|Review by greggr||posted 10-16-2009 08:41 PM||4354 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
- AO Safety / Peltor Work Tunes AM/FM/MP3 Hearing Protection
- Brand: AO Safety | Category: Safety Equipment
I bought a pair of these a few months ago after checking with my supervisor for approval. They work great, especially the Mp3 feature. With an el-cheapo generic Mp3 they will play for about 10 hours until the Mp3 battery needs a recharge. The sound is excellent and blocks out most of the surrounding noise. Herein lies the “but”.
Unfortunately my employer has reversed on approval after several other people started using the same unit. Their reasoning (and I guess I agree reluctantly) is the unit blocks too much noise and as such is a safety hazard! They are worried about people needing to hear moving equipment and not hearing out of the ordinary loud warning sounds or shouted warnings of impending trouble. Their insurance companies and UC comp. people adamantly agree with the position. I would definitely think this one over carefully before buying. Adding sound to a sound cancellation device does bring in a whole new factor in an industrial work setting.