In this episode, Eric Fallen 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.
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).
Building on the concept of anticipating workplace hazards, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells welcome back 3M’s Lucre Pfefferman to discuss hazard recognition.
There are many different types of potential health hazards across different segments and industries. In this episode of the Global Science of Safety Podcast, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells discuss workplace hazard awareness with 3M’s Lucre Pfefferman.
Today we’re going to learn more about the science behind fall protection harnesses, and our guest today is 3M’s David Baker.
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.
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.
Welcome back to the Science of Safety Podcast. It’s hard to believe this season is coming to an end. In this episode, co-hosts Mark Reggers and Laurie Wells reflect back on some of the highlights from this first global season of the podcast.
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.
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.
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
Read up on what the ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses changes mean for you.
Learn more about the importance of fit for tight fitting respirators.
Learn about some useful recommendations when it comes to fall protection inspection of equipment and gear.
Continue the discussion on the ABCs of fall protection in the second part of this series, but this time with a focus on the DEFs (descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools).
Find out why it is important to use the impact indicators properly on your fall protection harnesses.
Learn more about how the hierarchy of controls is used in assessing the hazards and risks of situations that involve heights, and the ABCs (anchorage, body support, connectors) of fall protection.
Marking and identifying various fall protection products made of webbing (i.e., belts, harnesses, lanyards, anchorage straps, etc.) is appropriate as long as acceptable materials or processes are used.
Let’s listen and learn even more about some fundamental concepts for hearing protection selection.
Selection of appropriate safety equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), is critical to all rescue workers, law enforcement, and other professionals involved in the aftermath of an earthquake.
Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris.
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.
With floods come hazards such as mold or airborne dusts containing harmful substances. Consider what personal protective equipment (PPE) you may need to help safely clean-up after the storm.
Find out more important information about how these ANSI SRD Standard changes will affect the end-user.
Discover new innovative digital fall protection systems that can help increase worker safety awareness through integrated visual and audible alerts.
Listen to learn more about some fundamental concepts for hearing protection selection.
Review our white paper for guidance about developing a robust, resilient, and sustainable PPE stockpile program.
Read more about what to consider when evaluating head protection for comfort, safety, and compliance.
See more about how different types of protective eyewear models can not only help protect workers but may also increase the comfort level.
Review some of the hazards encountered during smelting and casting applications, as well as other activities associated with the primary metal manufacturing industries, and the PPE available.
Learn more about how to protect yourself while working at heights by reviewing steps to inspect your SRL/SRDs.
Dive deeper into the different types and styles of respirators and concepts such as fit, comfort, and PPE compatibility with part two of this respiratory protection podcast.
Learn more about issues women face in the firefighting industry, the benefits of having a more inclusive workforce, and what is being done to attract more women to this important field.
Learn more about Lianne McAuley’s experience that tests a firefighter’s physical strength, endurance, and mental fortitude, and is arguably the toughest competition in sports.
Learn some fundamental concepts for respiratory protection selection.
respirator assembly after the respirator has been evaluated in the laboratory and found to comply with all requirements of Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84, and after the manufacturer’s quality plan is determined to be satisfactory.
Do you know what level of protection your employees are receiving from their hearing protectors? Now you can with a field attenuation estimation system (FAES). The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System can help provide value for your hearing loss prevention program (HLPP).
Learn more about what changes manufacturers will have to make for self-retracting devices (SRDs) on fall protection.
Learn more about the history and innovations behind 3M N95 respiratory protection and earplug hearing protection.
Whether you’re a safety professional, Occupational Hygienist, someone with any level of WHS responsibility in the workplace, a user of safety equipment or a safety nerd, then this is the podcast for you!
Get the information you need to help implement safety solutions tailored to your worksite.
Learn more about what PPE and other measures that can be taken to protect those who engage in important welding and grinding applications.
Read our quick newsletter for training opportunities, trends, top products, and other important fall protection information.
Employers and safety managers must consider the importance of control measures, including using dust-reducing abrasive tools as well as respiratory protection, when necessary.
Read our whitepaper to learn more about how investment in the safety and health of your workforce has appreciable benefits for workers, communities, businesses, and economies.
Now that summer is in full swing, heat stress can be a major concern in workplace environments. Consider what preventative actions to take to help protect outdoor workers.
Achieving a proper fit and seal will help you get the most protection out of your respiratory PPE.
Learn more about the wide variety of innovative technologies and features designed to enhance user comfort and help promote wear time for many types of respiratory protection.
You may think the comfort of an SCBA is subjective, but it’s really not. Find out more about how firefighters should judge the comfort of their SCBA.
Explore the many different types of solutions available to help protect your workers and maintain safe construction worksites.
Consider what additional requirements and steps employers should be taking to help protect the health and safety workers on construction job sites.
The provisions reduce the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) over an eight-hour period and establish a new 15-minute Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL). Because of these changes to the exposure levels, employers have requirements that they must meet.
Find out more about the benefits of using reusable respirators (RR) and powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) in healthcare settings.
Find out more about the testing used to see if fluid penetrates surgical masks and respirators.
Learn more about surgical N95 respirators and using respiratory protection in a healthcare setting.
Learn how to protect construction workers from hazardous noise while still allowing them to hear the critical sounds needed to perform their job safely and productively.
Are you a professional looking to improve personnel safety in the healthcare environment through the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)?
While disposable respirators look similar to masks used during surgery and other medical procedures, the two are designed for very different purposes.