What is Diacetyl? The PPE You Should Consider for Coffee Processing

What is diacetyl? Diacetyl is also known as an alpha-diketone, 2,3-butanedione, or by its Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, 431-03-08. That's the science. Diacetyl is a volatile organic compound most known as a flavoring agent in microwavable buttered popcorn. What you may not realize, is that diacetyl is also produced naturally during coffee processing and in other food processing with

Flood Protection and Above the Shoulders PPE

Flooding. It seems to be a more regular occurrence. But does the meteorological record back that up? Each of the 1982, 1993, and 2015–16 floods resulted in eight peaks of record among the selected stations included in this study, whereas the 2017 flood resulted in 21 peaks of record. By the numbers, drought ($236.6 billion, CPI-adjusted), severe storms ($206.1 billion,

A Quick Primer on USP 800 and Respiratory PPE

Although US Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s General Chapter Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings is not expected to officially go into effect until December of 2019, it is important to take steps now to start to understand and comply with this new revised standard.[i] Most notably, USP describes practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs to promote patient safety,

International Women's Day: Embracing Authenticity

Nicole (Nikki) Vars McCullough is the Global Application Engineering and Regulatory Affairs Manager for 3M’s Personal Safety Division. She has worked in occupational health and safety for over 25 years. Nikki has a masters and doctorate in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota, USA and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Here she shares her views on

OSHA Top Ten Violations: Are You on the List?

Every year OSHA puts out their top ten list of violations that they have issued. For 2018, the list includes: Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7,270 violations Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,552 Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,336 Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,118 Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,944 Ladders (1926.1053): 2,812 Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,294 Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,982 Machine Guarding (1910.212):

Life on the Line: The Challenges and Rewards of a Lineworker Career

The Rich History of the Linework Industry Linework became widespread in the 1840s because of the use of the telegraph. The term 'lineman' was used for lineworkers who set wooden poles into the ground and strung the wire. In fact, that’s still what happens today to power the US electric grid. This is dangerous, technical work where safety is paramount

Customer Service: 1-800-328-1667 Customer Service: 1-800-328-1667 Technical Service: 1-800-243-4630 Technical Service: 1-800-243-4630 Send Us a Message Distributor Login
Follow Us
The brands listed above are trademarks of 3M.