Transportation Industry

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    In the News: North American Rail Car Manufacturer Realizes Significant Eye and Face Injury Reduction

    Foreign body eye injuries decreased over 70% year-on-year in areas that implemented the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respiratory Protection (PAPR) Systems.

    When Environmental Health & Safety Director, Russ Lazzell, came on board at FreightCar in 2012, he discovered what he thought was a higher than normal number of eye injuries.

    Further investigation found that many of the eye injuries were caused by foreign bodies, and not the result of direct impacts during the working process. High eye injury rates often result in higher worker compensation claims and lost time costs from worker treatment and recovery off the job.  

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It’s a hot, dirty and hazardous work environment. Give your crew PPE that takes protection and comfort to the next level with the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) — so they can keep building.

Do you manage workers and need help to reduce injuries? Read this case study.

See how a leading supplier of transportation equipment to the railroad industry improved employee safety, comfort and productivity with the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

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3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System

  • 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Repirator (PAPR) System

    Real workers. Really comfortable.

    Advanced design. High-tech features. Exceptional versatility. The 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) helps keep your workforce more protected, comfortable and productive.

    Learn more about 3M™ Adflo™ PAPRs

Fall Protection Solutions for Transportation Workers

From rigs to railcars, from aircraft to excavators, the things that move us take a special level of care to help keep workers safe. 3M Fall Protection offers the gear, training and know-how your team needs.

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    ABCs of Fall Protection

    From Anchors to Body Support to Connectors, learn about the components of fall protection and how they work together.

  • Instructor inspecting connection on workers harness

    Fall Protection Courses

    Gear is only part of the equation. Crews and their leaders need to know proper fall protection practices before starting the job.

  • Access system frame surrounding heavy earthmoving equipment with secured worker standing on equipment

    Featured Solution: Access Systems

    You can custom-design or use modular components to create just the right access system for whatever you need to work on.

Learn more about key transportation industry PPE.

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  • 3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6502QL

  • 3M™ E-A-R™ UltraFit™ Corded Earplugs 340-4004, in Poly Bag, 400 EA/Case

  • 3M™ Particulate Respirator 8511, N95 80 EA/Case


  • Some hazards are easy to see — some aren’t.

    Exposure limits for welding fumes can be confusing. Some are set by regulations and others are advisory. Find out more by watching this short video.

How Greenbrier keeps building.

As a company that strives for continuous improvement while keeping every employee safe, Greenbrier was the perfect site for a field trial of the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System. Their commitment to identify, evaluate and control risks ensures their status as an industry leader.

See the case study.

"It's awesome. I wouldn't go back to the regular hood. I have better peripheral vision and can do multiple things with the same unit on. I'd recommend it to everyone."

Jake Martin
Gunderson, a Greenbrier company

3M Technical Service

3M has a world-class Technical Service Team that can help with hazards assessment, onsite product demos and more.

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    Welding Technical Service Specialist
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Safer, faster and lighter ways to keep the world moving.

PPE is just one of the many ways 3M products play an innovative role in the transportation industry. See how else we can help keep your transportation company moving forward.

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