Factories. Airports. Quarries. All extreme, challenging and intense places to work, with many obvious hazards. Plenty of protective equipment safety procedures are in place to protect workers in such environments. But what about the most serious dangers that you can’t even see, like high noise levels? Places of work featuring heavy machinery, engines or building … Continue reading Intense noise calls for proper protection
Are you scared of heights? Even if you’re not part of the 5 per cent of the population to suffer from acrophobia (to use its proper term), you’ll still know that being in high places can be seriously dangerous without the proper precautions. To ensure that people who work in high places are properly protected, … Continue reading How to protect workers at height
Kristina Magnusson has long been fascinated by optics. And for the past 25 years, she has been applying this interest to helping improve the safety, quality and visual performance of 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmets. A Senior Optics Specialist with 3M, Kristina Magnusson found her calling when she was still at school. “I wasn’t really interested … Continue reading Master of optics
Reusable respirators represent a cost-effective and comfortable method of protecting workers from the harmful effects of gases, vapours and particulate hazards found throughout many working environments. So if you’d like to know more about reusable respirators and how they can help to protect your workers, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions and answers to … Continue reading A guide to reusable respirators
November is a now famous for being the time of ‘Movember’ the cause that addresses men’s health issues. But you might not be aware that November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for about 22 percent of all cancer deaths*, and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both … Continue reading Lung Cancer and the Risk of Respiratory Disease
“No hardhat, no work!” “No boots, no job!” Do those declarations sound familiar? These are the messages we’re all used to seeing around construction and building sites these days, as companies take health and safety seriously, and understand that the welfare of workers on site is the number one priority. Eyewear protection at work a … Continue reading Comfortable eyewear protection: A sight for sore eyes?
It should never be assumed that all workers wear their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 100% of the time, or even the majority of the time. One of the reasons cited for this is that PPE can sometimes be uncomfortable. As well as leading to PPE not being worn when it should, discomfort can also mean … Continue reading Keeping your kit on: How to improve PPE compliance
Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the working day? Or are you regularly taking your work home with you? You are not alone! Health and safety professionals are notoriously time-strapped. As a result, you are probably unable to spend as much time as you would like on the shop floor and … Continue reading Top tips from a Productivity Ninja
One of the guest speakers at 3M’s Safety Network Live event is Rob Archer, a chartered psychologist and coach from Cognacity. Rob will be hosting an engaging and interactive workshop exploring the fundamentals of resilience, the psychology of decision making under pressure and the science of marginal gains. Having honed his skills working with elite … Continue reading Build mental resilience at Safety Network Live
What does compatible PPE actually mean? If I have two separate pieces of PPE and I wear both of them, then I’ll get the full protection from both, right? Unfortunately it is not this simple. When wearing more than one piece of protection the equipment needs to be compatible, otherwise it may reduce the level … Continue reading Is your Personal Protective Equipment working together?