Health & Safety Hazards

With leading-edge technology, product innovations and groundbreaking research, personal protective equipment (PPE) by 3M is a necessity when hazardous conditions threaten your personal safety. We try to minimize the effects of dangerous hazards in the workplace and to empower safety professionals to protect their world.

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Health & Safety Hazards

With leading-edge technology, product innovations and groundbreaking research, personal protective equipment (PPE) by 3M is a necessity when hazardous conditions threaten your personal safety. We try to minimize the effects of dangerous hazards in the workplace and to empower safety professionals to protect their world.

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Health & Safety Hazards

With leading-edge technology, product innovations and groundbreaking research, personal protective equipment (PPE) by 3M is a necessity when hazardous conditions threaten your personal safety. We try to minimize the effects of dangerous hazards in the workplace and to empower safety professionals to protect their world.

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Learn about worker safety hazards and precautions by selecting a category of interest.

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  1. Air Pollution
  2. Floods,Hurricanes
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Volcanic Eruptions
  5. Wild Fires
  6. Avian Influenza
  7. Influenza
  8. Influenza
  9. Influenza
  10. Influenza
  11. Ebola
  12. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  13. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  14. ,Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  15. Heat Stress
  16. Welding,Manganese
  17. Welding,Hex Chrome
  18. Welding
  19. Oil Spills
  20. Noise Hazards
  21. ,Silica
  • Air Pollution

    According to the World Health Organization, particulate matter affects more people than any other component of air pollution. Inhalation of these types of particles can cause a variety of possible effects ranging from irritation, infection and discomfort to exacerbation of asthma.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Environmental Air Pollution Air Pollution
  • Floods and Hurricanes

    Weather conditions can cause significant flooding. Floods offer safety challenges relative to cleaning, remediation, recovery, restoration, and rebuilding of residential and commercial property. Consult 3M's tools and resources for learning more about personal safety in flood hazards and clean-up.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Environmental Floods,Hurricanes Floods and Hurricanes
  • Earthquakes

    Click through for earthquake emergency and response preparedness resources from NIOSH, OSHA and the CDC.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Environmental Earthquakes Earthquakes
  • Volcanic Eruptions

    Following are a few resources regarding volcanic eruptions. You can also search other resources for more information, including your local health departments.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Environmental Volcanic Eruptions Volcanic Eruptions
  • Wild Fires

    Personal protection in the aftermath of a wildfire is an important consideration during the cleanup process. Selection of Personal Safety and Protective Equipment depends on both anticipated hazards and the task to be performed.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Environmental Wild Fires Wild Fires
  • June 14, 2015

    Avian Influenza (H5N2) Outbreak in the United States

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that “Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths).

    06/14/2015 Hazards - Health & Diseases Avian Influenza Avian Influenza (H5N2) Outbreak in the United States
  • Influenza

    3M offers a variety of products that can help you decrease your exposure to the influenza virus and the recent H7N9 (Avian Flu) influenza virus. 3M has developed a number of resources and information specific to respirator use in the case of an influenza pandemic or outbreak.

    December 1, 1901 ,Hazards - Health & Diseases Influenza Influenza
  • Respirator use During Seasonal Influenza

    Respirators can help reduce exposures to certain airborne diseases, such as Influenza, but cannot eliminate exposure to or the risk of contracting any disease or infection. The respirator is designed to cover your nose and mouth.

    December 1, 1901 ,Hazards - Health & Diseases Influenza Respirator use During Seasonal Influenza
  • Influenza Related Websites

    For more information, see the following influenza related websites.

    December 1, 1901 ,Hazards - Health & Diseases Influenza Influenza Related Websites
  • Respirator use During Influenza Pandemic

    Respirators can help reduce exposures to certain airborne diseases, such as H7N9, but cannot eliminate exposure to or the risk of contracting any disease or infection. The respirator is designed to cover your nose and mouth.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Health & Diseases Influenza Respirator use During Influenza Pandemic
  • Ebola

    See information on personal protective equipment for potential exposures to Ebola virus disease (EVD).

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Health & Diseases Ebola Ebola
  • Respiratory Protection for Exposures to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

    3M has received a number of inquiries regarding the appropriate respirator recommendations for potential exposures to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (previously referred to as a novel coronavirus (nCoV)).

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Health & Diseases Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Respiratory Protection for Exposures to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Respiratory, Eye and Face Protection and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

    3M has received a number of inquiries regarding the appropriate respiratory, eye and face protection for potential exposures to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (previously referred to as a novel coronavirus (nCoV)).

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Health & Diseases Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Respiratory, Eye and Face Protection and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the 3M™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) TR-300 Assembly

    Following potential exposure to coronaviruses such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Health & Diseases ,Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the 3M™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) TR-300 Assembly
  • Heat Stress

    Excessive exposure to heat can seriously impact worker health, safety and productivity. Accurate measurement of environmental conditions along with use of PPE that can minimize or reduce worker heat load can help reduce the risk of heat strain.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Workplace Risks,Hazards - Health & Diseases Heat Stress Heat Stress
  • Manganese Occupational Exposure Limits

    Manganese Occupational Exposure Limits: There have been recent changes by ACGIH to manganese occupational exposure limits (OEL) which may have an effect on various industries and industrial processes.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Workplace Risks Welding,Manganese Manganese Occupational Exposure Limits
  • OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard

    An overview of the Chromium Six (CrVI) standard; Impacts of the New Hex Chrome standard

    December 1, 1901 ,Hazards - Workplace Risks Welding,Hex Chrome OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standard
  • Welding Hazards (PDF, 2 MB)

    A Guide to Understanding Welding Hazards and Safety Equipment.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Workplace Risks Welding Welding Hazards (PDF, 2 MB) Welding Hazards (PDF, 2 MB)
  • Oil Spills

    Individuals participating in oil spill related activities face a range of work-related hazards. The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for clean-up and remediation activities is essential.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Workplace Risks,Hazards - Environmental Oil Spills Oil Spills
  • Noise Hazards

    As the EPA works to better align Noise Reduction Ratings, 3M offers news updates as changes are made, answers to frequently asked questions, articles as well as an opportunity to pose questions to internal hearing conservation experts.

    December 1, 1901 Hazards - Workplace Risks Noise Hazards Noise Hazards
  • Occupational Exposure to Silica (General Industry and Maritime 29 CFR 1910.1053) (PDF, 458.09 KB)

    On March 25, 2016, OSHA issued two new final rules in the Federal Register, 81 Fed. Reg. 16285-16890 (2016) regulating exposure to respirable crystalline silica: one for general industry and maritime and the other for the construction industry. This regulation update discusses the final rule for general industry and maritime.

    December 1, 1901 ,Hazards - Workplace Risks ,Silica Occupational Exposure to Silica (General Industry and Maritime 29 CFR 1910.1053) (PDF, 458.09 KB)
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