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In 1972, 3M introduced the first NIOSH-approved disposable filtering facepiece respirator, and continues to be a pioneer in the development and manufacturing of quality work safety respiratory products including disposable, reusable and powered & supplied air respirators.

Setting up a Respiratory Protection Program

Guidance for establishing a respiratory protection program:
6 Simple Steps
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Evolve to the TR-600

3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600 was designed to help make breathing and working easier.
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Respiratory Protection Videos

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Why 3M™ Respiratory Protection?

Comfort and safety, right from the start.

3M has always been an innovator in worker health and safety. We provides an extensive range of Disposable, Reusable and Powered & Supplied Air Respirators.

40 Years of Safety Leadership and thousands of patents later, 3M now offers an extensive family of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) beyond respiratory protection. Trust your PPE to a company that has the support and services you’ve needed for decades past and can rely on for years to come.

Selection & Replacement Tools

Select & Service Life
3M can provide assistance in choosing the appropriate respirator and estimating the service life of 3M™ Respirator Cartridges. Learn More

Cartridge & Filter Replacement Program
Help protect workers by efficiently managing the cartridge and filter replacement process by assisting you in determining how long products may be used, and providing procedures and templates to document your safety programs. Learn More

Services & Training

Setting up a Respiratory Protection Program
Guidance for establishing a respiratory protection program: 6 Simple Steps. Learn More

Respirator Fit Testing
Fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting facepieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(f) states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.” Learn More

Online Medica Evaluations
Medical evaluation of the employee is required for mandatory use of all respirators or voluntary use of reusable or disposable respirators. 3M Online Respirator Evaluation can be used with all brands and types of respirators.

The easy-to-use questionnaire helps establish the worker’s clearance level for using a specific respirator in your work conditions. It can be completed in 15-20 minutes using any computer with internet access, and is available every day, any time, to fit your employees’ schedules. Any respirator brand can be used. You’ll receive immediate notification of clearance as well as on-line recordkeeping to track employee status. Available in English and Spanish. Learn More

Selection & Replacement Tools

Respiratory Protection Resource Guide Mobile App
Using the free app, industrial hygienists and safety professionals can quickly get answers to frequently asked respiratory questions, check the 3M respirator selection guide, identify 3M facepieces, cartridges and filters, walk through an overview of qualitative fit-testing protocols, and conduct fit tests.

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