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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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  • 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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  • Comfort and confidence in your safety harness

    Comfort and confidence in your safety harness

    These are our four most popular harnesses and we are sharing some of the key features that differentiate them from other harnesses on the market.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Infographic: Confined space plan and rescue

    Infographic: Confined space plan and rescue

    Confined spaces present some of the most challenging environments for health and safety professionals.

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  • Stop Use & Recall Notice UPDATE AND SOLUTION: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge Self-Retracting Lifelines

    Stop Use & Recall Notice UPDATE AND SOLUTION: 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 i

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Discover the soul behind 3M eye protection science.

    Discover the soul behind 3M eye protection science.

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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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  • 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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