PPE Guide: All Ears

Kjersti Rutlin says the recategorisation of hearing protection under the new EU PPE Regulation signals a good opportunity to boost awareness of this important workplace issue The EU’s new PPE Regulation identifies workplace noise as a significant health risk, prompting a category change for hearing protection. The promotion of hearing conservation equipment to a higher…

More & Safe Sound than Ever

Have you “Heard” the News? According to the latest Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation in Europe (EU) 2016/425, harmful noise is now considered an irreversible health risk. As from April 2018, hearing protection will be re-classified from Category II to Category III types of risks, which means that protective equipment must pass stricter tests for…