In the world of occupational safety, prevention is the key to preserving the health of employees. John, a dedicated prevention officer at Onion Group, has experienced the impact of hearing protection on the safety and productivity of his colleagues. In our interview with John, we discovered how HearingCoach adds value to the safety policy of TopTaste and LionFood, part of Onion Group.
Background on Onion Group and John’s Role
With 14 years of experience at Onion Group, John has developed a keen eye for the safety needs of the company. At Onion Group, renowned for its production of fried onions, John is responsible for approximately 100 employees within the production team. The production process involves peeling, frying, packaging, and shipping fried onions. The machines in the production hall generate significant noise, ranging between 83 dB and 84 dB, making hearing protection mandatory at Onion Group.
Sound Intensity and Preventive Measures
John himself unfortunately has experience with hearing problems and is familiar with tinnitus. That’s why he emphasizes the importance of awareness and the mandatory use of hearing protection at sound levels above 85 dB. He points out that this is not only a legal obligation but also essential for the well-being of the employees.
The sound intensity in the production facility of Onion Group requires preventive measures to prevent hearing loss. John has been working closely with Jordie, CEO of HearingCoach, for many years for this purpose.
Healthy Hearing Program
HearingCoach not only provides hearing protection but goes beyond with the “Healthy Hearing Program.” This is an all-encompassing trajectory where, first and foremost, workplace sound risks are identified. Employees carry microphones during a workday, enabling accurate sound measurements and mapping of sounds in the workplace. This makes the risks concrete and transparent, aiding John in raising awareness among his employees.
HearingCoach also assists in creating a personal risk profile. You can see how your hearing will develop until the age of 65 if nothing is done to prevent hearing damage.
The Practice: Hearing Protection in Daily Routine
John shares his experience in dealing with employees and the implementation of hearing protection within Onion Group. He emphasizes the challenges of maintaining compliance but also highlights that the vast majority of employees wear hearing protection. However, there are always some employees who try to evade the obligation.
“My biggest concern is the health of my colleagues. HearingCoach helps me bring awareness to the necessity.”
HearingCoach: a reliable partner in hearing protection
John shares his positive experiences with HearingCoach as a supplier of hearing protection equipment for Onion Group. He appreciates not only the quality of the products but also the flexibility and prompt service provided by HearingCoach.
“HearingCoach is always clear about delivery times, and fitting for hearing protection takes only a few minutes.”
The added value of HearingCoach in ensuring hearing safety in the workplace is evident: the preventive approach, the quality of the products, and the flexibility of the supplier contribute to a safer and more productive working environment for Onion Group. HearingCoach proves to be not just a supplier of hearing protection but a reliable partner placing employee health at the forefront.
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