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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,

Insights That Spark Innovation

Inventors can sometimes seem obsessed. Bursting with energy and passion for their big ideas, they risk losing focus on the customer at the end of the process. And examples of large-scale, costly misses litter the business literature. ST. PAUL , Minn. -  The challenge for innovative companies is nurturing inventors’ ingenuity and drive, while channeling their resources toward market needs

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

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

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

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