonstrations of new hearing conservation technologies, including the Howard Leight VeriPRO® fit-testing system for measuring earplug fit, and the Honeywell QUIETPRO® advanced in-ear communication system for high noise environments.

To register for the Howard Leight HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation seminars, visit the seminar website at http://www.hearforever.org/Alaska2013 or email sales@sperianprotection.com.

Howard Leight HearForever™ hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine years to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (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; turbochargers; and performance materials. 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 www.honeywellnow.com.

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