A Fit Test differs from a Fit Check. Here’s why:
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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
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?
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
3M Personal Safety have created an online virtual assistant to help customers confidently select from a range of 3M respirators. The futuristic character is based on 3M Senior Health and Safety Advisor, Pete Hilton, and has been featured in a number of product information videos. Pete Hilton was the inspiration for the virtual character as … Continue reading Introducing the Virtual Assistant from 3M
To support Movember, we’ve developed a light-hearted video to showcase a range of Movember styles that will not affect the protection offered by a tight-fitting respirator. Our team are rather impressed by their fetching facial fur, but who’s nailed respirator-ready Movember-chic? Vote for your favourite style below & we will crown the lucky winner mo’ … Continue reading Which respirator-ready trend setter should win mo’ of the month?
Fast facts: Asbestos can be found in any building built before 2000 including houses, offices, schools, factories and hospitals.¹ Asbestos kills almost 5,000 people every year, more than the number killed on the road.¹ Around 20 people die every week as a result of past exposure.¹ Those who smoke have a much higher risk of … Continue reading Asbestos in Construction