Sustainability in Hearing Protection
Disposable foam earplugs protect the wearer from noise exposure, this is undisputed. They are also the most common hearing protection provided by many industries around the world. In this time of disposable PPE and safety equipment, single-use foam hearing protection tends to become just another expense located on the plant floor budgetary sheet. However, disposables are not cheap when they are compared to custom or even reusable universal hearing protection. We are going to break that down here:
This is just a glimpse of the sustainability of custom hearing protection from an environmental and cost savings perspective. Achieving a circular economy focused on decreasing your global carbon footprint is challenging. Some initiatives are easily observable and remediation strategies can be designed and executed with clarity. Other areas prove more elusive in understanding the negative carbon footprint a specific course of action has on the environment. What if we told you that your company disposes of 48,000 items each year? More importantly, how would you react if the remedy to this waste was a simple decision that has a positive Return On Investment within as little as 2 years? The solution is a permanent end to the daily waste. The discarded items have a significant carbon footprint when the entire scope from creation to disposal is fully taken into consideration.
Every market is moving towards a sustainable circular economy and we have solutions to facilitate this noble endeavor. At CavCom, we want to learn from and help companies with bold initiatives. Try our EarzON® ROI Calculator and then contact us. We want to hear about the pain points in your hearing conservation program and the sustainability requirements your company is implementing. Learning is growing, let us grow with you.
- Effective 2-way Communication
- NRR De-Rating Schemes Are Outdated
- The Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
- Risk of Overprotection
- Individual Fit Testing for Hearing Protectors