3M Hearing Protection TM Leading the Advancement of Hearing Conservation 3M Safety Solutions As one of the world’s leading suppliers of safety and protective equipment, 3M’s goal is to ensure that we satisfy your needs through the provision of exceptional products, expertise, quality and service excellence. Our global technology, manufacturing and knowledge network allow us to provide superior design, cross-over compatibility, expertise, comprehensive support and a continuously evolving range of safety solutions. We provide solutions for work situations that require basic personal protective equipment through to environments that call for the most sophisticated and comprehensive protection. Whether the customer is a tradesman, a medium-sized business or a company employing thousands of workers, 3M has a workplace safety solution to meet your needs. If we can make your life and that of your workforce easier, healthier, safer and more productive we are moving in the right direction. The 3M range of safety solutions includes: • • • • • • • • Respiratory Protection Powered and Supplied Air Respirators Hearing Protection Communications Eye Protection Welding Protection Spill Management Worker Visibility Our Safety Brands: TM 2 Contents Page 3M™ E-A-R™ Optime™ Alert System 4 Hearing Protector Selection Chart 5 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System 6 3M™ E-A-R™ Earplugs 7 No Roll Down Earplugs 8 Disposable Earplug 9-10 Reusable Earplugs 11 Banded Earplugs 12 Earplug Dispenser and Refills 13 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs 14 H10 Series - Extreme Performance (Class 5) 15 H7 Series - Deluxe (Class 5) 16 H6 Series - Low Profile (Class 4) 17 H9 Series - Select Performance (Class 4) 18 H61 Series (Class 3) 19 Kid Series 20 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs with Active Listening Tactical™ XP (Class 5) 21 Pro-Tac™ II (Class 5) 22 SportTac™ (Class 4) 23 Push to Listen™ (Class 5) 24 Workstyle Solutions (Class 5) 25 3M Technical Hearing Information Earplug Attenuation Data 26 Earmuff Attenuation Data 27 Hearing Protection Use and Care 28 Understanding Ear Protection 29-30 3M Training and Support 31 3M Contact Details 32 3 Hearing Protection 3M™ E-A-R™ Optime™ Alert System The Optime System is a complete solution to the question of identifying the required protection, selecting and purchasing the right product where your employees are exposed to hazardous noise levels. Our system uses a simple, logically coloured classification to make the selection process easy. Firstly find out what your noise exposure is, then look at the icons below and establish which class of hearing protection you require. Take note of the icon and choose from the wide range of products featuring the correct icon. OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 1 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 2 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 3 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 4 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 5 90 < 95dB 95 < 100dB 100 < 105dB 105 < 110dB 1 85 < 90dB Corresponds to AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Class 1 SLC80 10 to 13dB 2 Corresponds to AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Class 2 SLC80 14 to 17dB 3 Corresponds to AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Class 3 SLC80 18 to 21dB 4 Corresponds to AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Class 4 SLC80 22 to 25dB 5 *Corresponds to AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Class 5 SLC80 26dB or greater *Noise exposures >110dB require specialist advice 3M™ E-A-R™ Optime™ Sound Check Meter 3M has a simple sound level indicator, the E-A-R Optime Sound Check Meter, that complements the Optime™ Alert System by establishing which colour code you need to follow. Use the Optime Sound Check Meter to identify the noise level Place the meter as close to the work area as possible for a full shift. The meter measures the sound level and then calculates an 8-hour time weighted average. The symbols light up to the corresponding noise level. These symbols correspond to an Optime classification. Match the Optime Classification to a product Using the Optime classification from the meter, you can find the matching column on the Hearing Selection Chart on page 5. Choose one or more of the products in that column for use in that work area. Description Product Code Optime Sound Check Meter 88099-00000 This tool is to be used as a guide only. Where complex sounds are produced a consultant should be contacted. 4 TM Hearing Selection Chart AS/NZ Class Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Exposure Levels (LA eq 8hr) 85 < 90dB 90 < 95dB 95 < 100dB 100 < 105dB 105 < 110dB OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME OPTIME AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 1 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 2 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 3 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 4 AS/NZS 1270:2002 CLASS 5 Green/Yellow Yellow Yellow/Red 1 Green 2 3 4 > 110dB 5 Red Flashing Red Hearing Protector TM No Roll Down Earplugs Express Push-Ins Push-Ins with Grip Rings Seek advice from your rep Classic (corded) Classic Classic Platinum Classic Superfit 30 E-A-Rsoft Superfit E-A-Rsoft MetalDetectable E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neons E-A-Rsoft FX, TaperFit 2 Seek advice from your rep Ultrafit Ultrafit Plus Ultrafit EZ-Ins Ultrafit MetalDetectable Ultrafit 27 Seek advice from your rep Swerve with FLEX 28 Tips Swerve with Comfort Pods Seek advice from your rep H61 Series H6 Series H9 Series H10 Series H7 Series Seek advice from your rep SportTac Tactical XP, Pro Tac II, Push-to-Listen, Worktunes II, Worktunes Plus, Worktunes Plus with Bluetooth Seek advice from your rep TM Disposable Earplugs TM Reusable Earplugs Combat Arms Yellow End Combat Arms Green End E-A-Rflex Foam TM Banded Earplugs Earmuffs E-A-Rflex Metal Detectable Premoulded Tips Earmuffs with Active Listening 5 TM Hearing Protection 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System Technology that takes hearing conservation to the next level… Fit Test Your Hearing Protectors The E-A-Rfit system assists in achieving optimal fit through hearing protector selection and employee training. In less than 10 seconds per ear, the system generates a personal attenuation rating (PAR) that indicates a worker’s noise reduction levels for a given fitting and hearing protector. Compare ratings across hearing protectors and fittings to determine best fit. Get Objective, Personalised Results This in-the-ear testing procedure differs from many other systems on the market by providing quantitative data that does not rely on subject response. Fit, train, and motivate every worker using their Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR). Audit, Assess & Manage • Helps identify workers receiving inadequate protection that leaves them at risk of threshold shifts • Indicates employees needing further fit training or alternative hearing protectors • Input your noise exposure data and the E-A-Rfit software can help you identify the most appropriate hearing protector(s) and help minimise over/under protection • Improves long term performance of your hearing conservation programme Fit, Train and Motivate • Provides a tool for training proper insertion techniques and to assess proficiencies (as per requirements AS/NZS 1269.3) • Motivates employees by helping them realise the control they have in protecting their hearing Test is compatible with a variety of 3M™ E-A-R™ earplugs Protection levels can be validated with many different 3M E-A-R earplugs. This selection includes specially-probed versions of foam, no roll and reusable earplugs. Test plugs are sold separately. Description Product Code Pkg E-A-Rfit™ Testing Unit 393-1000 1 unit/case E-A-Rsoft™ Yellow Neon Probed Test Plugs 393-2000 10 pairs E-A-R™ Ultrafit™ Probed Test Plugs 393-2001 10 pairs E-A-R™ Push-Ins™ Probed Test Plugs 393-2002 10 pairs E-A-R™ Classic™ Probed Test Plugs 393-2003 10 pairs E-A-Rsoft™ FX Probed Test Plugs 393-2004 10 pairs E-A-R™ TaperFit™ 2 Probed Test Plugs 393-2006 10 pairs E-A-R™ Classic™ Platinum Probed Test Plugs 393-2007 10 pairs 6 3M™ E-A-R™ Earplugs Hear the difference 3M offers a complete range of E-A-R™ earplugs for anyone who spends time in noisy environments. We revolutionised the hearing protection industry with the creation of the first foam earplug, the 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic. Ever since then, we have continued to lead the way with progressive research and the development of innovative products such as the first washable and reusable UltraFit plugs and more recently, the no roll down Push-In plugs. All our products are designed for optimum comfort, protection and ease of use. Each is manufactured to the highest quality control and offers a range of attenuation performance. Our extensive offering of 3M E-A-R earplugs includes: No Roll Down Earplugs Disposable Earplugs Reusable Earplugs 3M E-A-R earplug features include: • • • • • • Majority of earplugs are available in corded options Breakaway cord on all corded products All earplug materials are regularly tested for dermal toxicity Provide optimal fit capability with other personal protection equipment Compatibility with the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System Variety of designs to suit a myriad of applications and workplaces 3M E-A-R earplug benefits include: • Assurance of proven protection and high quality • Proven reliability and success in preventing hearing loss • Tested to Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1270 (See page 26 for attenuation data for all earplugs listed in this catalogue) 7 Banded Earplugs TM 3M™ E-A-R™ Earplugs No Roll Down Earplugs Since there is no roll needed, these earplugs are very easy to insert, just use the soft flexible grip to push the earplug into position and achieve excellent protection. Because you do not have to touch the foam during the fitting, these are some of the most hygienic types of earplugs available. Features and Benefits: 3M™ E-A-R™ Push-Ins™ with Grip Rings Comfortable • Unique cone shape inserts easily and “moulds” to ear canal for extra comfort Convenient • Washable • The insertion stem eliminates the need to touch the tip: no need to clean your hands Effective • Grip Rings hold the plugs in position, maintaining performance and comfort • SLC80: 26dB (Class 5) Versatile • Available corded and uncorded Compatible with • Designed to be compatible with other PPE Description 3M E-A-R Push-Ins with Grip Rings (Corded) Product Code 318-1009 Description 3M E-A-R Push-Ins with Grip Rings (Uncorded) Product Code 318-1008 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 3M™ E-A-R™ Push-Ins™ Disposable pod earplugs with high attenuation. Compatible with 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System. SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) 3M™ E-A-R™ Express™ Unique pod design allows the foam to compress easily. Plug slides gently into the ear and expands slowly. SLC80: 19dB (Class 3) Description 3M E-A-R Express (Corded) Product Code 321-2115 Description 3M E-A-R Express (Uncorded) Product Code 321-3200 Packaging Pillow Pack, 400 pairs/case 8 Description 3M E-A-R Push-Ins (Corded) Product Code 318-1003 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case Disposable Earplugs We offer a variety of disposable earplugs to suit all workers. From the original 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ to the 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ FX, they are available in multiple shapes and sizes to comfortably accommodate different wearer and workplace needs. Designed for single use, these earplugs provide a range of effective solutions for those seeking a convenient hearing protection approach. Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Tapered shape preferred by many wearers • Non-irritating • Polyurethane foam Convenient • Plus size option for larger ear canals Effective • SLC80: 26dB (Class 5) Compatible with • Designed to be compatible with other PPE • 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System to check personal attenuation ratings 3M™ E-A-R™ Taperfit™ 2 Description 3M E-A-R Taperfit 2 Plus (Uncorded) Product Code 312-3221 Description 3M E-A-R Taperfit 2 Regular (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1219 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ FX Features patented shape to more effectively fit ear canal. Made of custom polyurethane foam for slow recovery and increased softness in the ear canal. Compatible with 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System. SLC80: 26dB (Class 5) 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ Yellow Neons Neon colour for easy compliance sighting. Smooth texture. Compatible with 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System. SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) Description 3M E-A-Rsoft FX (Corded) Product Code 312-1260 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft FX (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1261 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neons - Large (Corded) Product Code 311-1251 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neons - Regular (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1250 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neons – Large (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1251 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 9 TM 3M™ E-A-R™ Earplugs Disposable Earplugs (continued) Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Soft energy absorbing foam offers a low equilibrium pressure in the ear canal • Resistant to moisture absorption, for easier insertion • Designed to fit and protect without irritation Effective • Tested and proven to be flame resistant • Exposed cell surface texture resists movement and helps maintain an effective seal • Available as: SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) or SLC80: 21dB (Class 3) - corded model Convenient • Available in handy Pillow Pack • Available in two sizes – original Classic and the smaller diameter, Classic Platinum Compatible with • Designed to be compatible with other PPE • 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System to check personal attenuation ratings 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ & 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Platinum Description 3M E-A-R Classic - Class 4 (Uncorded) Product Code 310-3001 Description 3M E-A-R Classic Platinum - Class 4 (Uncorded) Product Code 310-4002 Packaging Pillow Pack, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case Description 3M E-A-R Classic - Class 4 (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1201 Description 3M E-A-R Classic - Class 3 (Corded) Product Code 311-1103 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Superfit™ 30 If the red line is visible, the earplug is not inserted deep enough in the ear canal for optimal protection. Corded: SLC80: 22dB (Class 4) Uncorded: SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) Description 3M E-A-R Classic Superfit 30 (Corded) Product Code 311-2126 Description 3M E-A-R Classic Superfit 30 (Uncorded) Product Code 312-5201 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Superfit - Regular (Corded) Product Code 311-1254 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Superfit - Regular (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1256 3M E-A-Rsoft Metal Detectable Regular (Corded) Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Superfit - Large (Uncorded) Product Code 312-1255 Product Code 311-4106 Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case Packaging Polybag, 200 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ Metal Detectable Soft, all day comfort with metal detectability. SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ Superfit™ Soft foam with red line delivers protection and comfort. Bullet design. Available in large size for larger ear canals. SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) Description 10 Reusable Earplugs Reusable earplugs are comfortable, hygienic and economical. They are available in a variety of styles and protection levels to meet your requirements. Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Comfortable triple flange tip is made of patented new polymer formation • Non-irritating Convenient • Reusable and ready to use • Bright blue cord helps prevent lost plugs • Insertion stem eliminates need to touch the plug - improving hygiene for workers with dirty hands Effective • Innovative pistol grip with angled shape gives wearers improved fingertip control for insertion • SLC80: 22dB (Class 4) Compatible with • Designed to be compatible with other PPE 3M™ E-A-R™ Ultrafit™ 27 Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit 27 (Corded) Product Code 340-8002 Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit 27 (Uncorded) Product Code 340-8001 Packaging Polybag, 400 pairs/case 3M™ E-A-R™ Ultrafit™ Premoulding delivers performance in a variety of work environments. Soft plastic material. Compatible with 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System. SLC80: 18dB (Class 3) 3M™ E-A-R™ Combat Arms Insert the plugs yellow end for ambient "hear through" protection. In case of high level noise, filter helps suppress noise. Insert green end to provide constant protection from steady state noise. SLC80: 17dB (Class 2) with green end SLC80: 11dB (Class 1) with yellow end Description 3M E-A-R Combat Arms Product Code 370-1000 Packaging 50 pairs/case Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit (Corded with case) Product Code 340-4002 Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit (Uncorded with case) Product Code 340-4001 Packaging 200 pairs/case Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit (Corded) Product Code 340-4004 Packaging Polybag, 400 pairs/case 3M™ E-A-R™ Ultrafit™ Plus Features an insertion stem for ease of insertion. SLC80:19dB (Class 3) Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit Plus (Corded with case) Product Code 340-6002 Packaging 200 pairs/case 3M™ E-A-R™ Ultrafit™ Metal Detectable Protection levels of the E-A-R Ultrafit coupled with metal detectability. Compatible with 3M™ E-A-R Fit™ Validation System. SLC80: 18dB (Class 3) 3M™ E-A-R™ EZ-Ins™ The correct hygienic fitting is easy with the flexible fingertip stem of these pod earplugs. SLC80: 20dB (Class 3) Description 3M E-A-R EZ-Ins (Corded) Product Code 350-4001 Description 3M E-A-R EZ-Ins (Uncorded) Description 3M E-A-R Ultrafit Metal Detectable (Corded) Product Code 350-4000 Product Code 340-5007 Packaging Polybag, 100 pairs/box, 4 boxes/case Packaging Polybag, 400 pairs/case 11 TM 3M™ E-A-R™ Earplugs 3M™ E-A-R™ Banded Earplugs 3M E-A-R Banded Earplugs are easy to use, convenient and extremely comfortable. They are quick to put on and off and to store around the neck when not required, making them ideal for intermittent use. Banded earplugs offer simplicity to help ensure that your workers are receiving the right level of protection. They are available with replacement pods making them a more cost-effective option. 3M™ E-A-R™ Swerve™ Banded Earplugs Description 3M E-A-R Swerve Banded Earplugs with Comfort Pods & FLEX 28 Tips Product Code 322-2000 Packaging Polybag, 1 band/bag, 10 boxes/case Description Replacement Comfort Pods Product Code 322-2001 Description Replacement FLEX 28 Tips Product Code 322-1001 Packaging Polybag, 50 pairs/case Features and Benefits: Comfortable and Convenient • Neckband shape helps reduce contact with collars and headgear - reduces band sound transmission • Band slides forward and back for custom neck and ear positioning • Lightweight and durable plastic flexes/rebounds easily for frequent on-and-off wearing Versatile • Two tip choices for wearer preferences • FLEX 28 tip fits inside the ear canal • Comfort Pod fits inside the ear opening Effective • SLC80: 20dB with FLEX 28 Tips (Class 3) • SLC80: 23dB with Comfort Pods (Class 4) 3M™ E-A-Rflex™ The multi-position banded earplugs with conical tips. Also available in a metal detectable, premoulded tip version. SLC80: 15dB (Class 2) with foam tips or SLC80: 15dB (Class 2) premoulded tips with Foam Pods Metal Detectable with Premoulded Tips 12 Description 3M E-A-Rflex Banded Earplugs (includes EARflex Pods) Product Code 350-3001 Packaging Polybag, 1 band/bag, 10 boxes/case Description 3M E-A-Rflex Metal Detectable Banded Earplugs (with Premoulded Tips) Product Code 350-3101 Packaging Polybag, 1 band/bag, 10 boxes/case Description 3M E-A-Rflex Replacement Pods (Foam) Product Code 350-3002 Packaging Polybag, 50 pairs/box, 10 boxes/case 3M™ E-A-R™ One-Touch™ Dispenser and Refills The 3M E-A-R One-Touch Dispenser is a convenient way of storing and providing earplugs in the workplace where they are needed. It is designed to hold a variety of E-A-R earplug options. Each refill bottle holds up to 500 pairs of earplugs. Unobstructed access from front or side permits one hand operation by a clockwise or anticlockwise motion. Features and Benefits: • P atented “No Waste Funnel” system ensures plugs drop directly into the palm, dispensing 3M E-A-R disposable plugs every time • Can be wall mounted or free standing • One gentle turn delivers earplugs correctly and consistently • Each refill bottle holds up to 500 pairs of earplugs • Base and dispensing unit are designed to be reused 3M™ E-A-R™ One-Touch™ Dispenser 3M™ E-A-R™ One-Touch™ Dispenser Refills Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neon Regular Refills Product Code 391-1004 Description 3M E-A-R Classic Platinum Refills Product Code 391-1007 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Yellow Neon Large Refills Product Code 391-1008 Description 3M E-A-R Classic Superfit 30 Product Code 391-1009 Description 3M E-A-Rsoft Superfit Regular Refills Product Code 391-1254 Packaging 500 pairs/refill, 4 refills/case 13 Product Code 391-1000 Packaging 1 dispensing unit 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs and Earmuffs with Active Listening The optimal solution 3M's Peltor line of earmuffs incorporates all the acoustic engineering, wearer-focused design, and performance versatility that have made Peltor the leading name in earmuff protectors for over 50 years. In addition to our extensive range of passive earmuffs, Peltor is a world leader in the field of active listening and communication solutions for noisy environments. This range includes earmuffs with active listening, some with FM and AM radio, and others with two-way communication capabilities and wireless solutions. Easy to replace hygiene kits with two attenuating cushions and snap-in sealing rings are available for most Peltor earmuff models. Peltor earmuffs have been tested to the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1270. See page 27 for attenuation data for all earmuffs listed in this catalogue Multi-position designs are available for many models in headband, neckband, *helmet-attachable and folding models to meet virtually every application need and wearer preference. Liquid & foam filled cushions and broad, soft rings are the ultimate for a better seal (even with eyewear) and better comfort. Padded wide headband with four point steel suspension band cushions the head while suspension distributes consistent pressure throughout the life of the product. Stainless steel construction resists bending and warping. Earcup pivot points allow wearers to tilt and adjust earcups for optimum comfort and efficiency. *Peltor Helmet Attachments Guide Helmet Manufacturer Helmet Model Peltor Product Codes Retrofit Codes MSA Super V-Gard II P3E (Z3E) MSA V-Gard P3E (Z3E) Protector Elite 300 P3E (Z3E) Protector Tuffmaster II P3E or P3G (Z3E or Z3G) Protector HC600V P3G (Z3G) Protector Tuffmaster Lite P3G (Z3G) Unisafe Unilite P3G (Z3G) NZ Safety 410 P3M (Z3M) NZ Safety 620V P3M (Z3M) Z3E Z3M Z3G H10 P3E Series Helmet Attachment If you need to change your current Peltor helmet attached ear muffs to fit a different helmet We recommend using the appropriate Z3* adapter (see selection table above) depending on the type of helmet you need to fit to. To retrofit the appropriate Z3* adapter onto the existing P3* helmet attachment connection, use a Phillips screwdriver to take out the current Z3* adapter and replace with new Z3* adapter. 14 3M™ Peltor™ H10 Series Extreme Performance (Class 5) The H10 Series is a high performance hearing protector and has been developed for use in extremely noisy environments. The protection is based on a technology with a double casing minimising resonance in the casing giving optimum low-frequency attenuation. An acoustic connection between the inner and outer casings provide maximum low-frequency attenuation. The sealing rings are broad and filled with liquid and foam for the best fit and low contact pressure. The H10 Series stands for effective protection and highest comfort for the wearer. This product is also available in neon yellow for workers who need hearing protection to be extra visible – on road construction sites, airports or other high-risk workplaces. H10 Series Headband Features and Benefits: Description Comfortable • Generous inside depth helps the ears to rest comfortably • Broad sealing rings • Sealing rings filled with liquid and foam filling for the best fit and low contact pressure Effective • Very high attenuation • Unique band design, stainless steel wire for constant pressure over long periods of use • Double casing that minimises resonance and provides maximum low-frequency attenuation Versatile • Various versions available to fit any situation: foldable, neckband, high visibility, helmet mounted versions H10 Series Headband Product Code H10A SLC80: 33dB (Class 5) H10 Series Neckband No headband for complete compatibility with other head worn PPE equipment. SLC80: 34dB (Class 5) Description H10 Series Neckband Product Code H10B H10 Series Hi-Viz Headband For workers in need of extra visibility, for example road workers and ground handling staff at airports. SLC80: 33dB (Class 5) H10 Series Helmet Attachment Various versions for different safety helmets. (See page 14) SLC80: 33dB (Class 5) Product Code H10P3E, H10P3G or H10P3M 15 Description H10 Series Hi-Viz Headband Product Code H10A HV Hygiene Kit Description H10 Model Kit Product Code HY10 Peltor™ Earmuffs 3M™ Peltor™ H7 Series Deluxe (Class 5) The H7 Series has been developed for demanding noisy environments with increased low frequency attenuation. The sealing rings are filled with a unique combination of liquid and foam. The result is an optimum seal with low contact pressure, this provides agreeable comfort even during long-term use. The H7 Series is a suitable choice for typical environments with substantial industrial noise or construction machinery, airports and agricultural work. The product is also available in a di-electric version without visible metal parts. Features and Benefits: H7 Series Headband Comfortable • Generous inside depth helps the ears to rest comfortably • Soft and wide sealing rings filled with a unique combination of foam and liquid to offer optimum sealing and low pressure • Sealing rings with ventilation channels and covered with soft, patterned hygienic foil Effective • High attenuation despite lightness and low profile • Unique band design, stainless steel wire for constant pressure over long periods of use Versatile • Various versions available to fit any situation: headband, neckband, foldable, helmet mounted versions Description H7 Series Headband Product Code H7A Description H7 Series Headband, Di-electric Product Code H7A-02 SLC80: 30dB (Class 5) H7 Series Neckband No headband for complete compatibility with other head worn PPE equipment. SLC80: 28dB (Class 5) Description H7 Series Neckband Product Code H7B Description H7 Series Neckband, Di-electric Product Code H7B-01 H7 Series Folding Headband Easy-to-store solution. SLC80: 31dB (Class 5) H7 Series Helmet Attachment Various versions for different safety helmets. (See page 14) SLC80: 30dB (Class 5) Product Code H7P3E, H7P3G or H7P3M 16 Description H7 Series Folding Headband Product Code H7F Description H7 Series Folding Headband Hi-Viz Model Product Code H7F-HV Hygiene Kit Description H7 Model Kit Product Code HY3 3M™ Peltor™ H6 Series Low Profile (Class 4) The H6 Series is specially engineered for high comfort and continuous wear. They provide effective noise protection for daily exposures up to 105dB(A). The foam sealing rings provide a quality noise seal with low pressure for all day wearer comfort. Features and Benefits: H6 Series Headband Comfortable • Low profile and light (132g) to make it easy to team with other equipment • Stainless steel headband wires with four point suspension help distribute cushion pressure evenly Description H6 Series Headband Product Code H6A SLC80: 22dB (Class 4) H6 Series Neckband No headband for complete compatibility with other head worn PPE equipment. SLC80: 22dB (Class 4) Effective • Good attenuation coupled with light weight low profile design • Earcups pivot for consistent fit Versatile • Various versions available to fit any situation: headband, neckband, foldable, helmet mounted versions Description H6 Series Neckband Product Code H6B H6 Series Folding Headband Easy store solution. SLC80: 23dB (Class 4) H6 Series Helmet Attachment Various versions for different safety helmets (See page 14). SLC80: 22dB (Class 4) Product Code H6P3E, H6P3G or H6P3M 17 Description H6 Series Folding Headband Product Code H6F Hygiene Kit Description H6 Model Kit Product Code HY5 Peltor™ Earmuffs 3M™ Peltor™ H9 Series Select Performance (Class 4) The H9 Series offers versatile protection and is very lightweight providing high wearer comfort. It combines a low profile with generous inner depth which makes it easy to combine with other equipment, allowing the ear to rest comfortably. H9 Series earmuffs are your choice for both short and long duration tasks. It is ideal for use in environments with moderate industrial noise, such as workshops, sheet-metal shops and printing works, but also suitable outdoors, such as lawn mowing or in connection with hobby and leisure activities. H9 Series Headband Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Extremely low profile and light (220g) to make it easy to team with other equipment • Generous inside depth to help the ears rest comfortably • Soft and wide sealing rings Description H9 Series Headband Product Code H9A SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) H9 Series Neckband No headband for complete compatibility with other head worn PPE equipment. SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) Effective • High attenuation despite lightness and low profile • Unique band design, stainless steel wire for constant pressure over long periods of use Versatile • Various versions available to fit any situation: headband, neckband, helmet mounted versions Description H9 Series Neckband Product Code H9B H9 Series Folding Headband Easy store solution. SLC80: 25dB (Class 4) Description H9 Series Folding Headband Product Code H9F Hygiene Kit H9 Series Helmet Attachment Various versions for different safety helmets (See page 14). SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) Product Code H9P3E, H9P3G or H9P3M 18 Description H9 Model Kit Product Code HY5 3M™ Peltor™ H61 Series – Select Performance (Class 3) A lightweight, slimline range that has been developed for portability, storage and optimum fit. H61 Series Folding Headband Features and Benefits Comfortable • Low profile to fit under ballistic helmets • Wide comfortable sealing rings filled with fluid and foam to provide optimum sealing and low contact pressure Effective • Stainless steel wire band for constant pressure over time • SLC80 (21dB) Class 3 Description H61 Series Folding Product Code H61FA/V SLC80: 21dB (Class 3) Description H61 Series Neckband Product Code H61B/V SLC80: 21dB (Class 3) Hygiene Kit 19 Description HY5 Model Kit Product Code HY5 Peltor™ Earmuffs 3M™ Peltor™ Kid™ Earmuffs Children’s hearing is extremely sensitive and they have very little protection against harmful noise levels. Peltor Kid hearing protectors can attenuate harmful noise levels without completely shutting out other ambient sounds. These ear muffs are recommended for use by children up to age seven. Peltor Kid comes in two characteristic colours – neon pink and neon green – for high visibility and fun. Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Wide, comfortable sealing rings are filled with a unique combination of fluid and foam, which gives optimum sealing and low contact pressure, ensuring the best possible comfort even during long periods of use. Effective • Easy to wear, low profile muff • Attenuation: Tested to EN352-1, SNR 27dB (Certified to European Standard) Description 3M Peltor Kid headband, Neon Pink Product Code H510AK-442-RE Description 3M Peltor Kid headband, Neon Green Product Code H510AK-442-GB Hygiene Kit Description Kid Model Fit Product Code HY6/V 20 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs with Active Listening 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical™ XP Headset Electronic Active Listening Hearing Protector With a new revolutionary digital circuit, Tactical XP allows the user to be extremely selective of what the wearer wants to hear. Tactical XP is equipped with the following functions: volume for the active listening function, balance, adjustable release time, equaliser and volume for external input. With these new functions and features the user is able to adjust the active listening function to better suit a particular environment or situation. This product is ideal for workers with noise induced hearing loss because it can help improve a workers ability to hear high frequency sounds. A ghost voice guides the user in the menu system. Tactical XP is available as a headset, wired or wireless (Bluetooth™). Features and Benefits: 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical™ XP Folding Headband Comfortable • Soft padded head band with wires of stainless steel • Contoured cushions provide enhanced slip resistance and a reliable seal • High Attenuating shells Convenient • Available as headset • Ghost voice guidance • Equaliser and volume for external input Effective • SLC80: 28dB (Class 5) • Active listening function • Warning signal when power is low Description Tactical XP Folding Headband Product Code MT1H7F2 Hygiene Kit Product Code HY79 Operating Time Approximately 1000 hours with AA batteries 21 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs with Active Listening 3M™ Peltor™ Pro-Tac™ II Electronic Active Listening Earmuff With the Pro-Tac II, you are not shut off from the environment, which can be both dangerous and inconvenient. You always hear what is going on around you and can be confident that your hearing is protected. Active Listening function in the stereo lets you hear ambient sound: conversation, machine sounds and warning signals. The control buttons are easily accessible and logically positioned, making it easy to adjust ambient noise. Features and Benefits: Comfortable • Headband wires of stainless steel • Contoured cushions provide enhanced slip resistance and a reliable seal • High Attenuating shells • Plenty of space for the ear Convenient • Easy accessible control buttons • Last setting is stored when switched off 3M™ Peltor™ Pro-Tac™ II Headband Description Pro-Tac II Headband Product Code MT15H7A2-SV Effective • SLC : 30dB (Class 5) • Automatic shut-off after two hours if no function is used • Warning signal when power is low, before shut-off Hygiene Kit Product Code HY79 Operating Time Approximately 1000 hours with AA batteries 22 3M™ Peltor™ SportTac™ Electronic Active Listening Earmuffs SportTac earmuffs are developed specifically for hunting and sports shooting. The smooth, active listening function eliminates abrupt sound cut-off. They protect against harmful impulse noises while letting in, and even amplifying, ambient sounds. Interchangeable shells make it easy to change colour. Features and Benefits: 3M™ Peltor™ SportTac™ Hunting Model Folding Headband Comfortable • Lightweight, only 318g Convenient • Collapsible for easy storage • Equipped with automatic shut-off function • Active listening function that lets you hear ambient sound, conversation and warning signals Effective • SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) Versatile • Designed to be compatible with other PPE • Audio input jack for external radio 3M™ Peltor™ SportTac™ Shooting Model Folding Headband This model shares the features and benefits of the Hunting Model, but offers different coloured replacement shells. SLC80: 24dB (Class 4) Description SportTac Shooting Model Folding Headband Product Code MT16H210F-478-RD Packaging 1 pair of red and black shells included 23 Description SportTac Hunting Model Folding Headband Product Code MT16H210F-478-GN Packaging 1 pair of orange and green shells included Hygiene Kit Product Code HY21 Operating Time Approximately 600 hours with AAA batteries 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs with Active Listening 3M™ Peltor™ Push to Listen™ Earmuff Peltor Push to Listen (PTL) lets workers listen to low level sounds safely without removing their muffs. Just push the button on the PTL muff and speech and sounds “outside” the muff cup can be heard “inside” – clearly and safely. After 30 seconds, the muff automatically returns to its protection. To listen again, just push again. It’s that simple. To listen with standard earmuffs, many workers lift their earcups or remove their muff completely. This exposes them to the dangerous noise (see page 29, 100% usage). The Push To Listen feature is in one earcup only. Other cup is standard protection style. Features and Benefits: 3M™ Peltor™ Push to Listen™ Earmuff Comfortable • Padded, wide headband with four-point steel suspension improves “hold” with less pressure • Patented liquid and foam filled cushions for optimum seal and comfort Convenient • On/off listening button with fingertip control • Battery compartment designed for easy access Versatile • Pivoting earcups tilt to easily fit most facial profiles Effective • SLC80: 30dB (Class 5) Description PTL Headband Product Code H7A-PTL PTL Hi-Viz Headband The neon yellow Hi-Viz version is a perfect choice for road construction, airport and utility workers. SLC80: 30dB (Class 5) H7 Series PTL Helmet attachment Various versions for different safely helmets (see page 14). SLC80: 28dB (Class 5) Product Code H7P3E-PTL or H7P3G-PTL Description PTL Hi-Viz Headband Product Code H7A HV-PTL Hygiene Kit Product Code HY53 Operating Time Approximately 270 hours with AA batteries 24 3M™ Peltor™ Workstyle Solutions Peltor Workstyle Solution earmuffs protect your hearing effectively and at the same time you can enjoy listening to the radio. All models feature a short, flexible antenna that provides excellent reception. Worktunes Plus provides all of this and active listening. This range also includes a Bluetooth™ option. Features and Benefits: 3M™ Peltor™ Worktunes™ Plus Comfortable • H eadband wires of stainless steel • Contoured cushions provide enhanced slip resistance and a reliable seal • High Attenuating shells Description Worktunes Plus Headband Product Code M2RX7A-290 Hygiene Kit Product Code Convenient HY79 Operating Time Approximately 100 hours with AA batteries • S urround sound active listening amplifies low level sounds • Easy to handle radio and active listening control knobs • Easily accessible control buttons for AM/FM-radio • Audio input jack allows connection to MP3 players (cord sold separately). Effective • SLC80: 28dB (Class 5) 3M™ Peltor™ Worktunes™ Plus with Bluetooth™ Connect (stream) to your mobile phone to ensure you don't miss those important calls. Stream music from your MP3 player. SLC80: 28dB (Class 5) 3M™ Peltor™ Worktunes II Headband Passive ear muff with AM/FM radio. SLC80: 30dB (Class 5) Description Worktunes Plus Bluetooth Headband Product Code M2RX7AWS4 Description Worktunes II Headband Note: Bluetooth version is FM only Product Code HRX52A-290-SV-GU Hygiene Kit Product Code Hygiene Kit (Worktunes II) Product Code HY79 Operating Time Approximately 100 hours with AA batteries HY6 25 3M™ E-A-R™ Attenuation Data No Roll Down Earplugs Push-Ins™ with Grip Rings (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 24.4 24.3 25.7 28.6 33.8 37.0 39.8 Standard Deviation dB 5.9 5.0 6.0 6.5 3.4 5.7 8.8 SLC80: 26dB Class 5 E-A-Rsoft™ Yellow Neons (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 21.9 22.2 24.5 25.7 31.3 42.7 42.5 Standard Deviation dB 8.1 7.4 7.7 6.2 4.8 5.5 7.9 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 Push-Ins™ (Corded) Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 25.4 Standard Deviation dB 9.1 E-A-Rsoft™ Metal Detectable Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 21.9 22.2 Standard Deviation dB 8.1 7.4 250 24.0 8.2 500 24.7 8.4 1000 2000 4000 8000 25.9 34.2 36.0 37.0 7.4 4.8 4.7 5.7 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 Express™ (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 19.3 19.2 Standard Deviation dB 8.3 7.6 500 19.6 8.4 1000 2000 4000 8000 21.4 30.6 32.3 35.4 5.0 5.3 4.5 5.0 SLC80: 19dB Class 3 500 28.2 8.7 1000 2000 4000 8000 29.7 34.9 44.2 45.3 7.3 4.5 5.2 7.7 SLC80: 26dB Class 5 Disposable Earplugs Taperfit™ 2 Uncorded Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 23.6 Standard Deviation dB 6.9 250 24.6 8.8 E-A-Rsoft™ FX (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 500 Mean Attenuation dB 28.5 27.3 28.3 Standard Deviation dB 6.5 5.3 6.7 125 19.8 9.2 250 20.6 8.6 500 27.8 7.3 1000 2000 4000 8000 27.4 31.0 38.7 41.2 8.7 6.3 6.1 9.2 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 Classic™ (Corded) Frequency Mean Attenuation dB Standard Deviation dB 125 19.0 6.7 250 19.0 5.1 500 25.1 7.9 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.9 30.7 37.0 39.3 7.5 6.9 5.5 9.0 SLC80: 21dB Class 3 Classic™ Platinum Frequency Mean Attenuation dB Standard Deviation dB 125 19.8 6.3 250 20.5 6.6 500 27.0 8.8 1000 2000 4000 8000 28.5 30.4 38.1 40.9 7.9 6.6 5.5 5.6 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 Classic™ Superfit™30 (Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 21.7 22.9 Standard Deviation dB 7.8 7.3 500 25.2 7.8 1000 2000 4000 8000 25.2 31.9 40.6 39.4 6.5 4.8 5.5 8.9 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 Classic™ Superfit™30 (Corded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 19.4 21.2 Standard Deviation dB 6.9 5.5 500 23.6 5.6 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.6 30.9 39.4 40.3 5.7 4.8 4.9 8.5 SLC80: 22dB Class 4 E-A-Rsoft™ Superfit™ (Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 25.9 25.9 Standard Deviation dB 8.2 8.7 500 28.1 9.8 1000 2000 4000 8000 28.1 33.8 46.3 46.3 8.1 5.2 5.4 5.7 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 E-A-Rsoft™ Superfit™ (Corded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 27.3 27.0 Standard Deviation dB 8.7 9.5 500 28.8 9.5 1000 2000 4000 8000 28.0 33.2 46.2 46.6 8.9 5.8 4.0 4.4 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 1000 2000 4000 8000 25.7 31.3 42.7 42.5 6.2 4.8 5.5 7.9 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 500 24.2 8.0 1000 2000 4000 8000 28.0 33.6 35.0 41.5 8.3 8.2 10.4 9.4 SLC80: 22dB Class 4 Reusable Earplugs Ultrafit™27 (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 23.3 22.6 Standard Deviation dB 7.4 7.5 Ultrafit™ (Corded & Uncorded) & Metal Detectable Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 19.1 18.9 21.2 20.5 28.9 32.1 36.3 Standard Deviation dB 8.1 8.1 9.3 5.7 6.8 10.6 11.0 SLC80: 18dB Class 3 1000 2000 4000 8000 28.5 36.0 45.2 46.7 6.8 4.8 6.5 6.4 SLC80: 26dB Class 5 Classic™ Uncorded Frequency Mean Attenuation dB Standard Deviation dB 500 24.5 7.7 Ultrafit™ Plus (Corded) Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 22.5 Standard Deviation dB 9.5 250 22.0 10.2 500 22.9 9.5 1000 2000 4000 8000 26.4 30.6 33.3 36.7 9.3 8.0 11.7 10.5 SLC80: 19dB Class 3 Combat Arms Green End Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 22.0 Standard Deviation dB 8.0 250 20.7 8.8 500 21.6 9.9 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.3 30.2 29.9 38.9 9.1 7.6 11.3 10.9 SLC80: 17dB Class 2 Combat Arms Yellow End Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 5.3 Standard Deviation dB 4.8 250 5.7 4.1 500 8.6 4.4 1000 2000 4000 8000 15.4 23.6 20.6 19.7 5.0 6.3 5.6 4.7 SLC80: 11dB Class 1 EZ-Ins™ (Corded & Uncorded) Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 18.7 19.5 Standard Deviation dB 8.4 8.6 500 21.2 7.1 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.6 29.0 34.3 38.0 5.9 5.5 7.4 7.9 SLC80: 20dB Class 3 Swerve™ with FLEX™ 28 Tips Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 24.7 24.6 Standard Deviation dB 10.0 10.1 500 21.7 7.0 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.5 31.8 36.0 36.2 7.5 6.7 7.2 8.9 SLC80: 20dB Class 3 Swerve™ with Comfort Pods Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 25.6 23.5 Standard Deviation dB 8.2 8.3 500 21.4 5.9 1000 2000 4000 8000 23.7 33.5 37.4 39.7 4.3 4.6 7.0 6.9 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 E-A-Rflex™ Foam Tips Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 14.7 Standard Deviation dB 11.5 500 17.0 7.5 1000 2000 4000 8000 19.4 27.2 33.1 32.6 7.9 8.3 6.7 13.1 SLC80: 15dB Class 2 250 12.8 8.7 E-A-Rflex™ with Metal Detectable Premoulded Tips Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 19.0 15.2 19.5 19.3 23.3 25.2 32.6 Standard Deviation dB 9.6 6.2 7.4 7.4 8.5 8.9 8.6 SLC80: 15dB Class 2 26 3M™ Peltor™ Attenuation Data H10A Headband & Hi Viz Headband Frequency 125 250 500 Mean Attenuation dB 17.9 23.4 35.1 Standard Deviation dB 3.2 2.6 2.6 H10B Neckband Frequency 125 Mean Attenuation dB 17.0 Standard Deviation dB 2.7 250 24.0 3.4 500 35.2 3.3 H6F Folding Headband Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 10.0 10.4 Standard Deviation dB 3.5 3.6 500 22.4 3.1 H9F Folding Headband Frequency 125 250 Mean Attenuation dB 11.5 13.8 Standard Deviation dB 2.9 3.3 1000 2000 4000 8000 40.6 35.1 41.8 40.4 4.5 3.5 3.4 3.7 SLC80: 33dB Class 5 1000 2000 4000 8000 34.8 32.1 31.3 30.6 3.4 5.5 4.0 4.0 SLC80: 25dB Class 4 H9P3E, H9P3G & H9P3M Helmet Attachment Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 9.9 13.2 23.5 31.3 33.8 31.3 29.6 Standard Deviation dB 2.9 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 4.2 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 H61 Folding Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 9.7 10.1 22.5 27.6 32.2 38.1 36.0 Standard Deviation dB 3.8 4.8 6.4 4.0 4.1 4.6 5.4 SLC80: 21dB Class 3 H61 Neckband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 8.3 9.7 22.8 28.2 31.2 36.3 36.6 Standard Deviation dB 4.3 5.5 4.2 2.4 3.8 4.7 4.2 SLC80: 21dB Class 3 Kid’s Series- both models Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 11.6 18.7 27.5 32.9 33.6 36.1 35.8 Standard Deviation dB 4.2 3.6 2.5 2.7 3.4 3.0 3.8 SNR 27dB (Certified to European Standard EN352) Tactical XP Folding Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 13.6 18.2 29.4 32.0 35.3 35.8 37.9 Standard Deviation dB 5.4 4.5 4.2 3.3 2.9 3.1 5.6 SLC80: 28dB Class 5 Pro Tac II Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 16.2 21.7 29.7 34.0 35.3 34.8 37.5 Standard Deviation dB 4.9 4.9 4.3 2.4 2.9 3.0 3.0 SLC80: 30dB Class 5 SportTac Shooting & Hunting Folding Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 10.5 15.0 23.9 25.3 30.9 38.7 40.2 Standard Deviation dB 3.0 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.2 6.4 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 H7 Push to Listen Headband & Hi-Viz Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 15.1 22.4 30.9 36.8 35.8 34.8 35.2 Standard Deviation dB 4.3 2.9 4.5 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.8 SLC80: 30dB Class 5 H7P3E-PTL & H7P3G-PTL Helmet Attachment Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 14.0 18.8 27.6 32.4 35.0 33.0 32.0 Standard Deviation dB 3.7 4.0 4.4 3.5 3.7 3.5 5.4 SLC80: 28dB Class 5 Worktunes II Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 13.3 22.1 31.6 39.4 35.3 44.3 38.2 Standard Deviation dB 2.4 4.5 6.5 5.7 4.5 4.4 7.0 SLC80: 30dB Class 5 Worktunes Plus Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 14.8 21.9 29.2 33.2 31.2 37.8 37.5 Standard Deviation dB 3.5 4.4 4.7 3.3 4.0 5.9 5.3 SLC80: 28dB Class 5 1000 2000 4000 8000 40.1 36.4 41.1 38.6 3.2 2.9 2.9 3.7 SLC80: 34dB Class 5 H10P3E, H10P3G & H10P3M Helmet Attachment Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 17.6 23.5 35.0 40.5 35.0 41.7 41.3 Standard Deviation dB 2.9 3.1 3.9 3.3 2.2 3.1 3.2 SLC80: 33dB C lass 5 H7A Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 12.6 20.1 32.1 35.8 36.3 39.1 39.8 Standard Deviation dB 2.8 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.7 2.5 4.0 SLC80: 30dB Class 5 H7B Neckband & Di-electric Neckband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 10.5 18.9 30.0 34.6 35.7 38.7 39.8 Standard Deviation dB 3.4 3.9 5.3 4.5 6.3 4.4 4.2 SLC80: 28dB Class 5 H7F Folding Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 13.4 20.7 31.9 35.9 37.3 39.0 38.9 Standard Deviation dB 2.7 3.3 3.5 2.5 5.1 2.8 4.5 SLC80: 31dB Class 5 H7P3E, H7P3G & H7P3M Helmet Attachment Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 17.9 23.4 35.1 40.6 35.1 41.8 40.4 Standard Deviation dB 3.2 2.6 2.6 4.5 3.5 3.4 3.7 SLC80: 30dB Class 5 H6A Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 9.6 9.8 21.1 31.0 27.2 31.6 29.7 Standard Deviation dB 4.2 3.3 3.6 3.1 4.1 2.9 3.8 SLC80: 22dB Class 4 H6B Neckband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 10.1 10.9 20.7 30.5 29.6 32.2 30.0 Standard Deviation dB 4.0 4.2 4.1 3.6 4.5 3.5 5.0 SLC80: 22dB Class 4 1000 2000 4000 8000 31.8 31.9 31.3 32.0 3.9 5.2 3.8 3.3 SLC80: 23dB Class 4 H6P3E, H6P3G & H6P3M Helmet Attachment Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 9.6 10.7 20.2 29.9 32.3 33.1 30.4 Standard Deviation dB 3.4 3.7 4.1 2.6 5.4 3.2 2.9 SLC80: 22dB Class 4 H9A Headband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 8.2 12.8 25.3 33.6 28.9 30.1 32.3 Standard Deviation dB 3.8 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.1 5.4 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 H9B Neckband & Di-electric Neckband Frequency 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mean Attenuation dB 9.6 13.2 23.3 33.3 32.1 31.9 31.8 Standard Deviation dB 3.8 3.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 3.0 3.8 SLC80: 24dB Class 4 27 500 24.6 2.9 Technical Information Hearing Protection Use and Care Disposable Earplugs How to use Care and cleaning Slowly roll and compress foam earplugs into a very thin cylinder. While compressed, insert the earplug well into the ear canal. Fitting is easier if you reach around the head to pull the ear outward and upward during insertion. Keep the earplugs clean and free from material that can irritate the ear canal. Reach around the back of your head and pull outward on the ear while inserting the plug until you feel it sealing. This may seem tight at first, especially if you have never worn earplugs. Pre-moulded earplugs could last several months depending on the plug type, your work environment, hygiene and body chemistry. They should be replaced if they shrink, harden, tear, crack or become permanently deformed. Wash them in warm soapy water and rinse well. When dry, store them in a carrying case. Hold the large ends of the pods and swivel them to direct the tips into the ear canal openings. Firmly push and wiggle the pods into the ear canal until a snug seal is obtained. Pulling on the outer ear while pushing the pods will be helpful to most wearers. Most semi-aural hearing protectors can be cleaned in the same way as pre-moulded earplugs. Since the band holds the tips in place to provide an acoustic seal, do not tamper with it otherwise the protection afforded by the device may be reduced. Earmuffs must fully enclose the ears to seal against the head. Adjust the headband so cushions exert even pressure around the ears to get the best noise reduction. Pull hair back and out from beneath the cushions. Do not wear caps, store pencils behind the ear or anything that may break the seal. Cushions can be cleaned with warm soapy water and rinsed thoroughly. Do not use alcohol or solvents. Cushions normally need replacing at least twice a year or more – whenever they become stiff, cracked, or do not seal. Do not modify earmuffs in any way, and especially do not stretch or abuse the headband as this will reduce protection. Reusable Pre Moulded Earplugs Banded Earplugs Earmuffs 28 Easy To Damage - Easy To Protect Pin falling on floor dB(A) 0 10 20 Soft whisper 30 40 50 Conversation Lawnmowing 60 80 70 90 Threshold of hearing Jet take off Riveting 100 110 120 130 140 Pain Threshold Daily exposure causes slight hearing loss. Hearing protectors suggested Daily exposure causes moderate to severe loss. Hearing protectors required Brief exposure can cause permanent loss Short exposure causes moderate to severe loss. Wear hearing protectors with extra care 100% Usage Damage to hearing depends not only on the actual noise level but also exposure time. Just five minutes carelessness during an eight-hour day can potentially lead to lifelong hearing loss. That’s why 100% usage is critical in noisy environments if you are to get the protection that the chosen hearing protector provides. Choose a comfortable hearing protector that suits you and your needs. 100% usage. Gives the expected protection. 99% usage. Just five minutes carelessness per day significantly reduces the effect of the hearing protector. 100% usage - the only secure protection from hearing loss 29 90% usage. Virtually no protection. dB(A) Technical Information Cross Section Of Ear Bone Conduction Paths Semicircular Canals Pinna Middle Ear Audio Nerve Inner Ear Air Conduction Paths Cochlea Ear Canal Bone Eardrum Middle Ear Ossicles Cartlidge Oval Window with stapes attached Eustachian Tube Outer Ear Injuries Are Lifelong The human ear is designed to pick up natural sounds. Many workplace processes and applications can generate noise levels that are potentially harmful to hearing. When the tiny sensory hair cells are repeatedly exposed to excessive doses of noise, they break. The surviving sensory hair cells can only process a fraction of the usual information transfer, thus leading to permanent hearing damage. Normal ear showing an electron micrograph of tiny sensory hair cells that are responsible for processing sound vibration into meaningful information. Damaged ear showing an electron micrograph of tiny sensory hair cells broken as a result of repeated exposure to loud noise resulting in permanent hearing loss. 30 Training and Support 3M’s team of Technical Specialists offer support and training to meet the needs of our customers. They can provide customers: • Initial and ongoing technical support • Advice and training for your company, including hazard audits for your workplace • Can organise for fit testing for respiratory and hearing protection No matter how effective a piece of PPE is, it will offer little or no protection if it is not fitted and worn correctly. Proper inspection, cleaning and storage is vital for safety equipment that protects a worker's health and well being. That is why 3M offers training programmes that explain the correct way to fit, inspect clean and store the PPE designed and manufactured by our company. 3M TechAssist 3M TechAssist is the ideal point of contact for your questions, especially when you require a prompt answer. Supported locally by trained staff, and supported further by our global 3M technical team. Customers can contact TechAssist to answer questions you have on product information, technical advice, guidance with product selection, New Zealand Standards and other important information you need to know on a day-to-day basis. You can contact 3M’s TechAssist service by ringing the free TechAssist Helpline on 0800 364 357 Nationwide Distributor Network 3M distributes a wide range of workplace safety products through a large distributor network throughout New Zealand. 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