International Women’s Day: A Roundtable on Safety Insights

We have assembled some of our brightest ladies from our Technical Services department to share some of their thoughts and insights about what women bring to the table when helping ensure safety.

Meet Scientist and Essay Winner Jamie Schenk: Her ASSE Experience

Jamie is this year’s 3M New Occupational Health and Safety Professional Essay Award contest winner, which is open to OHS new professionals who have been working in the field for five years or less.

The New Look Workforce: How Will Changing Demographics Affect the Practice of Occupational Safety and Health

To ensure the workplace remains safe, companies must adapt to an increasingly diverse racial and ethnic workforce. It is critical that the workplace understands the diversity of its workforce and how workers of different backgrounds approach, comprehend, and practice on-the-job safety.

OSHA Walking-Working Standards: The Time for Training is Now

We invite you to join us on April 25th and 26th for 3M’s Southern California Safety Showcase, with two days of events, demonstrations and training opportunities to help you achieve compliance.

3M Personal Safety Attends #Safety2016

Traveling to Atlanta for the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) #Safety2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, GA from June 26-29, 2016? Come and visit 3M Personal Safety at Booth 1808!

New OH&S Professional Essay Contest

To commemorate our 30th anniversary of support for the profession, we have expanded our focus to those professionals new to the field. This year we held an essay contest on the topic of “How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety.”

ESSAY FINALIST: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Withrow)

If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that nearly everything we humans do is aimed at making some other job easier. When the first wheel was invented, the neighbors probably pointed and laughed at the person pushing it around until the time came to haul a woolly mammoth back to camp.

ESSAY FINALIST: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Schenk)

The landscape of occupational health has greatly advanced due to advancements in science and technology. Over the past two decades, emerging investigative technologies have allowed for greater understanding of occupational health hazards and mitigation (University of Washington, 2016).

ESSAY WINNER: How Technology Will Impact Occupational Health and Safety (Krzystowczyk)

Electronic data collection is a critical and ever changing process required for determining working conditions. The transition from a paper based workplace to a digital workplace is constantly occurring everywhere. The change from paper reports, personnel files, inspections, batch records, and most mail to their respective electronic versions is a revolution across industry.