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Hearing protection may complement PPE measures like safety boots

Employers should ensure that their workers receive good standards of hearing protection, it has been claimed.

It is not just personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety boots that firms should focus their attentions on, a new white paper suggests.

The document, which has been published by Howard Leight, outlines a number of incorrect assumptions that are sometimes made when it comes to the issue of hearing protection.

It focuses on PPE like earplugs, highlighting a variety of key safety points.

The paper's author Brad K Witt suggests that incorrect assumptions can lead to problems further down the line.

Mr Witt, who acts as Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection's director of hearing conversation, commented: 'Avoiding simple bad assumptions about hearing protection helps a Hearing Conservation Program stay on solid ground, and do just what it is designed to do: prevent noise-induced hearing loss.'

Meanwhile, the UK's Health and Safety Executive recently launched a new safety initiative in the Medway region.

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