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Call for Submissions: 2021 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program

*** This year's submission period has closed. Good luck to all applicants! *** Are you a student pursuing graduate-level education in Occupational Health or Safety/Industrial Hygiene in the United States? Are you someone who wants to become a leader regarding worker health and safety? Do you have a solid track record of service and achievement as a student in this

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

Synergist Article Recap: Making Sense of Sensors in PPE

The future is here. Have you heard of the connected worker? Beyond using a smartphone or portable detection devices on a jobsite, did you know there has been an emergence of wearable sensor technology integrated into personal protective equipment (PPE)? This transformative technology tool can help workers take more responsibility for their health and safety. This innovation can also enhance

The Surge for Tower Climbers to Build a 5G Network

5G, one of the next-generation of mobile communications networks, will dramatically change the way network infrastructure is designed and deployed. This new wave of technology is going to require many newly qualified engineers and technicians with the proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to help them get the job done safely. But what exactly is involved and who is

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

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

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