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3M Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator FF-400 available in Australia

Monday, 28 October 2019 9:16:45 am Australia/Perth

The ultimate choice in comfortable, durable protection.

The 3M™ Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Respirator FF-400 For the work you do, comfort and durability are everything. With a soft feel to the face, comfortable head cradle, plus reduced heat and moisture buildup, 3M's Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Respirator delivers premium comfort that lasts as long as you do. And it's the only respirator with 3M's unique Scotchgard™ Paint and Stain Protector, which helps keep the lens dirt-, paint- and stain-resistant - not to mention so much easier to clean.

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Respirators The Importance of Fit

Thursday, 30 May 2019 9:42:18 am Australia/Perth

Disposable respirators are most effective when there is a good seal between the edges of the respirator and your face. The instant this seal is broken, protection is compromised as contaminated air can leak in through any gaps.

Read More for fitting instructions.

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3M Capital Safety Service Recommendations

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:35:25 am Australia/Perth

DBI Sala 3M service requirements in Australia

Click on Read more for 3M's recommendations

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Immediate Action Required - Inspection Notice 3M DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX Harnesses

Thursday, 18 April 2019 8:09:44 am Australia/Perth

3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal d-ring utilized in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018. Although there have been no reported incidents involving this condition, a dorsal d-ring with this defect will not support the load in a fall arrest event which could result in serious injury or death. Harnesses manufactured only within this date range require immediate inspection for lot number 09P1 stamped into a dorsal d-ring. We believe that only one harness was manufactured with a defective D-ring, but we urge inspection of all potentially affected harnesses out of an abundance of caution in the interests of worker safety.

To address the situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Inspection Notice. As set out in the attached Notice, all ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018 require inspection prior to use.

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3M Australia Respirator Fit Testing

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 9:02:50 am Australia/Perth

Importance Of Fit

Respirator fit is important because it involves several major issues:

  • Seal.
  • Compatibility.
  • Stability.
  • The Respirator's Seal

    A good fit means the respirator will seal to your skin. A respirator can only work when air passes through the filter. Air will take the path of least resistance, so if the seal isn’t there, the air will go around rather than through the respirator – and therefore lessen the protection.

  • User Seal Check: An Essential Everyday Test

    Employees wearing tight-fitting respiratory protection should perform a seal check each time they put on their respirator. A fit test ensures that the respirator is able to fit and provide a secure seal, but a user seal check ensures that it’s being worn right each time.

    Users can either perform a positive-pressure or negative-pressure seal check:

    • A positive-pressure check means blocking the exhalation valve on a half or full facepiece respirator or covering the respirator surface on a filtering facepiece, usually by using your hands, and trying to breathe out. If slight pressure builds up, that means air isn’t leaking around the edges of the respirator.
    • A negative-pressure check involves blocking the intake valves on a half or full facepiece respirator or covering the respirator surface on a filtering facepiece, typically using your hands and trying to breathe in. If no air enters, the seal is tight.

    See the product User Instructions for more details.

  • Compatibility with other PPE

    Safety glasses, hearing protection, face shields, hard hats and coveralls can all vie with a respirator for real estate on a person’s face, head or body. For instance, if a half face respirator doesn’t fit well (especially if it’s too large), it can overlap with glasses. The more that happens, the more fogging can potentially occur on glasses, and the more likely it is that they’ll interfere with the respirator’s seal.

    To catch these problems before they happen on the job any PPE that could interfere with the respirator’s seal to be worn during the fit test.

  • Respirator Stability

    The better a respirator fits, the more stable it’s likely to be on the wearer’s face. Fit testing determines the respirator’s ability to retain its seal when the worker is in motion. That’s why test subjects are told to go through several exercises as part of testing. A respirator that shifts during movement may not be able to retain its seal.

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3M Aura Technical Data Sheet

Monday, 2 July 2018 3:36:14 pm Australia/Perth

3M™ Aura™ Particulate Respirators 9300A+ Series

Technical Data Sheet

The 3M™ Aura™ Particulate Respirator 9300A+ Series provides effective respiratory protection for use in environments where workers will be exposed to airborne dust particles and non-volatile liquid particles.

The 3M™ Aura™ Particulate Respirator 9300A+ Series respirators meet the Class P1 or P2 performance requirements of AS/NZS 1716:2012 for filtering mechanically (P1) and thermally (P2) generated particles. They should be used to protect the wearer from solid and non-volatile liquid particles only. Class P2 respirators are also recommended for use in certain applications against some pathogenic biological airborne particulates such as Influenza virus. A copy of AS/NZS 1716:2012 can be purchased from SAI Global.

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Respiratory Protection for Collision Repair Panel Shops

Monday, 2 July 2018 3:17:31 pm Australia/Perth

Use this quick selection guide to find the recommended respiratory protection for your task and face shape.

Please note: if you have identified contaminated air as a hazard, you should put control measures in place to manage exposure. The hierarchy of controls is a system that will guide you to select appropriate controls. The use of respiratory protection is one method of control which can be used in conjunction with other controls.

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Respiratory Protection for Collision Repair Paint Shops

Monday, 2 July 2018 2:58:38 pm Australia/Perth

Use this quick selection guide to find the recommended respiratory protection for your task and face shape.

Please note: if you have identified contaminated air as a hazard, you should put control measures in place to manage exposure. The hierarchy of
controls is a system that will guide you to select appropriate controls. The use of respiratory protection is one method of control which can be used in conjunction with other controls.

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Respiratory protection in construction

Monday, 2 July 2018 2:40:56 pm Australia/Perth

Use this quick selection guide to find the recommended respiratory protection for your task and face shape.

Please note: if you have identified contaminated air as a hazard, you should put control measures in place to manage exposure. The hierarchy of controls is a system that will guide you to select appropriate controls. The use of respiratory protection is one method of control which can be used in conjunction with other controls.

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Disposable respirator selection guide

Monday, 2 July 2018 1:42:37 pm Australia/Perth

Use this quick selection guide to find the recommended respiratory protection for your hazard and face shape.

Please note:

if you have identified contaminated air as a hazard, you should put control measures in place to manage exposure. The hierarchy of controls is a system that will guide you to select appropriate controls. The use of respiratory protection is one method of control which can be used in conjunction with other controls.

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