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How Reflective Wear Reflects a Deep Scientific Approach to Development

When clothing manufacturers are looking to utilize reflective material for the protective and visibility value that it offers, they are often also looking for more of a visual impact. Reflective material serves both of these purposes quite well. Obviously, it’s a cool technology that can create a really impactful look, but it also needs to be functional. What you may

Nine Technologies That Will Help Transform the Fire Service

Smart technologies like artificial intelligence, mixed reality or autonomous vehicles are being deployed by first responders in ways hardly imagined even just a decade ago. As firefighters grow accustomed to current technologies, other innovations such as use of big data, biotelemetry, facial recognition software, 360 video and the leveraging of gaming technology are beginning to emerge. The integration of these

New OH&S Professional Essay Contest

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For thirty years 3M’s Personal Safety Division has been conducting programs to help build and grow the field of occupational health and safety. Over the last 30 years we have awarded scholarships to help fund the graduate education of over 100 students studying occupational health and safety. To commemorate our 30th anniversary of support for the

ESSAY FINALIST: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Withrow)

This blog was written by Christina Withrow, Finalist of the 2016 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest. Christina is an Industrial Hygienist at Mission Technologies, Inc. at NASA LRC. This essay was prepared or accomplished by the author in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the 3M or

ESSAY FINALIST: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Schenk)

This blog was written by Jamie Schenk, MPH, Finalist of the 2016 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest. Jamie is a Scientist in Exponent’s Health Sciences Center for Occupational & Environmental Health Risk Assessment. This essay was prepared or accomplished by the author in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do

ESSAY WINNER: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Krzystowczyk)

This blog was written by Jacob Krzystowczyk, Winner of the 2016 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest. Jacob is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional with extensive experience in a broad range of workplaces in the Chemical Industry. Currently, he is a Corporate Industrial Hygienist at The Albemarle Corporation. Jacob will travel to Atlanta,

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