3M™ E-A-R™ Detectable™ Tracer Ear Plugs 32dB - 86299011000

Ideal for the food industry
  • Made from highly-visible non food colour blue vinyl making them easily detectable if lost
  • Detectable Ear Plugs are ideal for work places with strict compliance like the food manufacturing industry
  • Tracer ear plugs contain a surgical grade magnetic ball-bearing in the stem, which is traceable by most standard metal detectors
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3M™ E-A-R™ Detectable™ Tracer Ear Plugs 32dB

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£145.90 Incl. VAT: £175.08

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Supplied in : Pack of 50 pairs
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3M™ E-A-R™ Detectable™ Tracer Ear Plugs 32dB

  • Ear plugs feature a connecting cord which prevents accidental loss and is also fully metal detectable
  • The triple groove, tri-flange design provides optimum comfort and excellent 32dB protection
  • Made from durable pre-moulded silicone rubber that is soft for a comfortable wear but tough and durable for extended use
  • Longer stems make isertion and removal of the ear plugs easier
  • Tracer ear plugs are washable with mild soap and water to keep them clean and hygienic for every use
  • Non-allergic and non-toxic
  • Complies with BS.6344:2 and EN 352:2
  • CE marked
  • Price per pack of 50 pairs in re-sealable pillow packs
  • For additional ear protection solutions see Hearing Protection


Attenuation 32 dB
Brand 3M - E-A-R™
Colour(s) Blue
Material Cord - Vinyl Ear plug - soft polymer foam
Supplied in Pack of 50 pairs
Type Corded, detectable


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Legislation BS.6344:2 and EN 352:2

Good to know

Different industries require different types of hearing protection. Food manufacturing industries for example are known for their hot and dusty conditions that made hearing protector use difficult and uncomfortable. In this case, earplugs were generally preferred compared to earmuffs because the latter were difficult to keep clean and uncomfortable because of the sweat it generates around the ears.
Hygiene was the main factor affecting the choice of hearing protection for food industries. Disposable corded earplugs with metal tracers were the ideal choice because of their feature that can be easily detected should the earplugs enter food products.
The colour of earplugs helps improve the detectability as most are designed with high visibility colours to differentiate them from natural food colours.
Selecting the right type of hearing protection also depends on the level of attenuation it offers as different types of food industries have various levels of hazardous noise emissions. Bakery, dairy and confectionary industries produce noise levels from 85dB – 95dB while milling, drink production and meat industries propagates noise levels up to 100dB.

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