Hearing protection equipment provides protection for workers that are potentially exposed to excessive noise levels. The selection of hearing protection should be in compliance with the requirements of AS/NZS 1270 Acoustics – Hearing protectors.
To ensure the equipment (earplugs or earmuffs) is appropriate for the worker and the type of work involved, a Hearing Protection Fit Test should be undertaken.
A proper fit enables an adequate seal from a noisy environment. AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Occupational Noise Management states that the fitting of a suitable hearing protector should be undertaken by an appropriately trained person with substantial knowledge of hearing protection.
An inappropriate fit can lead to a poor level of protection, compromising the effectiveness of the protective gear and potentially exposing workers to harmful levels of noise, which can result in hearing loss.
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