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Discover the Science of Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection and safety go hand in hand. Safety is critical. And effective respiratory protection should be engineered by science, in order to help achieve respiratory protection that is safe, effective, fits properly, comfortable, durable, and able to achieve approval by the appropriate regulatory body. When evaluating respiratory protection options for workers in the United States, ask yourself, has the

Disinfection of PPE for Working Safely in Construction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As many countries around the world have begun to return to the workplace, companies, including construction sites, may be considering additional requirements and reevaluating personal protective equipment (PPE) choices to help protect workers from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for construction, disinfection of reusable PPE is recommended at

Do You Know How to Comply with the OSHA Silica Regulation?

Have you taken the necessary steps to comply with the new OSHA silica standard? ST. PAUL, Minn.—  3M has resources developed by safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists to help you on the journey to comply with new US OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 regulation. You should be well on your way to doing a variety of actions to help you

Earmuffs: A Key Component of a Hearing Conservation Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When you’re managing a hearing conservation program, choosing the right type of protection can help ensure your workers stay safe, comfortable and compliant. This means you have to consider a number of factors, including comfort, the level of noise workers are exposed to, equipment costs and even the level of training you’ll be able to offer. Regardless

Exiting Safely: Preparing for Confined Space Rescue/Retrievals

Incidents that prevent workers from self-rescue can occur in confined spaces due to ill-conceived attempts to rescue and retrieve others, but planning for a rescue can help prevent tragic results. Proper rescue and retrieval plans often are not created for confined spaces, as is demonstrated by the over 100 deaths that occur annually inside confined spaces in the United States

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