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.
Learn about worker safety hazards and precautions by selecting a category of interest.
From classes that cover common specific hazards—such as respiratory issues, noise hazards, welding or falls—to roadshows where you can see product demonstrations, OHS conferences and more, we can provide resources to help empower you to mitigate risks to your workers.
Weather conditions can cause significant flooding. Hurricanes and 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 and clean-up in hurricane and flood hazards.
OSHA has issued a final rule (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation – 29 CFR 1926.1153) for America’s workers, limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a substance OSHA has stated can increase the risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer and kidney disease.
Tornadoes and earthquakes present both common hazards and those unique to each type of natural disaster. Both can present logistical challenges affecting initial response and recovery. These may include loss of electrical power, poor communication capabilities and interrupted or compromised water supply. Addressing these needs quickly will facilitate response efforts and the ability to protect the health and safety of victims and response workers.