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3M Difference - Respiratory

Over the years, some filtering facepiece disposable respirators have been described as just like 3M. Based on our innovation, technical knowledge, and product design, we would have to disagree. Since 1972, 3M has been a pioneer in the disposable respirator category, also referred to as filtering facepiece respirators. Today our extensive family of disposable respirators (N95 – P100) offers a full range of comfort, convenience and value.

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Technologies & Breadth of Line

3M Technology is at the core of our disposable respirators. All 3M respirators are NIOSH 42 CFR 84 approved. Explore the many 3M Proprietary Technologies that we put into our products to help you meet your protection and comfort needs.

Explore the full range of disposable respirators 3M offers, from value priced models to specialty class respirators.

Our People

3M Customer & Technical Service Resources:
3M Technical Service helpline is staffed with employees who understand occupational health and safety and can help answer your product related questions.

US-Based Technical Service/Regulatory Affairs Organization Includes:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Dual-certified Professionals (CIH/CSP)
  • Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)
  • Audiologists
  • Toxicologists
  • Occupational Safety & Health Technologist
  • Full-time Specialists Are Dedicated to:

Technical Product Support:

  • Regulatory Affairs/Standars Development
  • NIOSH Submissions/ANSI Compliance
  • Trade Compliance/Country of Origin
  • US Phone Support (helpline)
  • Internet-Based Customer Support
  • Training Program Development
  • Global Technical Service Support

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We are Local

Unlike many of our competitors, 3M produces our disposable respirators here in the U.S.

Aberdeen, SD (est. 1974) (PDF, 128 KB)
Fun Fact: 3M is the Second Largest Employer in Brown County, SD.
Meet The Employees (PDF, 108 KB)

Valley, NB (est. 1974) (PDF, 63 KB)
Fun Fact: Employees at this 3M plant represent 45 different communities.
Meet The Employees (PDF, 108 KB)

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