Whether operating loud equipment or wearing a respirator in a toxic environment, workers need to communicate with each other. That’s where CavCom comes in.
With an earpiece that houses a microphone and speaker, our Talk Through Your Ears® earsets pick up a user’s voice through the ear canal and transmit it via a two-way radio, all while protecting the wearer from loud noise.
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As wildfires rage throughout the west this summer, it's timely to pause and consider one of the often overlooked hazards of this high-risk occupation – noise. Wildland fire fighters may work 12 to 16 hour shifts for up to 14 consecutive days. And although noise exposures and hearing loss have been well-documented for structural fire fighters, wildland exposures have only recently come to light.
Wildland fire-fighters encounter numerous well-known noise sources such as chainsaws, leaf blowers, wood chippers, pumps, bulldozers and airplanes. The United States Forest Service, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), recently concluded a 3-year study to assess wildland fire fighters' exposures. Noise dosimetry was conducted for over 150 fire fighters across 10 different wildfires. Measured noise doses frequently exceeded OSHA occupational and NIOSH recommended exposure limits, particularly for those operating chainsaws, chippers, and masticators. Researchers recommended a comprehensive approach to protecting wildland fire fighters, including noise and administrative controls and enrolling fire fighters in an ongoing hearing conservation program.