From utilityproducts.comâ âHeadsets protect worker hearing and improve communication” (2 June 2014):
Work safety equipment: Motorola Solutions Inc. has announced the joint collaboration between 3M and Motorola on the 3M Peltor Heavy-Duty Headset Portfolio. Motorola is now the sole distributor of the MT7H79 Direct Radio Connect Headsets, optimized and certified to meet Motorolaâs performance standards for APX and MOTOTRBO(TM) two-way radios. The initial launch will include 15 new headset products from the Peltor HT, MT and Tactical Pro Series that serve as complementary accessories to Motorolaâs digital two-way radios. Ideal for noisy work environments, this portfolio will help customers meet hearing conservation program requirements. Hearing conservation programs are mandated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers with significant exposure to occupational noise from hearing impairment.
Since 2004, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most commonly recorded occupational illness in manufacturing. These protective communication products provide hearing protection for noise levels above 82 decibels (db) while allowing users to hear their surrounding environment and communicate. The portfolio of solutions is ideal for manufacturing, public safety, public works and utility workers.
â¢ The 3M Peltor heavy-duty headset portfolio comes in a variety of styles, providing flexibility and comfort for extended wear including over-the-head, neckband and hard-hat attached options.
â¢ It also has a 22 â 26dB noise reduction rating that is key for hearing conservation.
â¢ The portfolio includes field replaceable parts and repair service after the 12-month warranty period.
â¢ The companies will continue to build-out a suite of unique protective communication headsets for Motorola two-way radios.