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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

Top tips from a Productivity Ninja

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

Build mental resilience at Safety Network Live

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

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?

Hearing Protection Selection

When selecting Hearing Protective Equipment (HPE) you need to consider the task, environment, length of shift, storage facilities for reusable products, hygiene and compatibility with other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This infographic will help show you how to check you’ve made the right selection! Alternatively, you can open this document here: Hearing Protection Selection

Can wearer stubble affect the performance of Respiratory Protective Equipment?

Selection of adequate tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) focusses on the need to provide the required respiratory protection for the present hazard(s). However, the level of protection provided by these types of RPE can be significantly reduced if the user has facial hair in the area of the face seal. Despite advice to the contrary … Continue reading Can wearer stubble affect the performance of Respiratory Protective Equipment?

You’re invited to Safety Network Live 2016!

Last year, we held our Safety Network Live event at the 3M Head Office in Bracknell. Following its success, we’re excited to invite you yet another day of informative and engaging topics covering a range of health and safety issues. We’ll also be holding the same event in Manchester as we would love to see … Continue reading You’re invited to Safety Network Live 2016!

Our new SafeTea Break topics keep people talking about health and safety in the workplace

3M SafeTea Break is back, following the success of last year, and bursting with a whole host of brand new material to further improve workplace health and safety. In 2015, 1,800 companies took part in encouraging health and safety managers to use short periods during the day to educate their staff on health and safety … Continue reading Our new SafeTea Break topics keep people talking about health and safety in the workplace

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

The workers’ choice in hearing protection

3M™ PELTOR™ Headsets are the workers’ choice because they have been designed and built around the wearers’ needs. So whether you’re buying for yourself or your workforce, you can rely on PELTOR to deliver professional protection. And more. PELTOR is the ultimate range. You’ll find everything you need from headsets that increase productivity through crystal … Continue reading The workers’ choice in hearing protection