Safety Articles

  • 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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  • Why stock rotation is crucial for disposable respirators

    Why stock rotation is crucial for disposable respirators

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

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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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  • 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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  • Changes in the CSA Standard for Self-Retracting Devices

    Changes in the CSA Standard for Self-Retracting Devices

    The Canadian Standard Association (CSA Group International) implemented a new standard addressing the certification and use of self-retracting devices (SRDs).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FAQ: Hearing protection

    FAQ: Hearing protection

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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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  • 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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