Steps to Help Protect Yourself from the Hazards of Wood Dust

Paper, lumber, mills, building businesses and houses. Wood is used in all types of industries and forming wood products creates sawdust. But what is wood? Wood is actually a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong

The Value of Advancing Workplace Safety and Health

Providing a safe workplace should be a goal for all employers. While this can entail significant investments, the value of advancing workplace safety and health is well worth it. A strong workplace culture of safety and health can enhance product quality and business reputation, help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and improve micro- and macro-economic indicators. Safety and operational

Case Study: Green Bay, WI Metro Fire Department and 3M™ PELTOR™ Electronic Earplugs

Situation: The Green Bay Metro Fire Department needed a solution to help their teams communicate and coordinate during noisy events such as Green Bay Packer games and live music concerts. The Green Bay Metro Fire Department provides emergency response services during special events and it has always been difficult to communicate amongst their team due to crowd and music noise.

Hurricanes: Be Prepared with Your Respiratory Protection Ahead of Time

How active a hurricane season is fluctuates based on weather patterns and other factors, but 2020 was one for the record books. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), they "accurately predicted a high likelihood of an above-normal season with a strong possibility of it being extremely active. In total, the 2020 season produced 30 named storms (top

Beat the Heat: Identifying and Preventing Heat Stress

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Now that summer is in full swing, heat stress can be a major concern in workplace environments. It can potentially cause irritability, low morale, absenteeism, shortcuts in procedures and unsafe behavior according to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). In severe cases, heat stress, in the form of heat stroke and exertional heat stress, can

Congratulations to the 2021 3M PSD OHS Scholarship Winners!

This year the Personal Safety Division at 3M decided to award five scholarships, instead of four, in the amount of $5,000 each to the following outstanding students who are pursuing an education in a graduate occupational health and safety/industrial hygiene program at universities in the United States. Congratulations to the 2021 winners: Clark Adams – Murray State University   Joshua Becker – Capitol

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