Choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect yourself from mold that might be growing in hazardous areas is an important decision.
Headsets That Work as Hard as You Do
The 3M PELTOR brand takes pride in understanding occupational communication needs and providing industry-leading, knowledgeable technical service to help you find the right solution for your needs and troubleshoot any questions or concerns you might have.
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.
The Evolution of Fall Protection and the Rescue Breakthrough You Should Know About
There are many elements of workplace health and safety; fall protection is just one piece of a complete system. In this article, we take a look at some of the changes beyond the OSH Act that have helped lead to this marked improvement.
Why Do Disposable Respirators Have a Defined Shelf Life?
If you’re responsible for managing inventories of personal protection equipment, you should be aware that most disposable respirators have a limited shelf life, after which they should no longer be used.
The Difference Between Medical Evaluation and Fit Testing
While poor fitting gloves are an inconvenience, a poor fitting respirator is much more. If a tight-fitting respirator doesn’t fit right, it is not just a matter of comfort or convenience – it will not create a proper seal and puts your health at risk.
Importance of Respirator Fit
A good fit means the respirator will seal to your skin. A respirator can only work when air passes through the filter. Air will take the path of least resistance, so if the seal isn’t there, the air will go around rather than through the respirator – and therefore lessen the protection.
Importance of a User Seal Check
You’ve put on your respirator and other safety equipment. It’s time to get to work. You know your employer chose appropriate equipment for your job, and you passed your annual respirator fit testing. So you’re good to go, right? Not until you perform one easy task that should be an ingrained habit every time you use a respirator: a user seal check.
3M and the Science of Fit Testing
3M has been applying fit test science to respirator wearers’ life for years. We even pioneered the creation of the saccharin qualitative fit test protocol – the first qualitative fit test for filtering facepiece respirators based on taste of a test agent.