More than 40 years ago this simple hearing protector, the world’s first foam ear plug, revolutionized hearing protection in the workplace and has remained to this day some of the widely used earplugs in the world. The 3M E-A-R Classic Ear Plugs are constructed from slow-recovery, low-pressure foam. They fit snugly to create a noise barrier that helps protect hearing from loud sounds. These ear plugs are stiff enough when compressed to make fitting easier, yet soft enough to be comfortable in the ear for extended wear. Bright yellow color allows supervisors to conduct quick visual, hearing protection compliance checks. Recommended applications include chipping, chiseling, drilling, furnace operations, grinding, heavy equipment operations, machining, pouring/casting, power fastening, riveting, sanding, sawing and welding. These ear plugs are commonly used in the following industries: agriculture, automotive, chemicals, construction, general manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. These earplugs have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 29 dB, CSA Class AL. Can be fit tested with the 3M E-A-Rfit Validation System. Moisture resistance helps maintain a consistent fit, even when humidity is present. Noise is not only present in our daily routines, but millions of Americans work in hazardous noise every day. Estimates from the National Institutes of Health suggest that approximately 15 percent of Americans (26 million people) between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss because of exposure to noise at work or throughout leisure activities. Hearing loss because of noise is almost entirely preventable by consistent use of hearing protection. Note: 3M strongly recommends fit testing of hearing protectors. Research suggests that many users will receive less noise reduction than indicated by the NRR because of variation in hearing protector fit, fitting skill, and motivation of the user. If the NRR is used, 3M recommends that it be reduced by 50% or in accordance with applicable regulations. Disclaimer: 3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labelled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use. Unless specifically stated differently on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products don’t seem to be intended, labelled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e. g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e. g., U. S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and limitations. Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, or death. For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.
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SECURE: Exposed cell surface texture resists movement and helps maintain an effective seal creating a comfortable, snug noise barrier. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 29 dB. CSA Class AL.
OUTSTANDING COMFORT: This unique slow-recovery, low-pressure foam and special cylindrical shape help reinforce comfort during the day by creating lower pressure in the ear canal.
SOFT SOUND-ABSORBING FOAM: Proprietary foam is to start with firm to make fitting the ear plug easier, then softens once it’s in the ear to comfortably conform to the unique shape of each ear canal.
SWEAT AND HUMIDITY RESISTANT: Classic ear plugs are resistant to moisture absorption for consistent fitting even in humid environments.
VERSATILE: Use even as chipping, chiseling, drilling, furnace operations, grinding, heavy equipment operations, machining, pouring/casting, power fastening, riveting, sanding, sawing and welding.
CLEAN STORAGE: Poly bag keeps each pair of uncorded earplugs clean before use.
For industrial/occupational uses only. Not for consumer sale or use.