Entitled "The 4C's of Hearing Protection," the attractive, wall-sized poster details the four human factors involved in hearing protector selection and worker compliance Comfort, Convenience, Communication and Caring.
"Research has shown these factors to be key in attaining worker compliance in hearing conservation programs," said Benice Deal, Product Manager for Bacou-Dalloz Australia.
"This new poster provides a graphic, highly visible way of reminding safety managers and workers alike of the importance of these 4C's."
The poster offers detailed tips on selecting the appropriate earplugs and earmuffs so they are Comfortable to wear over long workshifts.
It explains ways to provide a selection of hearing protectors throughout the workplace so that access is Convenient.
It discusses the need for workers to hear instructions and warning signals at work and Communicate with their fellows on the job, and offers advice on selecting protectors that guard against overprotection.
And finally, the poster stresses the need for education and motivation so workers will Care about protecting their hearing in hazardous noise environments.
The poster is one of a number of visual aids, motivational tools and technical information resources.
Others include a poster-sized noise thermometre, instruction posters an insertion and use of earplugs and earmuffs, information on hearing regulations in Australia and New Zealand, and a growing set of Sound Source articles authored by Bacou-Dalloz experts from around the world.
Combining the innovation and expertise of Howard Leight Earplugs and Bilsom Earmuffs, the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group is a leader in hearing safety.
The Group specialises in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment.
With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 people, Bacou-Dalloz endeavours to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear.