Importance of Respirator Fit

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tight-fitting respirators must seal to the wearer’s face in order to provide expected protection. Respirator fit is important because it involves several major issues: Seal Compatibility Stability The Respirator's Seal A good fit means the respirator will seal to your skin. A respirator can only work when air passes through the filter. Air will take the path of

Importance of a User Seal Check

The simple habit that helps put you in control of your respiratory protection ST. PAUL, Minn. - You’ve put on your respirator and other safety equipment. It’s time to get to work. You know your employer chose appropriate equipment for your job, and you passed your annual respirator fit testing. So you’re good to go, right? Not until you perform one easy

3M and the Science of Fit Testing

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Did you know that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) has an “N95” Day? One of the past themes has included “The Science behind Respirator Fit Testing in the Workplace: Past, Present, and Future.” You may not also know that is that 3M has been applying fit test science to respirator wearers’ life for years.

Are Your Workers Protected?

3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System Right Fit Test, Right Now ST. PAUL, Minn. - Do you know what level of protection your employees are receiving from their hearing protectors? Now you can with a field attenuation estimation system (FAES). FAES is a quantitative method for individual fit testing hearing protection devices (HPDs). This technical bulletin describes the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System and

Have You Heard: What's your least favorite sound and why?

3M “Have You Heard?” aims to ask people from around the world why their hearing matters to them. ST. PAUL, Minn. - To help people avoid noise-induced hearing loss, 3M has launched a social campaign called “Have You Heard?”, which aims to get people thinking about the sounds around them that matter the most. "Have You Heard?" was designed as

Have You Heard: What's your favorite sound and why?

3M “Have You Heard?” aims to ask people from around the world why their hearing matters to them. ST. PAUL, Minn. - To help people avoid noise-induced hearing loss, 3M has launched a social campaign called “Have You Heard?", which aims to get people thinking about the sounds around them that matter the most. “Have You Heard?"was designed as a

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