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Examinetics to be a 3M Preferred Fit Test Service Provider in the United States

St. Paul, MN – 3M and Examinetics are excited to announce that Examinetics is now a 3M Preferred Fit Test Service Provider in the U.S. 3M and Examinetics are working together to emphasize the importance of respirator fit and to help increase the availability of high-quality fit testing for 3M’s occupational respirator customers. Examinetics is a leading provider of onsite

OH&S Magazine Spotlight: Understanding Modern Head Protection

A bump cap, a hard hat and a climbing style helmet walk into a bar. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, if you were wearing any one of these three types of head protection products and did walk into a bar, they could all protect your head in some way. But how much? Do you know the differences between these

Reducing the Risks of Hearing Overprotection

People in many different types of industries work in noisy environments where they need to wear hearing protection devices (HPDs). Wearing HPDs is critical for addressing hazardous noise levels and helping to protect an individual’s hearing. However, as part of a risk assessment, it is also important to consider how HPDs may affect workers’ ability to hear the important sounds

Meet Scientist and Essay Winner Jamie Schenk: Her ASSE Experience

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Recently, our very own Nicole Vars McCullough, the Global Technical Services, Regulatory and Application Engineering Manager for the 3M Personal Safety Division, had the opportunity to sit down with Jamie Schenk, who works as a scientist at Exponent. Jamie is this year’s 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest winner, which is open to

The Differences Between Disposable Respirators and Surgical Masks

Publisher's Note (January 30, 2020 and January 10, 2022): For quick reference, please see this technical bulletin entitled, "Respirators and Surgical Masks: A Comparison" ST. PAUL, Minn. – While disposable respirators look similar to masks used during surgery and other medical procedures, the two are designed for very different purposes. First off, the two types of protection differ in how they function.

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