Get set for Movember with 3M Personal Safety

To support Movember, which sees men across the UK growing facial hair to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, 3M has created a light hearted video to show-off some respirator-suitable facial hair styles.

The video features members of the 3M Personal Safety team led-by 3M technical specialist Alan McArthur, who shows viewers some facial hair options that can be safely worn without interfering with a respirator’s face seal – and those that need to be avoided.


The video highlights the need for tight-fitting RPE wearers to be clean shaven under the area of the face seal, but disproves the misconception that they must be entirely clean shaven.

To help support the campaign, 3M has also pledged to make a £1,000 donation to the Movember Foundation and will double this figure if the video receives more than 5000 unique views by 31st December 2015.

About Movember
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives.

Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Please visit to sign up to support men’s health or to make a donation.

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