Best ear plugs for ups?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Joelbaker, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    Don't know much about ear plugs and there's so many to choose from. Anyone know which brand, type or decibel rating works best to dull the noise of the belt and screaming sups?
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Before you spend your money....make sure managment permits you to wear them while working. They could consider them a safety hazard...if They interfere with your ability to hear an alarm, a belt buzzer or someone yelling for you to shut a belt off.
     
  3. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    Oh yes of course wouldn't want to cause a safety hazard and I think they're okay I'll double check tho. So something that has a lower decibel rating but not low enough to not dull the belt humming or sups screaming in the background and not too high that it'll cause me not to hear the irreg driver honking as he passes or other potential hazards.

    I was looking at a 12db and a 20db but they are for musicians. Wonder if they'll suffice or do I need ones geared towards machine noise.
     
  4. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    You don't need them, and they probably won't let you use them. Save your money.
     
  5. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    Oh and they're made by etymotic research btw and are reusable and come with a handy neck string so I don't lose them.
     
  6. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    Go to the autoshop sometimes they have the EAR plugs they'll give you a handful for free.
     
  7. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    Pretty sure they would they let people listen to music and don't care if they have both ear buds in unless they're causing problems but I don't like to bring my phone in so I thought to get ear buds. Oh and I wear ear warmers that muffle the sound a little bit cause I work nights and it gets real cold and they're okay with that but it's getting to the point where I get headaches every night mostly from loud shouting sups so I wanted something stronger..
     
  8. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    That's good to know thanks. I would just buy some cheap foams but figured I'd go through them like gloves and wanted something reusable and longer lasting.

    Which reminds me what gloves are best? I'm using nitrile ones atm by g&f and they're okay but don't grip plastic very well and can easily lose grip with dusty stuff don't last very long either.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The cheap foam disposable ones are probably your best bet.
     
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I think these ear plugs are stupid but maybe you can pull it off.

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  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    We've got a few deaf people in our building
     
  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Those say look at me, look at me. Sad...

    Why do young people wear a stocking cap in the middle of the summer?
     
  13. Married guys?
     
  14. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Get whatever is most comfortable. I used disposables that were packed in individual pairs (so if I took them out I could store them in their little pouch). A 26db NRR worked alright.
    Earplugs are free, @ CACH; and their usage is actively promoted.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Apparently they like the smell of stinky hair.
     
  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Maybe you should listen to what the sups are screaming about. They could be right for once.
     
  17. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Just go buy some, it doesn't really mater.
     
  18. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

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  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Maybe try sticking your fingers in your ears.
     
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I wear one of those Bluetooth devices that go around the neck. The earbuds are great hearing protection too. I use them while shooting guns at the range.
     
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