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  • Pandemic Preparedness: Staying updated

    Pandemic Preparedness: Staying updated

    For specific guidance on personal protective equipment use during exposure to a contagious biohazard, check with your local authorities and/or public health agencies.

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  • Why stock rotation is crucial for disposable respirators

    Why stock rotation is crucial for disposable respirators

    Stockpiling is a vital part of any emergency preparedness plan and conducting proper stockpile rotation is equally important.

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  • Pandemic Preparedness: When the next crisis arises, it’s too late to prepare

    Pandemic Preparedness: When the next crisis arises, it’s too late to prepare

    From environmental disasters and pandemics to terrorism, the time and nature of your next crisis is unknown. That’s why the steps you take today could make all the difference tomorrow.

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  • Pandemic Preparedness: Getting started with a plan

    Pandemic Preparedness: Getting started with a plan

    Having an emergency preparedness program in place before a crisis occurs can go a long way toward minimizing the disruptive impact of such an event.

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  • Pandemic Preparedness: Preparing to take action on your plan

    Pandemic Preparedness: Preparing to take action on your plan

    Your organization’s needs assessment should identify specific supplies and quantities needed to deal with an emergency or outbreak. The next step: make sure you have those critical supplies on hand.

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  • Selective stockpiling for pandemic

    Selective stockpiling for pandemic

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  • Class E Harnesses: what you need to know

    Class E Harnesses: what you need to know

    If you or your crew uses harnesses on a regular basis, it’s extremely important to understand the differences between the CSA classes of harnesses.

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  • Assigned Protection Factors (APF) for Select 3M Respirators

    Assigned Protection Factors (APF) for Select 3M Respirators

    Assigned Protection Factors (APF) for Select 3M Respirators

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  • Intrinsically safe standard changes and harmonization

    Intrinsically safe standard changes and harmonization

    A number of revisions have been made to the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) standards relating to intrinsically safe (IS) equipment.

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  • How to put on 3M™ disposable respirators.

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  • Recall notice update: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge  Self-Retracting Lifelines

    Recall notice update: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge Self-Retracting Lifelines

    3M Fall Protection is pleased to announce it has resolved the partial deployment of the energy absorber that led to the immediate stop use and recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRL

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  • How to choose a filter for your reusable respirator

    How to choose a filter for your reusable respirator

    Helping you choose the proper filter for your reusable respirator.

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  • Sound Solutions. We understand the needs of Canadian workers loud and clear.

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  • FAQ: Hearing protection

    FAQ: Hearing protection

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  • Getting you into high‑quality gear for safety

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  • New and improved warranty for NFPA 2018 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ X3 Pro SCBA

    New and improved warranty for NFPA 2018 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ X3 Pro SCBA

    New and improved warranty for NFPA 2018 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ X3 Pro SCBA

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  • Abrasive Safety Assessment Guide

    Abrasive Safety Assessment Guide

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  • Choosing respiratory protection for construction applications

    Choosing respiratory protection for construction applications

    Do you know which type of respiratory protection is ideal for construction sites where workers are exposed to hazards like silica, asbestos, wood dust, solvents and metal fumes?

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  • How technology helps drive automatic backup systems to enhance safety

    How technology helps drive automatic backup systems to enhance safety

    Evaluating risk of equipment failure, Dependability of SCBA and risk of failure, maximizing detection while minimizing the effect of malfunction, maximizing detection while minimizing the effect.

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  • Applied to help workers see clearly, longer. 3M™ Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Technology.

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  • Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable.

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  • Importance of spill response

    Importance of spill response

    Spills can occur in nearly any work setting, including in chemical manufacturing plants, hospitals, gas stations or even in places like hardware stores.

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  • Press Release: 3M Completes Sale of Gas and Flame Detection Business

    Press Release: 3M Completes Sale of Gas and Flame Detection Business

    August 1, 2019 – 3M announced today that it has completed the sale of its gas and flame detection business to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.

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  • Noise-induced hearing loss in oil and gas workers

    Noise-induced hearing loss in oil and gas workers

    Canadian workers in the oil and gas industry are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in alarming numbers.

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  • Whitepaper: Fall protection for elevated work platforms

    Whitepaper: Fall protection for elevated work platforms

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  • Suggested respirators for the different phases of a wildfire

    Suggested respirators for the different phases of a wildfire

    If you live in an area with an active wildfire or are conducting work related to the wildfire, you are at risk of facing hazards from smoke and ash. These are the products we recommend using during.

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  • Class P work positioning harnesses: what you need to know

    Class P work positioning harnesses: what you need to know

    Class P work positioning harnesses: what you need to know

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  • Dust masks vs. respirators: is there a difference?

    Dust masks vs. respirators: is there a difference?

    Have you ever referred to your respirator as a dust mask? A surprisingly amount of people use the words dust mask interchangeably with respirator, even though there are significant differences between

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  • Product Advisory: 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ-Stop™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard

    Product Advisory: 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ-Stop™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard

    This is not a recall and the EZ-Stop Lanyard portfolio remains safe to use as it meets all aspects of the relevant OSHA regulation (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502).

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  • How do I clean my earplugs and earmuffs?

    How do I clean my earplugs and earmuffs?

    It’s a question we are frequently asked – how do I clean my earplugs and earmuffs, along with how long can I wear them for?

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  • 3M Canada facial hair and respirator fit testing policy

    3M Canada facial hair and respirator fit testing policy

    At 3M Canada, we are fully committed to following CSA Standard Z94.4 regarding workers with facial hair and respirator fit testing.

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  • CSA Changes: Personal energy absorbers and lanyards

    CSA Changes: Personal energy absorbers and lanyards

    Personal energy absorbers and lanyards: how upcoming changes on February 1, 2020 to CSA Standard Z259.11-17 affect you and your workers

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  • Top Products Catalogue 2019

    Top Products Catalogue 2019

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  • Can welders grow facial hair?

    Can welders grow facial hair?

    Welders, rejoice! If you’re worried about whether or not you’d be able to grow a glorious beard to perfectly complement your moustache, you may be in luck.

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  • Pandemic Preparedness: Reinforcing your knowledge

    Pandemic Preparedness: Reinforcing your knowledge

    Training and education is essential to develop awareness and understanding of how to respond and react in a crisis.

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  • Stop Use Advisory to Wind Energy Industry: Compatibility of powered climb assist systems with climbing ladder fall arrest systems

    Stop Use Advisory to Wind Energy Industry: Compatibility of powered climb assist systems with climbing ladder fall arrest systems

    STOP USE ADVISORY TO THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY COMPATIBILITY OF POWERED CLIMB ASSIST SYSTEMS WITH CLIMBING LADDER FALL ARREST SYSTEMS

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  • FAQ: Confined space

    FAQ: Confined space

    Get the answers to your confined space work questions. From the best equipment for safety to rescue and descent, our experts answer it all.

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  • Benefits of quick connect cylinders on self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs)

    Benefits of quick connect cylinders on self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs)

    Quick connect cylinders can help make self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinder replacement much easier. 3M Scott Fire & Safety developed and patented quick connect cylinders over fifteen

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  • What do you need to know about the NFPA standard change?

    What do you need to know about the NFPA standard change?

    What do you need to know about the NFPA standard change?

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  • Refrigeration and the respiratory hazards associated with ammonia

    Refrigeration and the respiratory hazards associated with ammonia

    Certain gases are better refrigerants than others because of the amount of heat they absorb, and their cost. This is why ammonia is used in many refrigeration systems.

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  • Recall notice: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifelines

    Recall notice: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifelines

    Stop Use & Recall Notice IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifeline

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  • CSA Z94.4-18: Review of updates and changes

    CSA Z94.4-18: Review of updates and changes

    CAN/CSA-Z94.4-Selection, use and care of respirators Z94.4-18

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  • How to select the right cartridges or filters for your 3M™ Reusable Respirator

    How to select the right cartridges or filters for your 3M™ Reusable Respirator

    Did you know that there are different kinds of cartridges for different kinds of gases and vapours? 3MTM Gas & Vapour Cartridges filter gases and vapours for many different applications.

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  • What you need to know when establishing a hearing loss prevention program

    What you need to know when establishing a hearing loss prevention program

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  • How to inspect, clean and store 3M™ Reusable Respirators

    How to inspect, clean and store 3M™ Reusable Respirators

    How to inspect, clean and store 3M™ Reusable Respirators

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  • Webinar: Keeping you safe from Crystalline Silica

    Webinar: Keeping you safe from Crystalline Silica

    Gain an overview of what you need to know in order to avoid the serious long-term harm Silica could do to your lungs.

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  • Webinar: How to integrate communications into your hearing conservation program

    Webinar: How to integrate communications into your hearing conservation program

    Communication and hearing protection is crucial for all job sites. This webinar explores communication devices and their valuable benefits for your workers and your protection.

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  • 3M™ Versaflo™ Systems for PAPRs helping you take on workplace hazards

    3M™ Versaflo™ Systems for PAPRs helping you take on workplace hazards

    Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) systems can offer respiratory protection with integrated head, eye and face protection that can help provide a more comfortable environment for the worker.

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