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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Seabreeze, Jul 5, 2012.
Can employees listen to music with headphones while operating power equipment in Virginia ?
Solo but I can't imagine not having my headphones. Legally I don't know.
Yep im the same way ..music makes me more productive
A few of my guys listen to their iPods and whatnot... I really don't have a problem with it as long as they still pay attention to detail.
Myself, on the other hand.... if I were to listen to music, my mind would wander and I'd probably end up running over the customer's cat. Not to mention the thought of the customer seeing me as I do my best Eddie Murphy 48 Hours rendition of Roxanne.
As to the legailty - no idea. Common sense says that the operator potentially wouldn't hear well enough to avoid a problem... but then ear plugs would do the same. I've always heard that it's illegal to wear headphones while driving a car...
It is illegal to wear headphones while driving but I'm pretty sure ipods, etc are A-okay.. its recommended to wear ear protection so whats the difference..
i've got those 3m worktunes or whatever they are called. I just plug my ipod into it and get going
i would be lost with my ipod. my guys listen to their ipods etc..
We use the AO's. Ear muff radio's.
Our guys do.
I suppose employees could, however I can not think of a single reason to allow anyone to be distracted while working for my company. Accidents happen and I suspect that if I was to file a claim due to one of my employees wearing a set of headphones listening to music or anything else my claim would be denied. I believe I would and could be held responsible from a personel and business standpoint as well. Never worth the risk and loss from a completely preventable situation from occurring.