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Be Prepared: PPE Back to Work Webinar Series

The world and the workplace have changed due to COVID-19. As workers and employers adjust to the “new normal” they are confronting new demands: a workplace that is managing the complexities of a global pandemic while helping to keep employees safe, healthy, and efficient. We encourage you to register for any or all of these webinars to help you navigate

As One: 3M Acquires Scott Safety, Enhancing Personal Safety Offerings

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M is pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Scott Safety from Johnson Controls. By 3M and Scott Safety coming together as one, Scott Safety’s offerings will enhance 3M’s offerings and help protect even more people around the world. 3M’s Personal Safety Division provides respiratory, hearing, and fall protection solutions that help improve the

Are Your Workers Protected?

3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System Right Fit Test, Right Now ST. PAUL, Minn. - Do you know what level of protection your employees are receiving from their hearing protectors? Now you can with a field attenuation estimation system (FAES). FAES is a quantitative method for individual fit testing hearing protection devices (HPDs). This technical bulletin describes the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System and

Are You Ready for Work Inside a Confined Space?

Before any worker attempts to work inside a confined space, there needs to be a plan for these tasks. Planning is the most vital component when it comes to every part of confined space work. You need to make sure everyone involved has the right training, the proper personal protective equipment and a plan for how to enter, work inside

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

ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Made Easier

ST. PAUL, Minn.  -  ANSI/ISEA 107 - the US standard addressing low worker visibility as an occupational hazard during the day, low-light conditions and at night, by ANSI direction is updated every 5 years. The most current edition published February 1, 2016. There are four main topics covered in today’s standard: garment design, performance of both retroreflective and background materials,

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