3M has launched the Speedglas Welding Helmet QR Series, which swiftly convert many of the industry’s hard hats into auto-darkening welding helmets. Using the 3M™ Speedglas™ Quick Release Rail (QR) System, the new 9100 QR and 100 QR welding helmets clasp onto a hard hat via a releasable ratcheting mechanism.
To help health and safety professionals stay on top of the latest industry developments and best practices, 3M experts will lead 12 professional development sessions on hearing, respiratory, eye, face, head, body and fall protection at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo., in San Diego from Sept. 13-19.
3M PSD has donated nearly 1 million respirators to help doctors and aid workers contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Project HOPE, MAP International, and Direct Relief International will distribute 3M’s NIOSH-approved N95 respirators to workers in Sierra Leone and surrounding areas.
3M has named Jose Varela vice president and general manager of 3M’s Personal Safety Division. In this role, Varela will oversee 3M’s global safety business and more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, protective eyewear, head and face protection, and reflective materials.
A majority of 3M occupational safety and health products are manufactured and assembled right here in the heartland of America. In fact, 85%* of our health and safety products sold in the US are manufactured in the US with local and globally sourced materials. This is good for America’s economy and also keeps much of our manufacturing close to where the products are needed, minimizing shipping and lead times. And if demand warrants it, we can leverage 3M’s global manufacturing capabilities during periods of high demand such as weather-related events, pandemics or regional emergencies. As you work hard to grow your business, let 3M personal protective equipment help keep your workers safe and healthy on the job.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) announced today the joint collaboration between 3M and Motorola on the 3M™ Peltor™ Heavy-Duty Headset Portfolio. Motorola is now the sole distributor of the MT7H79 Direct Radio Connect Headsets, optimized and certified to meet Motorola’s performance standards for APX and MOTOTRBO™ two-way radios. The initial launch will include 15 new headset products from the Peltor HT, MT and Tactical Pro Series which serve as complementary accessories to Motorola’s digital two-way radios. Ideal for noisy work environments, this portfolio will help customers meet hearing conservation program requirements. Hearing conservation programs are mandated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers with significant exposure to occupational noise from hearing impairment.