protective ear plugs

ANSI Standard for Measuring Attenuation Revised Ahead of Labeling Change

The ANSI/ASA S12.6-2008 American National Standard Methods for Measuring Real-Ear Attenuation of Hearing Protectors has been released, in time for hearing protector manufacturers and hearing conservation professionals to use it in conjunction with EPA's rule changing protector NRR labels. The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) said yesterday that S12.6-200 "will be heavily referenced" in the EPA rule change affecting NRR labels on hearing protectors. That rule is expected by the end of this year or early in 2009.

The standard is available by calling 631-390-0215 or e-mailing asastds@aip.org. It specifies lab procedures for measuring, analyzing, and reporting the passive noise-reducing capabilities of hearing protectors. Two fitting procedures are provided for the human subjects involved in the tests: Method A, the trained-subject fit, and Method B, the inexperienced-subject fit.

Developed by Accredited Standards Committee S12, Noise, the standard does not specify minimum performance values for hearing protectors or address comfort or wearability, according to ASA.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus