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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.

To find out when our webinars are on please see our
Calendar of Safety Spotlights

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PPE: Critical to Construction

PPE: Critical to Construction

Thursday 24th April 2014; 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Speakers: Sarah Broadbent and Rob Brill

The construction industry can be a very hazardous place to work if you don’t stay safe and wear the correct PPE. In this webinar Sarah and Rob consider some of the specific PPE requirements for construction site safety and discuss:

  • The noise, respiratory and eye hazards found during various activities on construction sites
  • The challenges for H&S professionals
  • How PPE is selected and used
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Future webinars

Fab PPE: Staying safe in the Metal Fabrication Industry

PPE Compatibility

Thursday 8th May 2014; 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Speaker: Rob Brill

In the metal fabrication and welding industries, activities such as welding and cutting can produce fume, gas, light and spark hazards. In this webinar Rob will look at common tasks that are heavily reliant on PPE and review some of the risks to the eyes, ears, skin and lungs before looking at how selecting the right PPE can also help you to stay productive.

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The 3M 4 Step Guide to Hearing Conservation

PPE Compatibility

Wednesday 4th June 2014; 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Speaker: Sarah Broadbent

Protect your workforce from noise-induced hearing loss and the result can be healthier people and a more productive business. This simple 4 step programme should help you ensure each and every member of your workforce is offered the protection they need for the environment they work in and the role they perform. This webinar will cover:

  • How to identify and measure noise
  • How to select hearing protective equipment
  • Training considerations
  • Validating your hearing protection
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Spending wisely: Getting the most from your PPE

Spending wisely

When PPE is required, selecting equipment that is adequate and suitable for the situation is the primary task for the Health and Safety professional. However, considering the value you get for your money is also important. Keeping productivity and spend in mind, this webinar saw Alan discuss some steps you can take to ensure your PPE selection meets your business’s requirements.

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events.

The 3M Path to Respiratory Protection

Keep your kit on!

Delivered in two parts, this opening topic to the 3M 2014 Safety Spotlight webinar series focused on a simple four step process to respiratory protection. The first instalment, hosted by Rob Brill, identified respiratory hazards and discussed how they can be detected and consider assessment of the risk to workers’ health. The second webinar, delivered by Alan McArthur, covered the correct selection of respiratory protective equipment (RPE), training and validation.

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events.

Keep your kit on! How to improve PPE compliance

Keep your kit on!

In this webinar, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specialist Sarah Broadbent will be discussing the issues of PPE compliance in the workplace. Sarah will cover:

  • what is non-compliance and how it can be identified
  • how product design affects comfort and compliance
  • selecting PPE that will be worn
  • points to consider to improve compliance

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events.

Reusable Respirator Discipline and Maintenance

Reusable Respirator

It is important that reusable respirators are used and maintained properly, not only to ensure the protection of the wearer but also to protect the employer’s investment in the equipment. In this webinar, Rob will discuss:

  • Ensuring equipment is used as intended
  • Storage of reusable respirators
  • Accessories to help wearers
  • Maintenance of equipment

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events.

The Science of Fit: Designing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for people and assessing its validity

Can anybody hear me?

It is important that as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is developed, manufacturers aim beyond the minimum requirements of European Test Standards and give great consideration to the needs and physical characteristics of the wearer.

At 3M we believe in ‘personal’ safety and the importance of assessing that each item of PPE is right for the individual. In this webinar, 3M Technical Services Engineer Alan McArthur discuessed assessing the effectiveness of the PPE selected and validation for the individual.

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events through our contact form.

Demystifying powered and supplied air respirators

Can anybody hear me?

Powered and supplied air respirators are often seen as a more complex choice; in this webinar 3M demonstrates how they can bring benefits across many different industries. Technical Services Engineer Alan McArthur discussed:

  • Reasons to choose powered and supplied air respirators
  • Solving common workplace problems through the use of powered and supplied air
  • Simplified selection of powered and supplied air respirators

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events through our contact form.

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Fit for Purpose? How to validate your Personal Protective Equipment selection.

Light Hazards

Once you’ve selected your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) how do know it’s doing what you intended? In this webinar Alan discussed:

  • Methods of validating your PPE Selection, including:
    • Using the 3M EAR-Fit Validation System to generate a Personal Attenuation Rating for ear plugs.
    • Face fit testing methods used to assess the fit of tight fitting respirators.
    • Biological monitoring.
  • Methods of assessing and auditing
  • Monitoring accidents and near misses

This webinar is available as a recording. If you would like a copy, please request one here or register to receive details of future events.

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