As One: 3M Acquires Scott Safety, Enhancing Personal Safety Offerings

3M is pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Scott Safety from Johnson Controls. By 3M and Scott Safety coming together as one, Scott Safety’s offerings will enhance 3M’s offerings and help protect even more people around the world.

OSHA’s Silica Regulation Enforcement and 30-Day Grace Period – Ready, Set, Start?

On September 20, 2017, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent a memo to Regional Administrators regarding enforcement of the new construction silica regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153. This new rule, originally issued in March 2016, has already been delayed once in terms of the enforcement date going into effect.

Choosing the Right Respirator for Hurricane Cleanup Efforts

The work after a hurricane includes rescue and recovery, demolition and remediation, and construction. Respiratory hazards may be and often are present during each of these phases.

Protecting Yourself Properly During Hurricane Cleanup

You protected yourself from the storm, now how do you protect yourself from the aftermath, including mold, exposed materials such as asbestos and other factors such as noise from machinery that may be used to help with the clean-up efforts? Consider what personal protective equipment you may need during clean-up that can go a long way towards helping prevent injury.

Need Help With Silica Regulations & Standards?

Access our online resource to help learn more about the regulations and access resources and information related to silica. It contains key regulations and regulation updates, videos, fast facts, technical bulletins, infographics, a product selector and more—all curated by certified industrial hygienists and certified safety professionals.

Welding a Stronger Workforce Takes Teamwork: ISHN Article

There is mounting research that links strong workplace health and safety programs with less recordable injuries. This month’s ISHN magazine has an article “Welding a Stronger Workforce Takes Teamwork” by our own, Tom Reinholt, a Segment Marketer for Heavy Manufacturing in the US for the Personal Safety Division of 3M.

Welding a Stronger Workforce

This article first appeared on ISHN.com on April 1, 2017 and is reprinted with permission.

The Differences Between Disposable Respirators and Surgical Masks

While disposable respirators look similar to masks used during surgery and other medical procedures, the two are designed for very different purposes.

A Helpful Guide to OSHA’s New Silica Standard

If your crew works with silica, you’ve probably heard about OSHA’s updated construction regulation that goes into effect starting mid-2017. However, you may not be clear on the details and what it means for your team.

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.