Popular Science magazine has named the 3M noise indicator NI-100 among its top 100 most innovative, high quality and revolutionary ideas as part of the publication’s 24th annual ‘Best of What’s New Awards’.
NI-100 noise indicators from 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety are compact devices that can be clipped onto a shirt or jacket to alert users to potentially dangerous noise levels by flashing red or green LED lights.
One of the most affordable options available for monitoring noise levels, the NI-100 is a practical and effective training tool to help workers identify areas where they may need to wear hearing protection.
The small size, lightweight design and durability of NI-100 noise indicators make them ideal for workers in manufacturing, construction and mining among other industries.
According to Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science, the magazine has for 24 years, honoured innovations that make a positive impact on the world today while challenging people’s views of future possibilities.
The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honour, and the 100 winners, chosen from among thousands of entrants represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.
Gary Watsford, National Sales & Marketing Manager for 3M Australia’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division says that the NI-100 noise indicator is a cost-effective technology that can be easily incorporated within a Hearing Conservation Program at various plants.
He adds that the Popular Science recognition is proof that 3M is on the right path of innovation in personal protection products.