Category Archives: Science of Fit

Is your Personal Protective Equipment working together?

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?

Meet the man behind the mask

When he’s developing a new respirator, 3M scientist John Bryant takes his work home with him, wearing the prototype to go running and cycling and even to knock down walls! Explained John: “I find that wearing the test respirator in real life conditions, such as a hot and sweaty gym or doing a spot of … Continue reading Meet the man behind the mask

Headline from the Helpline: Fit Testing

In the first entry of the new “Headline from the Helpline” blog series, Pete Hilton from the 3M Health and Safety Helpline discusses the frequently asked questions he receives on Fit Testing… What are the common questions people ask you about Fit Testing? Probably the most common question is whether it is necessary to fit … Continue reading Headline from the Helpline: Fit Testing