3M World Hearing Celebration

Primary site: AMR – United States of America
Additional site(s): Canada

The 3M Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (US) Team and Personal Safety Division championed World Hearing Day by offering a host of activities for 3M employees working in 3M manufacturing facilities around the globe. We had two activities: 1) the Wall of Sound activity asked workers to post their favorite sounds on a giant ear poster and 2) Safe-in-Sound Selfies asked workers to download a sound level meter app and take a photo of themselves, wearing their hearing protectors, while doing their favorite noisy recreational activities. We also created a presentation of various hearing loss prevention and hearing appreciation messages to project throughout the workplaces. We started an internal website / community for postings and information. We had a social media campaign with messages about changing mindsets – hearing loss can be prevented – and the importance of protecting hearing from noise.

Live event: Yes
Screening: No
Traditional media: No
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: No
Participation of policymakers: No
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Wall of Favorite Sounds at 3M London, ON.

3M Indianapolis, IN. “Babies giggling” is a favorite!

Wall of Favorite Sounds at 3M Center St. Paul, MN

Wall of Favorite Sounds 3M Corona, CA.

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