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.
To help build awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry, 3M and Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company are participating in the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Stand-Down June 2-6, 2014. The Stand-Down is a nationwide event for construction companies to take a short break in their workday to educate workers about the importance of fall protection and prevention in the construction industry, which has historically seen high numbers of fall-related fatalities.
Recent 3M quality inspections have indicated a limited potential for the cover of the 3M™ Adflo™ Li-Ion Battery Charger, part number 35-0099-08, to become separated from the main body that contains the electronic circuit board and power input. This separation could occur during shipping or when removing the charger from an electrical outlet. Because of the potential for an electrical hazard, we are taking the precautionary step of recommending users who purchased complete systems or chargers prior to May 19th 2014, contact 3M immediately at 800-243-4630, Option #3, and arrange for return of your charger to 3M. 3M will replace this battery charger free of charge.
3M is pleased to announce the introduction of an extension to the Virtua CCS with Foam Gasket line of protective eyewear. This popular and versatile frame is now available with readers, 1.5+, 2.0+ and 2.5+ diopters. For more information, please read the brochure.
3M is proud to announce the winners of its 28th annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship program, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing a graduate degree in occupational health and safety. With this program, 3M awards each winner a $5,000 scholarship and attendance to the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene conference & exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio, TX.
3M has received a number of inquiries regarding the appropriate respirator recommendations for potential exposures to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (previously referred to as a novel coronavirus (nCoV)). Following are responses to many of the most commonly
asked questions. It is important to note this FAQ is not a substitute for the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and your local health authority. Please frequently consult their websites for the most current information and infection control procedures regarding MERS-CoV.