Zem Hearing Protection
Occupational Safety And Zem Hearing Protection
What is occupational safety? Occupational safety is the term used to describe the conditions that may reduce the risk of personal damage to you while you are working in the designated workplace. Every work area, has a certain amount of risk attached to it that must be addressed by implementing safety measures and equipment. For instance, working in an office cubicle is much safer when compared to working in a lumberyard where machines cut wood noisily several hours a day. In this instance, the occupational hazards involved includes the risk of having your appendages severed, machining related injuries and hearing loss due to the high level of noise in your environment. The OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, sets forth guidelines for manufacturers of safety equipment and devices to ensure that they will work. Zem hearing protection equipment is designed to address the needs of those who work in several industries including manufacturing, power and utility, airlines, wood working, carpentry and others.
Aside from Zem hearing protection, you also have other hearing protection solutions made by different companies. These include Bilsom, which manufactures high quality ear muffs such as the Clarity, Howard Leight, creators of the single use Laser Lite, SureFire EarPro Sonic Defenders and Hearos which is known for its loud noise ear plugs like the Skull Screws. These options pave the way for better awareness with regards to the risk of hearing impairment. Hearing impairment is a preventable occupational hazard that could be addressed through several measures. It’s vital that you are prepared for both short and long term exposure. If you have a company with workers working in a high noise environment, it’s also essential that you protect your workers through these.
The way by which Zem hearing protection products is unique when compared to ordinary ear plugs. Rather than blocking out the noise like ear plugs do, Zem products make it a point to dampen, refract and cancel noise through the use of what they call the Zem chamber. It’s a band that is attached to the ear plugs. In doing so, the worker still retains the ability to communicate with other staff without having to take off the ear plugs. Its operation is really rather simple, you block out and cancel the extreme noises while retaining ambient and communicative sounds.
In a way, you could say that Zem hearing protection equipment functions in the same way as electronic noise reduction equipment does. Rather than having a sensor built in to detect the noise such as in Peak Clipping and Compression technology, they instead make use of the Zem chamber. Hunters, shooters, and people working in high noise environments, find the Zem a cost effective solution for their needs. Needless to say they are definitely cheaper to acquire and use. They’re also more portable in that there are no large earmuffs involved like in the case of the Zem SG-31. If you are not too keen on silicone ear plugs and want to maximize your ability to communicate even in a location where there is a lot of noise, then this is the ideal product for you. It incorporates their patented Zwislocki protection technology which protects your ears from up to 105 decibels of noise.