Welding Fume: A Few Important Things to Consider

Coughing, hacking, phlegm, even things like ‘black snot’. These are real things that you are likely all-too-familiar with if you work in or around welding. If you’ve been welding a long time, or spend much time around welders, you may think these are normal effects from welding. That it’s your body’s way of keeping impurities out. However, this is not

Hearing What He Has to Say: Elliott Berger Retirement Interview

This month we say goodbye to one of our esteemed Division Scientists, Elliott Berger, as he retires from 3M. Elliott has been involved in hearing protection for over 40 years. We recently caught up with Elliott at his St. Paul retirement party to learn a little about his background, his work and what he is planning to do next. Tell

Welcome to the World of Virtual Reality Safety Training

Training. In so many industries it is an essential part of health and safety programs necessary to be compliant with applicable regulations. But, training can be expensive and time-consuming. Enter the world of virtual reality training. This new option is not meant to replace conventional hands-on training or instruction by in-person trainers, but it can be a beneficial tool used

Scott Safety Nation Feature: Firefighter Combat Challenge's Dr. Paul Davis, an Interview

The 3M Scott Fire & Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the 3M Scott Air-Pak™ SCBA breathing apparatus, competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of tasks they could encounter in a live fire rescue

The Four Elements to Successfully Manage Your Confined Spaces

Confined spaces can be complicated and anyone, in any industry, can be exposed to working in and around them. Confined spaces come in different sizes, in different locations of a facility or job site, and there may be different hazards in each one. There are also many different standards, regulations and company policies that may apply. While complicated, there are

Five Things to Consider When Implementing Your Ladder Safety Efforts

The OSHA regulations and ANSI standards impacting ladder safety are changing. Specifically, the requirements for cable sleeves used on climbing ladder fall arrest systems, the fall protection equipment needed for these applications, and other elements of a vertical climbing system. If you use a climbing ladder system then these changes likely apply to you. Additionally, industries not previously required to

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