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Metal Fabrication & Production Industries

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Improving Safety with 3M PPE

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Put Safety into Practice

  • Workers in the metal fabrication industry face numerous hazardous and potentially hazardous levels of exposure. In fact, met-fab has one of the highest rates of OSHA recordable injuries. With this backdrop, 3M has been hard at work to offer products that provide options for you as you work to ensure worker protection, and productivity among workers in met-fab, like welders.

    When it comes to welder’s personal safety, we want to help. We’re proud that our Technical Service team has been helping customers get the right support for more than 35 years.


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How FreightCar America Reduced Eye Injuries by 70%

You might know FreightCar America for its manufacturing of quality railcars. But what you don’t know about FreightCar America is its mission to create an environment that puts health and safety first. 3M provided a PPE solution that not only empowered FreightCar to improve workplace safety, but also helped boost morale.

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    Testimonial: FreightCar America EHS Director, Russ Lazzell

    When workers are welding for eight hours a day, it’s not just their eyes that are at risk – it’s also their respiratory system. FreightCar America’s EHS Director, Russ Lazzell, explains why 3M’s PAPR is the best protective solution for his employees.

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    Case Study: Foreign Body Eye Injury Reduction Best Practice

    Ensuring the wellbeing of over 1,500 workers is a task FreightCar America takes seriously. So, when Environmental Health & Safety Director, Russ Lazzell, discovered that eye injuries were slightly higher than normal, he worked with the senior team to create a better health and safety culture for his workforce.


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Metalworking Hazards: What You Need To Know

Recognize the risks of welding fumes and improve safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

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    Where Metalworking Hazards Originate

    Working in welding, transportation ship building, energy or other heavy manufacturing industries, you are potentially exposed to many types of hazards. Learn more about harmful metal fume and/or gas by-products.

    Read our blog on Metalworking Hazards

    Download the Welding Hazards infographic (PDF, 128 KB)

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    Hexavalent Chromium and Manganese Weld Fume Hazards

    As a welder, you usually know what to do to keep yourself safe from heat and sparks. But what about the potential risks in inhaling welding fumes? For welders, three examples that can pose a serious threat are Manganese, Beryllium and Hexavalent Chromium.

    Read our blog on Welding Fume Hazards

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    Beryllium Hazard Regulation Update

    OSHA estimates that roughly 62,000 workers in 7,300 workplaces across the U.S. may be exposed to beryllium. According to OSHA, workers who have been exposed to beryllium are at an increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD), berylliosis and lung cancer.

    *OSHA establishes new permissible exposure limits of 0.2 micrograms of beryllium per cubic meter of air (0.2 μg/m3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA), down 90 percent from the former TWA of 2.0 μg/m3

    Read our blog on Beryllium Hazard


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Introducing the NEW M-409SG Integrated Welding Helmet

8514
  • Used in certain applications involving metal fumes 
  • Flame resistant per modified ASTM D2859 (not a substitute for a faceshield) 
  • 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve reduces heat build-up inside the respirator
3M™ Particulate Respirator 8514, N95, with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor Relief
8514
  • Used in certain applications involving metal fumes 
  • Flame resistant per modified ASTM D2859 (not a substitute for a faceshield) 
  • 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve reduces heat build-up inside the respirator
3M™ Particulate Respirator 8514, N95, with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor Relief
8515
  • Economical option for welders 
  • 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve reduces heat build-up inside the respirator 
  • Flame resistant per modified ASTM D2859 (not a substitute for a faceshield)
3M™ Particulate Welding Respirator 8515/07189(AAD), N95
8515
  • Economical option for welders 
  • 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve reduces heat build-up inside the respirator 
  • Flame resistant per modified ASTM D2859 (not a substitute for a faceshield)
3M™ Particulate Welding Respirator 8515/07189(AAD), N95
6500 QL
  • Resilient silicone face seal provides comfort, durability, and stability 
  • Quick Latch mechanism makes it easy to drop down the respirator from face without removing head straps 
  • Proprietary Cool Flow valve helps reduce heat and moisture
3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500 QL
6500 QL
  • Resilient silicone face seal provides comfort, durability, and stability 
  • Quick Latch mechanism makes it easy to drop down the respirator from face without removing head straps 
  • Proprietary Cool Flow valve helps reduce heat and moisture
3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500 QL
6500
  • Resilient silicone faceseal helps provide comfort, durability, and stability 
  • Proprietary Cool Flow valve helps reduce heat and moisture 
  • Exhalation valve cover helps direct exhaled breath and moisture downward
3M™ Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500
6500
  • Resilient silicone faceseal helps provide comfort, durability, and stability 
  • Proprietary Cool Flow valve helps reduce heat and moisture 
  • Exhalation valve cover helps direct exhaled breath and moisture downward
3M™ Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500
M-307
  • Assigned Protection Factor (APF) 25 
  • Limited head (ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G) and eye (ANSI Z87.1-2010) protection
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory Hard Hat Assembly M-307, with Premium Visor and Faceseal
M-307
  • Assigned Protection Factor (APF) 25 
  • Limited head (ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G) and eye (ANSI Z87.1-2010) protection
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory Hard Hat Assembly M-307, with Premium Visor and Faceseal
9100 FX Air
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders 
  • Lightweight, compact design with ergonomic, adjustable head suspension 
  • Flip front welding shield allows for a clear, wide-view protective visor for grinding and setup
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 FX-Air with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
9100 FX Air
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders 
  • Lightweight, compact design with ergonomic, adjustable head suspension 
  • Flip front welding shield allows for a clear, wide-view protective visor for grinding and setup
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 FX-Air with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
9100-Air
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100-Air has adjustable head suspension, increased peripheral vision and excellent optical quality and function
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100-Air with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
9100-Air
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100-Air has adjustable head suspension, increased peripheral vision and excellent optical quality and function
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100-Air with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
9100 MP
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP can provide overhead protection, increased peripheral vision and excellent optical quality and function
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
9100 MP
  • High Efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP can provide overhead protection, increased peripheral vision and excellent optical quality and function
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP with 3M™ Adflo™ PAPR
M-407
  • Includes a premium visor and premium shroud
  • Easy visor replacement system, lightweight
  • Assigned Protection Factor (APF) 1000
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory Helmet Assembly M-407, with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud
M-407
  • Includes a premium visor and premium shroud
  • Easy visor replacement system, lightweight
  • Assigned Protection Factor (APF) 1000
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory Helmet Assembly M-407, with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud
M-409 SG
  • New, more durable leather shroud
  • 10% weight reduction when compared to L-905SG
  • Protection from welding arc (ANSI Z87) plus spark and splatter
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory M-Series Helmet Assembly Leather Shroud, Flame Resistant Helmet Cover & Speedglas™ Weld Shield M-409SG. Available late 2018.
M-409 SG
  • New, more durable leather shroud
  • 10% weight reduction when compared to L-905SG
  • Protection from welding arc (ANSI Z87) plus spark and splatter
3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory M-Series Helmet Assembly Leather Shroud, Flame Resistant Helmet Cover & Speedglas™ Weld Shield M-409SG. Available late 2018.
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