Covid-19 has impacted everyone around the world, but it has especially hit hard on industrial industries like manufacturing plants, construction, mining, production, and processing plants. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and the way we communicate.

People who we’re fortunate enough could work virtually from home and join meetings via Zoom. Meanwhile, industrial industries we’re forced to shut down and halt production for months.

PWC said, “Clearly, the manufacturing sector, which employs some 13 million workers in the US, is poised to hit hard during this outbreak, primarily for two reasons.” This was because manufacturing jobs are on-site and can’t be done remotely and second economic activity slowed the demand for industrial products.

Maintaining constant communication, like how we were before covid-19, is important during these times because,

  • A lower number of workers making communication harder between teams
  • Advisories that require staying a safe distance which means the way we have communicated before is changing.
  • Practicing social distancing in large groups has been clinically proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19

A year later, we are starting to see more and more people going back to work, and economic activity increases. This still can’t be done without proper protocols in place.

With manufacturing and processing plants running again, and construction and mining facilities back open, how do we continue to keep our workers safe while returning to work?

Aside from mask-wearing, disinfecting, and social distancing, we’ve seen the need to allow for more precautions. One way to help protect workers is through the use of communication headsets.

Now, this may not be your first thought, but manufacturing and industrial industries already communicate with the help of two-way radios and headsets even before the pandemic.

Communicating at a Distance

Headsets can help keep workers distanced and keep everyone connected to the conversation. 3M Peltor manufactures communication two-way radio headsets built especially for industries including,

  • Construction
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Heavy Infrastructure
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural Manufacturing
  • And more

First Source Wireless provides 3M Peltor hearing protection headsets that let you communicate with others while still keeping you at a safe distance.

This gives industrial workers the ability to follow safety guidelines without compromising communication on the job site.

We understand it’s important to stay healthy during these times and communicate from a distance.” Says Nick Hohman, Vice President of First Source Wireless. “Communication in businesses and between team members has changed drastically, meaning we need to find new solutions to protect not us but everyone around us.”

By using communication headsets, you’re only helping workers stay distant and ensuring everyone is on the same page.

The LiteCom Pro III headset by 3M PELTOR is a great option for industrial and manufacturing workers. This headset has over 70 two-way radio channels to connect everyone on your team to the same network.

The Peltor LiteCom is used by distribution and manufacturing plants to converse with workers in any part of the facility. These headsets are wireless and have a line of site of up to 2000 ft. It has the capabilities to protect the users' hearing if exposed to loud noise during the workday. Headsets allow you to transmit and receive critical information fast without the need to be nearby.


We understand the importance of safety in workplaces and keeping hands free. The LiteCom Pro III lets you stay hands-free by not having cords or cables that could get in the way while working.

This is done through Bluetooth which comes standard on the WS LiteCom Pro III.

Compatible with Hard Hats

Some plants and job sites require hard hats in dangerous areas and need to adhere to OSHA standards. The LiteCom headset comes with a hard hat model and can attach to hard hats. This lets team members wear the hard hat that’s required and continue to keep up with critical information they need to keep doing their job.


Headsets let workers stay distanced and follow proper guidelines without compromising communication across teams and job sites. The LiteCom Pro III and other communication headsets are a great solution for improving the industrial industry in times during covid-19 and way after.


Interested in LiteCom Pro III?

First Source Wireless provides communication headsets to industrial sectors improving their team’s performance. Interested in finding out more about the LiteCom Pro III headset or pricing variants? Our knowledgeable staff can help find the right one for any job. Call us at 800-991-4569 or via email at


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TAYLOR THOMAS is a Marketing Manager at First Source Wireless. With her experience in critical communications, she helped public safety professionals enhance their communication through the help of two-way radios and headsets.


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