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 Post subject: Hearing under hood
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:03 pm 
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The issue is ability to hear when wearing an arc flash hood and hearing protection. Our employees wear the E-A-R ear plugs with the yellow portion inserted that allows normal sound thru but will dampen in an arc blast. They still have difficulties hearing. Any comments to wearing a headset (ear muffin hearing protection and microphone) under a 40 cal hood (assuming it fits and is comfortable)? Wouldn’t the 40 cal hood protect against any concern with the headset melting during an arc flash event? A similar argument has been made for the foam ear plugs. I am interested in others’ options, experiences and comments.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:18 pm 
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As with any PPE, test first. Some PPE such as rubber and leather gloves varies so little between manufacturers that it can be categorically accepted.


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