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3M Safety Spotlight Webinar Series

The 3M Safety Spotlight series aims to share 3M's knowledge and expertise on a variety of workplace issues and hazards.

Please bookmark this page and return for details of our informative and interactive webinars and articles that provide information for you to review and keep as a permanent resource.

Upcoming Webinars

SafeTea Break Toolbox Talk Part 2: Sharing success, feedback & advice

SafeTea Break Toolbox Talk Part 2: Sharing success, feedback & advice

Thursday 20thAugust 2015, 12:00-13:00 pm

Speakers: George Elliott and Jenn Raymond

The SafeTea Break initiative, developed in partnership with Safety Groups UK, aims to encourage health and safety managers to make the most of short periods during the day to educate staff on health topics and long latency diseases. The SafeTea Break puts a new spin on traditional tea breaks with an innovative choreographed toolbox talk designed to engage employees in discussions about workplace health.

This webinar follows on from our launch webinar and will give an overview of the SafeTea Break as well as discuss feedback, success stories and questions around the topic.

This webinar will cover:

  • An recap of the SafeTea Break Campaign
  • Success stories from customers
  • How to get involved on the Safety Network Forum
  • Feedback and advice

RPE Fit Testing: Know The Facts

RPE Fit Testing: Know The Facts

Tuesday 15th September 2015, 12:00-12:45 pm

Speaker: Alan McArthur

Face fit testing expert and Fit2Fit accredited Alan McArthur details the requirements of fit testing, helping you to ensure compliance and effective protection of your RPE wearing employees.

This webinar will cover:

  • Why, when and how to fit test
  • The differences between a fit test and fit check
  • What makes a competent fit tester

Introducing the award-winning 3M End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI) technology

Introducing the award-winning 3M End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI) technology

Thursday 24thSeptember 2015, 12:00-13:00 pm

Speakers: Alan McArthur

“How do I know when to change my filters?” is one of the most frequently asked questions about respiratory protection. Unfortunately, with regard to gas & vapour filters, this hasn’t always been an easy question to answer. Changing filters on a pre-defined schedule is generally considered good practice but this can lead to filters being discarded whilst they still have available capacity. Waiting until the gas or vapour breaks through means that the wearer has been exposed to the hazard.

This webinar will discuss the BSIF Product Innovation Awards 2015 winner, the 3MTM 6000i Series End of Service Life Indicator Filters, and how they can help you to better manage your filter change schedule. The filters feature a simple visual indicator, which, when used in appropriate environments, will develop to help determine the remaining filter service life.

This webinar will cover:

  • What ESLI is and how it works
  • Which products are available with a visual ESLI
  • The limitations of ESLI
  • Common questions, troubleshooting and available support materials

The Role of PPE in Infectious Diseases

The Role of PPE in Infectious Diseases

Thursday 15thOctober 2015, 12.00 - 12.45 pm

Speaker: Alan McArthur

Although not traditionally thought of as a profession requiring PPE, healthcare workers can often be exposed to fatal infectious diseases, where despite engineering and strict management controls PPE is often required as a crucial barrier.

This webinar will cover some of the considerations for designing an effective PPE programme, in particular:

  • PPE Selection
  • Healthcare standards and guidance
  • Maintenance, cleaning and disposal

Respiratory Protection in Foundries: How to Shape an Effective RPE Programme

Respiratory Protection in Foundries: How to Shape an Effective RPE Programme

Thursday 19th November 2015, 12:00-13:00 pm

Speaker: Simon Field

HSE statistics estimate that around 12,000 deaths each year are due to occupational respiratory diseases. It has long been recognised that respiratory hazards found within foundries can cause severe and debilitating conditions such as occupational asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Respiratory Protective Equipment is still an important control measure in preventing these.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Detecting & monitoring respiratory hazards
  • Correct selection & use of RPE
  • How to implement an effective respiratory protection programme.

Archived Webinars

Managing Noise & Vibration: Reducing Risk, Improving Productivity

Managing Noise & Vibration: Reducing Risk, Improving Productivity

Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th July 2015, 12:00-12:30 pm

Speaker: Steve Ellis

In this two part webinar series we will be discussing some of the workplace noise and vibration hazards. After considering how to assess the risk in your workplace we will be providing some advice for the implementation of some practical control solutions.

9th July – Assessing the hazard


16th July – Implementing a solution


3M SafeTea ToolBox Talk: Turning Your Tea Break into a Platform for Behavioural Change

3M SafeTea ToolBox Talk: Turning Your Tea Break into a Platform for Behavioural Change

Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 12:00-13:00 pm

Speakers: Jenn Raymond and George Elliott

3M’s SafeTea campaign is a national promotion to make the most of a group tea break. Utilising a toolbox talk can be a valuable way to engage and encourage compliance within your workforce. This webinar discusses methods to set-up and optimise your 3M SafeTea session so that you and your workforce can make the most of this behavioural change opportunity.

This webinar will cover:

  • Pre-event set-up and awareness
  • Delivering the SafeTea toolbox talk to foster workforce involvement and input
  • Generating an action plan and behavioural change
  • Group feedback and support

Creatively Communicating Health & Safety

Creatively Communicating Health & Safety

Thursday 14th May 2015, 12:00-12:45 pm

Speaker: Jenn Raymond

There’s often more to being a Health and Safety professional than meets the eye. Communicating H&S, getting your messages across and engaging your workforce is critical to ensure you gain compliance with your policies and practices. However, creative communication techniques aren’t often covered in traditional H&S courses.

In this webinar, 3M chartered marketing professional Jenn Raymond will give advice on how to utilise marketing methods to introduce new and novel ways to effectively understand and communicate with your workforce.


A Focus on Dust in Construction & Rail

A Focus on Dust in Construction & Rail

Tuesday 14th April 2015, 12:00-13:00 pm

Speaker: George Elliott

According to HSE statistics there are over 3700 new occupational cancer cases each year attributed to construction exposure, most of which have been caused by past exposures to asbestos and silica.

In light of this, there is a strong focus in the industry on understanding the causes and reducing the impact harmful dusts can have on the long term health of construction and rail workers.

In this webinar George Elliott from 3M will be evaluating the vital role PPE can play, giving consideration to the correct selection, use and fitting of respiratory protective equipment.


Change for Success: How to Implement a Successful Health & Safety Change Management Programme

Change for Success: How to Implement a Successful Health & Safety Change Management Programme

Thursday 19th March 2015, 12:00-12:45 pm

Speakers: Mairead Minto and George Elliott

Effective change management can be the difference between business success and failure. Having a workforce adopt changes in approaches to Health and Safety can seem daunting, however steps can be taken to support a successful change management program.

The webinar will cover:

  • Creating the right climate for change
  • How to engage and enable your workforce
  • Implementing change
  • Measuring change programmes

To view any of the 2014 Safety Spotlight webinars, visit the download section on the 3M Safety Network.

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