Howard Leight QuietDose In-Ear Dosimetry Recognized by BSIF for Product Innovation
BASINGSTOKE, UK – June, 2011 – The British Safety Industry Federation
(BSIF) has awarded its 2011 Product Innovation Award to the Howard Leight® QuietDose® in-ear
dosimeter. The award, which is designed to recognize new and innovative
products that contribute to improvements in occupational safety and health, was
presented at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards Gala Dinner held
during Safety and Health Expo 2011.
QuietDose is the first and only personal dosimeter that measures and
records a worker’s actual in-ear exposure to noise over an entire work shift,
and is a major advance towards stopping the progression of occupational hearing
loss and ensuring employer compliance with hearing safety regulations.
“We are committed to providing a more holistic approach to
occupational hearing loss prevention,” said Ian Shepherd, (National Product
Sales Manager) for Honeywell Safety Products in the UK. “We are honored to be
recognized by the British safety industry for QuietDose and the pursuit of a
more deterministic and preventive approach towards hearing conservation in the
QuietDose’s in-ear dosimetry
measures the actual noise levels reaching a worker’s eardrums, in real-time,
over an entire work day. QuietDose
measures and collects an individual’s actual
daily noise exposure, protected and not, during the entire work shift. When it
is worn as hearing protection it measures sound pressure levels interior to the
protector. During periods when it is not worn, for example rest periods,
QuietDose continues to measure the ambient noise levels, ultimately to record the worker's actual noise dose throughout the workday.
QuietDose provides safety managers with an unprecedented level of
personalized data to create the most customized, and effective Hearing
Conservation Programs for each worker. This results in fewer documented cases
of occupational hearing loss for employees, and fewer claims and lower
compensation costs for employers. Supervisors can also use the
personalized data to improve productivity by better managing worker deployment
in areas of extreme noise.
QuietDose also enables workers to personally monitor and control their
own noise exposure in real-time. Flashing alerts indicate when noise
exposure reaches or exceeds prescribed limits.
A recent Yale University study at Alcoa facilities cited the benefits
of continuous in-ear nosie monitoring as a key factor in preventing further
hearing loss in noise-exposed workers (source: UK Occupational Environmental Medicine journal http://oem.bmj.com/content/early/2010/12/30/oem.2010.055905.full.html).
For more information about QuietDose, visit
About Howard Leight®
Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a
leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection
solutions, and is the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its
predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing
loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance
and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest
attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™
technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear
dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO®
earplug fit testing system.
Honeywell International (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; automotive products;
turbochargers; and specialty 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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