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Product Discontinuation Notice:

Due to challenges with ensuring ongoing availability, 3M Personal Safety Division will be discontinuing the following products effective immediately.

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Posted 2014-04-11


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3M Expands Personal Safety Portfolio to Include High-Altitude Welding Protection

The 3M Adflo Turbo Assembly High-Altitude Upgrade is designed specifically to compensate for air-density changes that occur with an increase in elevation. This upgrade helps provide provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. 3M’s Adflo PAPR also now comes standard with a lithium ion battery – reducing the battery weight in previous models by approximately 50 percent and the overall respiratory system weight by approximately 20 percent.

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Posted 2014-03-26


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3M Expands Personal Safety Fall Protection Portfolio With Escape and Rescue Kits

3M has expanded its personal safety portfolio to include a new controlled descent device for escape and rescue at height, called the 3M™ and DEUS™ Escape and Rescue System. The innovative new system enables workers to steadily descend from heights up to 590 feet, and is an all-purpose rescue solution.

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Posted 2014-03-18


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3M Expands Personal Safety Portfolio with Escape & Rescue Kit and High Altitude Respiratory Protection Device

3M has expanded its personal safety portfolio with a new controlled descent device for escape and rescue at height and a high-altitude upgrade for its popular 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator system. The 3M™ and DEUS™ Escape and Rescue System enables workers to steadily descend from heights up to 590 feet, while the 3M™ Adflo™ Turbo Assembly with High Altitude Upgrade can provide continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft.

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Posted 2014-03-04


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NEW 3M™ Gas & Vapor Cartridge Models 6009S and 60929S to Replace Existing 3M™ Cartridge Models 6009 and 60929

3M Personal Safety Division has added NIOSH sulfur dioxide approval to our current mercury vapor cartridges. Although the cartridge's trapezoid body and bayonet connection design has not changed, NIOSH required assignment of new part numbers because of the additional approval of sulfur dioxide. These new 3M™ Gas & Vapor Cartridges 6000 Series models will be available March 3, 2014 and will replace two existing gas & vapor cartridge models, which will be discontinued effective March 31, 2014.

Please see the product announcement for information on both the new gas & vapor cartridge models and the discontinued cartridge models.

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Posted 2014-03-03


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3M and Racing Electronics Collaborate on a New, Two-Way Communications Headset

3M announces a collaborative effort with Racing Electronics that has resulted in a newly designed, two-way communications headset. Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion driven by Greg Biffle were the first to use the new communications headset in NASCAR racing action at the Daytona International Speedway Feb. 23.

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Posted 2014-02-25


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3M Names Frank Little as Executive Vice President of Safety and Graphics Business and Ashish Khandpur Vice President and General Manager, Personal Safety Division

3M has named Frank Little executive vice president of 3M’s Safety and Graphics business. In this role, Little will oversee more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, assive fire protection, protective eyewear, head and face protection, reflective materials and graphics for traffic control and guidance, commercial hand and floor pads, and other adjacent solutions.

3M named Ashish Khandpur vice president and general manager, Personal Safety Division. Ashish was previously vice president, Research and Development, Industrial Business. While at 3M, Khandpur has held research and leadership positions in several 3M organizations, including the Adhesive Technologies Center, Office Supplies Division and the Industrial and Transportation Business.

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Posted 2014-01-15


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Look for 3M Personal Safety Products in the movies and on the Syfy channel

Helix - Syfy Channel starting January 10.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation. Several team members will be seen wearing the 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Respirator System.
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - in movie theaters.
A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. In the helicopter scene when Walter Mitty jumps aboard to start another leg of his journey, look for the 3M™ Peltor™ Aviation Headset worn by the helicopter pilot.
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Posted 2014-01-15


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