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Safety Products Proudly Made in America

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.

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Posted 2014-07-03

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User Advisory Notice: 3M™ Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6900

Please see the attached letters regarding a potential quality issue involving a limited quantity of the 3M™ Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6900.

6900 Frame Face Seal Distributor Notice (PDF 175KB)

6900 Frame Face Seal External Notice (PDF 174KB)

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Posted 2014-06-30

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Motorola Solutions, 3M™ Peltor™ to Offer Technology That Protects Workers’Hearing, Improves Communication

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.

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Posted 2014-05-30

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3M and Kraus-Anderson Team Up to Curb Fall-Related Deaths in Construction

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.

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Posted 2014-05-30

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PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE - 3M™ Adflo™ Lithium Battery Charger 35-0099-08

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.

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Posted 2014-05-27

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Introducing the 3M Virtua™ CCS Protective Eyewear with Foam Gasket, Readers

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.

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Posted 2014-05-19

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3M Announces 28th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Winners

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.

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Posted 2014-05-19

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Respiratory Protection and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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.

Guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the 3M™ TR-300 Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Assembly (pdf, 292K)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (pdf, 140K)


World Health Organization (WHO)

Key Differences Between Respirators and Masks (pdf, 68K)

Respiratory and Surgical Masks: A Comparison (pdf, 157K)

For further information on 3M personal protective equipment please contact 3M Technical Service in the US at 1-800-243-4630.

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Posted 2014-05-02

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3M™ E-A-R™ Hearing Conservation Seminars

Cleveland, OH
September 9, 2014


National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo

September 13, 2014
San Diego, CA


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