When should I change my respirator cartridge?

When health and safety are on the line, change is critical. Information is a key to safety. No matter the job. That’s why 3M™ have developed the 3M™ Organic Vapor Cartridges with 3M™ Service Life Indicator technology. Unique to 3M, these innovative cartridges have an end-of-service life indicator (ESLI) to help users determine when to…

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Safety & PPE: Working with Chemicals

There are numerous short and long term health and safety hazards when working with chemicals including organ damage and cancer, respiratory, skin and eye irritation and potential explosion, fire and smoke related injuries. Most people are exposed to chemicals when they inhale vapours, dusts, fumes or gases, while absorption through the skin may also be…

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SILICA DUST…the new Asbestos?

Exposure to silica dust is dangerous and can cause serious lung disease. Silica is a known contributor to lung cancer. At least 600-900 people die a year from occupational health disease in New Zealand. It is important to eliminate silica dust from a workplace, or control any exposure to ensure worker safety. As noted above,…

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