Exposure Assessment Awareness Part I

Welcome back to another episode of the Global Science of Safety podcast.  In this episode co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells, along with guest Katie Hacker discuss exposure assessment as a component of workplace hazard awareness. Having a systematic method to characterize workplace exposures to chemical, physical and biological agents is fundamental to occupational health and safety programs. This is part one of a two-part series on exposure assessment awareness. Tune in to learn more about this important aspect of workplace health and safety. Katie Hacker is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (CIH) and Global Application Engineering Manager in 3M’s Personal Safety Division.

The Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division.  This is a podcast that is curious about the science and systems behind workplace health and safety with a focus on personal protective equipment (or PPE) used to help keep workers healthy and safe.

Balancing Hearing Protection with Hearing and Communication Needs

In this episode, Eric Fallon joins co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells to discuss a common challenge: how to hear important sounds in the work environment while being protected from hazardous sound. Eric is a technical specialist with the 3M Personal Safety Division supporting protective communication hearing protectors. He holds a Doctor of Audiology degree and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army. Tune in to learn more about understanding how fluctuating and intermittent noise can affect hearing protector use and about technologies that allow sound to be audible while protecting the worker from hazardous sound.

The Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division. This is a podcast that is curious about the science and systems behind workplace health and safety with a focus on personal protective equipment (or PPE) used to help keep workers healthy and safe.

Silica Awareness

Today on the podcast, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells discuss silica with guest Shari Smith. Shari is a segment specialist in the 3M Personal Safety Division and also a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Full Body Fall Protection Harnesses

Today we’re going to learn more about the science behind fall protection harnesses, and our guest today is 3M’s David Baker.

Head Protection Selection

Welcome to the 3M Science of Safety Podcast. Let’s listen in and learn more about protecting workers from head trauma on the worksite. In this episode, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells welcome Don Rust, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional in 3M’s Personal Safety Division, for a discussion on selection of head protection.

Protective Eyewear Selection

Curious to learn more about protective eyewear? Do spectacles provide splash resistance? Have you ever wondered about the purpose of different lens colors and coatings? In this first episode of season 2, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells, along with special guest Katie Aune, a Specialist Application Engineer and Certified Safety Professional in 3M’s Personal Safety Division, discuss eye protection in the workplace. 

Fall Protection Safety Tip: Importance of inspecting, fitting, and adjusting your Full Body Harness before each use

It is essential that the users of a full body harness receive proper training and instruction, including detailed procedures for the safe use of such equipment in their work application.

Fall Protection Safety Tip: Are You Prepared in the Case of a Fallen Worker?

Equipping harnesses with suspension trauma safety straps is an easy and effective way to help delay and possibly help prevent the onset of negative symptoms brought on by orthostatic intolerance resulting from a fall from height while in a full-body harness.

Global Science of Safety Podcast: Science of Fit – Hearing Protection 

Welcome back to the Science of Safety Podcast. This time the podcast co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells along with their guest, 3M’s Skye Liu, a Senior Specialist in China, to discuss the importance of fit for hearing protection. Fit and noise reduction are related and are key aspects of hearing protector selection and use. Tune in to learn more about fit for earplugs and earmuffs, fit testing methods, factors that can affect fit, best practices, and much more. The first global season of the Science of Safety Podcast is presented by the 3M Personal Safety Division. This is a

Fall Protection Safety Tip: What Do the ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses Changes Mean for You?

Read up on what the ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses changes mean for you.