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3M to hold free webinar on protective clothing as part of ‘Safety Spotlight’ series

16 June 2011

Diversified technology company 3M is hosting a free webinar on the selection of protective clothing as part of its ‘safety spotlight’ series.  Taking place on Wednesday 20 July at 12 noon, it is the fourth free webinar that 3M has hosted this year.

3M launched the ‘safety spotlight’ series to share with customers its knowledge and expertise on a variety of workplace issues and hazards.  As well as an informative and interactive webinar, the ‘safety spotlight’ series includes free access to detailed technical bulletins that provide additional information for customers to review and keep as a permanent resource.

The latest ‘safety spotlight’ will provide invaluable information on the selection of protective clothing; from an overview of potential skin hazards in the workplace to the different levels of protection available from protective clothing and how the correct products can be selected to protect the worker and meet the legal requirements of the working environment.

Jenn Raymond of 3M’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division explained:  “The webinar will cover in depth the different considerations in selecting protective clothing.  3M offers a wide range of coveralls that have been designed for many different tasks and conditions and therefore offer varying levels of protection.

“Specification can be a confusing process, which is why it is not uncommon for unsuitable products to be selected for an application.  The webinar will feature a dedicated section on understanding the levels of protection offered by different products and explain some of the features available, from breathable panels that offer increased comfort, to the use of fabrics with improved abrasion-resistance for added longevity in harsher environments.

“The webinar will also consider the testing procedures 3M coveralls undergo and give an overview of the different safety standards that must be met.  It will be a useful session for customers wanting to get to grips with protective clothing.”

To register for the webinar, go to www.3M.co.uk/ohes/speakerseries. All you need to join is a telephone and internet access.  The technical bulletin will be available to download from July by visiting www.3M.co.uk/safetyspotlights.

For more information on 3M’s coveralls and to see the full range of Personal Protective Equipment and other support available, visit www.3M.co.uk/ohes or call 0870 60 800 60 in the UK or 1 800 320 500 (Ireland).

For further details on future ‘safety spotlights’ including Light Hazards and Occupational Asthmagens, visit www.3M.co.uk/safetyspotlights.

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