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Digital Disruption Helps Bring Safer Workplaces

When is change worth it? When it can help save lives? Potentially millions of lives? You’d think so… but when it comes to humans, we’re often reluctant to change our behavior, even when the writing’s on the wall. ST. PAUL, Minn. - Workplace safety is a powerful example. Although fatality rates in the US have been reduced by 66% since 1970, still

Benefits and Advancements of Snap-Change Cylinders for Fireground Readiness

3M Scott's Snap-Change cylinder connection was yet another industry first when it was introduced in 2004 as part of the 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ NxG2 SCBA. Utilizing a patented quick release design to support rapid cylinder replacement on the fireground, the proven design of the Snap-Change cylinder connection has continued to evolve over the years with the 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ NxG7

Are Smartphones Smart to Use on a Job Site?

Communication is critical on construction sites. Whether for coordinating movement of materials or issuing warnings, it is important that workers be able to clearly communicate with each other. Audio devices (e.g. radios, cell phones) can help increase the speed and fidelity of communication between workers. While radios provide good voice communications between workers, there are some potential inherent problems: Half-duplex

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