The 3M Peltor X5A has a new groundbreaking technology which allows the X5 earmuffs to provide superior noise attenuation performance. The X-Series earmuffs are 3M’s latest advancement in hearing conservation. New technologies in comfort, design and protection all come together in this groundbreaking earmuff line. The wire headband on the X5A offers consistent pressure over prolonged wearing periods.
3M Peltor X5A earmuffs specifications:
* Unique attenuation as a result of specially-formulated foam featured in the earcups and cushions * Despite the larger earcups, the X5 remains relatively lightweight with excellent balance and comfort * Electrically insulated (dielectric) wire headband on model X5A * Ear cups tilt for optimum comfort and efficiency * Twin headband design helps reduce heat build-up * Wire headband offers comfortable pressure during prolonged usage * Very high attenuation earmuffs recommended for high-noise exposure applications
* Headband: SLC80 35dB (Class 5)
Suggested Applications: General Industry
Earmuffs are styles of a hearing protection that fit around our ear used to protect us from getting cold ears.Also,earmuffs can be used in the workplace or recreationally for loud activities, e.g. concerts, shooting firearms, heavy machinery, mowing, etc. Hearing protection in the work place in the United States is regulated by organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Hearing protection can be included in hearing conservation programs if noise exceeds a certain criteria.
OSHA recommends the use of hearing protection devices (HPD) when an employer is exposed to an average noise intensity of 85 dBA over an 8 hour shift. HPD is required when exposed to average noise intensity of 90 dBA or greater over an 8 hour shift. MSHA requires are similar to OSHA. OSHA and MSHA require the use of hearing protection for workers who have not had a baseline hearing test or have had a shift in hearing thresholds, called a standard threshold shift. 
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