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Old 07-05-2013, 11:24 AM
cnymowing cnymowing is offline
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Peltor Earbuds

I've been having trouble with hearing protection compliance... I give my guys the option between disposable foam earplugs, regular muffs and peltor worktunes.

Lately I've been catching them using plain old headphones listening to music... they say the worktunes are too heavy and hot or that they get headaches from pushing the safety glasses against their head... or even better... they don't like the tan lines

I came across the Peltor Earbud earplugs and I was wondering if anyone has tried them before and how they work and how durable they are?
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...BC31gv%29&rt=d
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:41 AM
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If a person has hearing aids, how are they supposed to be compliance with regulations? Serious question lol I never looked into it
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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If a person has hearing aids, how are they supposed to be compliance with regulations? Serious question lol I never looked into it
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My guess would be to remove the hearing aids and insert plugs, but honestly I don't know... If its a problem of yours you should probably consult with osha or the doh.

but anyways, apparently nobody has tried the peltor earbuds... so I suppose I'll be the test dummy lol
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:47 PM
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If a person has hearing aids, how are they supposed to be compliance with regulations? Serious question lol I never looked into it
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Hearing laws only apply to people that can still hear.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:13 PM
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Is there a reason you want to buy these guys 55$ ear plugs? I guess you're a super nice boss, shoot my boss told us either war the cheap plugs for free or buy our own but if we're caught while operating equipment without plugs then we get 1 verbal, 1 written, 1 fire.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:21 AM
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if it keeps them happy, safe, and productive... I don't mind the expense within reason.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:17 PM
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Im interested to see i have been tossing around the idea but i have never gone for them if you do please post a review
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:45 PM
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I have the blue ones and I like them. I string them under my shirt so I don't catch them on anything
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:16 PM
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Interesting. The replacement ear plug tips are between 22.50 and 47.00 though! WOW!
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:11 AM
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I looked at this website and used it for an idea on making my own earbud earplugs. I use a small leather punch, and don't cut the ear plug like in the video. earplugs last about a day or so then make new ones. works for me and held up ok. I get the cheapest earbuds I can find that are similar to the ones in the video.

http://lifehacker.com/5347245/make-c...-than-a-dollar
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