3M™ Personal Safety Division will showcase its latest innovations in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce EXP), booth #1511, in Seattle beginning Sunday, June 4. In addition to the debut of new products and services, 3M will be offering a series of presentations to highlight hearing and respiratory protection and the growing importance of digital record keeping and asset management. 3M will also announce the winner of the 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety New Professional Award.
Take the EARfit Challenge
3M is putting AIHce attendees’ hearing protection to the test with its EARfit Challenge. After selecting the earplug of their choice, a 3M hearing specialist will run an EARfit test, notate their information and track PAR scores of all who participate throughout the conference. At the end of each day the highest unaided PAR will win a 3M™ ProTac™ III Shooter Headset (an estimated $90 value). For any participants who don’t perform well during the challenge, our hearing specialist will provide on-the-spot training to ensure they understand how to properly select and wear hearing protection.
Is your fall equipment no longer up to task? Workers and safety managers can trade in qualifying fall protection equipment with the 3M Fall Protection Trade-in, Trade-up program while trading up for more than 170 products from the 3M Fall Protection line and receive cash rebates.
Are you ready for the OSHA Silica Regulation changes? 3M’s latest online informational tool kit focuses on silica, specifically the OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation released in March 2016 (29 CFR 1926.1153). Resources include the text of the new regulation, an overview of the new regulation, listing of products that might help address the new requirements, tips on how to protect workers, other resources as well as access to 3M training and support.
3M applies science to training and education to help companies keep workers safe and healthy. Whether part of a large international company or a locally-owned business, every jobsite needs trusted, reliable resources for health and safety knowledge. 3M is using the latest technology to create dynamic and engaging training and education experiences for safety managers and the workers that depend on them for knowledge and support.
Synchronized Noise Analysis of Multiple Noise Sources – June 3 at 10:20 a.m.
3M’s Clifford Frey, CIH, will share a new approach for assessing the relative contributions of multiple, intermittent noise sources on the noise dose of a nonstationary operator. This technique provides a qualitative ranking of multiple noise sources and fluctuations in intensity.
The Fundamentals of an Effective Respirator Program – June 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3M’s Don Rust, CIH, CSP, technical services specialist; Megan Torgrude, CIH, CSP, technical service specialist; and Scott Larson, CIH, CSP, technical service manager, will discuss steps needed to identify the right respiratory protection program for each job, worker and facility, as well as provide resources and support systems to help safety managers deploy and maintain these programs.
Cartridge Service Life Against Hydrogen Peroxide – June 5 at 11:55 a.m.
3M’s Erik Johnson, MPH, CIH, CSP, will address the challenges in protecting workers from acetic acid, peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. He’ll showcase PAPR cartridges that have been tested against a mixture of these materials and discuss what testing is needed to lower exposure concentrations.
Data Driven Continuous Improvement in OEHS – June 6 at 10 a.m.
3M’s David Stein, CIH, will discuss how the quality and quantity of data generated can be used to improve the overall effectiveness of occupational and environmental health and safety management systems.
Hearing Protection, Communication and Hearing Loss Prevention; Full-Day Professional Development Course – June 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ted Madison, M.A., CCC-A, technical service specialist, and Laurie Wells, Doctor of Audiology and senior acoustics regulatory affairs specialist, will teach participants how hearing protection devices (HPD’s) are tested and rated, and discuss key considerations for selecting devices and how new fit testing technologies help enhance program success. The course will include hands-on demonstrations fitting of today’s most popular and effective styles of earplugs and earmuffs.
3M Personal Safety Division Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Reception – June 4 at 5:30 p.m.
3M will announce the three winners of the 3M Personal Safety Division Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. Three scholarships, in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to selected students pursuing graduate-level education in Occupational Health or Safety/Industrial Hygiene. Each awardee will be given airfare and accommodations to attend AIHce. The recipients will be honored at a reception during the show.
Stay compliant, audit-ready and data savvy on safety equipment inspections and training with the 3M Inspection & Asset Management (IAM) System, a safety-focused and cloud-based software that is accessible both on and off the jobsite. With the system, occupational health and safety managers can assign and manage PPE and other equipment, record employee training information, automate notifications of recurring tasks, receive select compliance metrics in real time and configure a workplace to meet diverse safety needs in different parts of an operation.
With 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear Series, Scotchgard™ Anti-fog Coating provides long-lasting clarity for at least 25 washings with water, and Rugged anti-scratch (RAS) coating help extend the life of the lens. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV light outdoors.
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