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January 26, 2017
3M’s Personal Safety Division (PSD) is pleased to announce its 30th annual sponsorship of the 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program!
May 14, 2015
3M has announced the winners of its 29th annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship program, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing a graduate degree in occupational health and safety or industrial hygiene.
May 18, 2015
3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System measures a worker’s Personal Attenuation Rating with science-based, quantitative testing and helps employers identify the most appropriate hearing protection
April 08, 2015
Reusable respirator with convenient quick latch recognized for ground-breaking design. 3M has been selected as a Red Dot “Best of the Best” Product Design 2015 award winner for its Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500QL Series.
March 12, 2015
Lightweight, easy-to-use full body harness enhanced stain and water resistant webbing. The protectant is applied to the fibers of the new Economy Harness webbing to help repel liquids and prevent stains
January 15, 2015
New airflow rate options and contoured design improves comfort and performance. 3M has released in the United States its most advanced, versatile, powered air respiratory solution yet. The new 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600 represents an evolution of technology.
February 24, 2016
3M™ PELTOR™ is proud to introduce the 3M™ PELTOR™ Intrinsically Safe MT Headset Series to better serve the communication needs in the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries.
June 17, 2016
It is a very exciting time within 3M Personal Safety Division, as we work hard to combine Capital Safety Fall Protection channel organization with 3M PSD’s U.S. Channel.
We are extremely excited to bring to you one of the biggest product launches in the protective eyewear category in years. Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating Technology brings higher performance to safety eyewear.
We are very excited to be launching what is the newest auto-darkening filter 3M™ Speedglas™ has to offer. The Auto-Darkening Filter 9100XXi is a welders window to a new world, This new lens will provide more realistic color and detail, which will help your customers weld, grind and see their finishes with greater precision.
3M Personal Safety Division is pleased to announce the introduction of a 3M(TM) Protective Coverall 4570, effective October 30, 2015.
3M Personal Safety Division is proud to introduce the 3M™ Stacked Lens Assembly FF-400-18, effective October 30, 2015.
3M Personal Safety Division is proud to introduce the first Organic Vapor Cartridge with an End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI), effective October 30, 2015.
Effective August 2015, 3M™ Personal Safety Division is proud to introduce the 3M™ E-A-R™ Skull Screws™ Metal Detectable* Communication Ear Tips for the food and beverage industry.
Effective August 2015, 3M is excited to be launching the new 3M™ One Touch™ Pro Earplug Dispenser (391-0000). This will replace the existing One Touch™ Dispenser (391-1000) that we have been selling for years.
3M Signature Products are 3M's most requested Personal Safety products developed over 40 years of safety leadership, making it easy to select proven safety solutions for your workforce.
3M completed the sale of its global Static Control business to Desco Industries, Inc. on January 2, 2015.
September 23, 2015
3M has strengthened its core personal protective equipment (PPE) and expanded its safety services offerings in time for the annual National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo.
Using a respirator cartridge beyond its service life can endanger workers and lead to regulatory violations.
September 25, 2015
EHS professionals are inundated with piles of paperwork to document issuance, maintenance and inspections of personal protective equipment (PPE).
October 01, 2015
Please refer to the attached document for important information regarding 3M™ PELTOR™ items with HSH numbers.
October 16, 2015
When welders can’t make out all the details or distinguish colors through the auto-darkening filter of a welding shield, it can make welding more challenging.
October 30, 2015
3M’s recent acquisition of Capital Safety has added a comprehensive portfolio of exciting fall protection products
November 11, 2015
3M has added its innovative Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating Technology to two new safety eyewear models.
December 09, 2015
Workers in oil and gas, chemical and other volatile industries that require Intrinsically Safe communication equipment have a new hearing protection option.
January 03, 2017
On January 3, 2017, 3M announced that it has completed the sale of its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care, a global leader in the eyeglass lens industry.
February 27, 2017
3M™ Personal Safety Division Introduces Latest Innovations and Personalization with New SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 600 Series.
June 15, 2017
3M Personal Safety Division, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Ironworkers (Iron Workers International) and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) have announced a partnership agreement to provide members, facilities and IMPACT signatory contractors access to 3M training Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and special services.
January 19, 2018
3M’s Personal Safety Division (PSD) is pleased to announce its 32nd annual sponsorship of the 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. 3M PSD will award three $5,000 scholarships to outstanding students pursuing an education in a graduate occupational health and safety/industrial hygiene program at universities in the United States. The deadline to receive applications is Friday March 9, 2018.
February 06, 2018
3M has completed the sale of certain Personal Safety Division offerings produced at 3M’s Oconomowoc, Wis., manufacturing facility that are primarily focused on noise, environmental, and heat stress monitoring to TSI Inc., a Shoreview, Minn., based manufacturer of precision instrumentation that addresses a wide array of applications spanning research, industrial and environmental segments.
July 17, 2017
3M™ Personal Safety Division has launched a new online resource, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation. Safety managers can find articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program, as well as helpful videos, toolkits, fast facts and more.
April 25, 2017
The all-new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9002NC combines the best features of the Speedglas 9000 with cutting-edge optics and a sleek, modern look – all at a more affordable price. Designed with everyday working conditions in mind, it offers a range of improvements that help users weld with precision and accuracy.
May 18, 2017
The U.S. Army has accepted two 3M™ products to equip soldiers with hearing protection and auditory situational awareness.
June 29, 2017
To help safety managers stay ahead of the curve with their safety equipment, 3M Fall Protection has launched the 3M™ Fall Protection Trade-in, Trade-up program.
June 27, 2017
Access: Supports for Living and 3M™ Personal Safety Division have expanded their partnership to begin production of the full line of 3M™ PELTOR™ earmuffs for the military, law enforcement and commercial segments.
May 21, 2017
3M™ Personal Safety Division will showcase its latest innovations in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce EXP), booth #1511, in Seattle beginning Sunday, June 4.
June 08, 2017
May 05, 2017
To remind and educate employers in the construction industry about the dangers from falls and dropped tools, 3M™ Fall Protection is proud to participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down, May 8-12, 2017.