ESSAY WINNER: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Krzystowczyk)

  This blog was written by Jacob Krzystowczyk, Winner of the 2016 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest. Jacob is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional with extensive experience in a broad range of workplaces in the Chemical Industry. Currently, he is a Corporate Industrial Hygienist at The Albemarle Corporation. Jacob will travel to Atlanta,

ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Made Easier

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  ANSI/ISEA 107 - the US standard addressing low worker visibility as an occupational hazard during the day, low-light conditions and at night, by ANSI direction is updated every 5 years. The most current edition published February 1, 2016. There are four main topics covered in today’s standard: garment design, performance of both retroreflective and background materials,

Have You Heard?

3M “Have You Heard?” aims to ask people from around the world why their hearing matters to them.  To prevent noise-induced hearing loss, 3M encourages workers to wear hearing protection when exposed to sound levels higher than 85 decibels ST. PAUL, Minn. - For an estimated 275 million people around the world, “What?” is an all too common question. That’s

3M Announces 30th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Recipients

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  3M’s Personal Safety Division has announced the winners of its 30th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. The 2016 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship recipients are as follows: Colleen Brents (Colorado State University) Michael Manning (University of Michigan) Yuan Shao (University of Minnesota) Each year, 3M Personal Safety Division awards a scholarship in the amount of

New Turnout Gear Trim Made with 3M Scotchlite Helps Firefighters Move

As firefighters’ jobs have evolved, so has their need for high-performance gear that holds up to demanding service calls with extreme conditions. 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material — Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim is a segmented, stitch-free trim designed for greater flexibility and mobility. NFPA-certified, the new design helps make turnout gear more comfortable to wear. Traditionally, turnout gear trim

Fogged-up Eyewear

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  For workers in metalworking, oil and gas, construction, and other physically demanding environments, safety eyewear is designed to try to keep lenses clear of fog – even when workers are in hot and humid conditions or climate-controlled areas. For example, in the food industry when machinery and equipment must be washed down, a high amount of

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