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Construction dust — a hidden killer

To put it bluntly, construction dust kills. George Elliott, technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, is interviewed on the potential hazards of working with construction dust and methods for minimising the health risk. Why is controlling hazardous construction dust such an important issue? To put it bluntly, construction dust kills. According to the Health … Continue reading Construction dust — a hidden killer

Protecting your workers from construction dust

The Construction Dust Partnership, 3M and Dustcontrol UK join forces to spread the message on hazardous construction dust with free webinar To register for the free webinar, visit https://go.3M.com/construction-dust Why protect workers from construction dust? Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can be a major health hazard. Every year, around 450 people die from … Continue reading Protecting your workers from construction dust

Intense noise calls for proper protection

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

How to protect workers at height

Are you scared of heights? Even if you’re not part of the 5 per cent of the population to suffer from acrophobia[1] (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

Master of optics

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

A guide to reusable respirators

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

Lung Cancer and the Risk of Respiratory Disease

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

Comfortable eyewear protection: A sight for sore eyes?

“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?

Keeping your kit on: How to improve PPE compliance

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