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3M Safety App simplifies PPE selection via a smartphone

May 15, 2014  

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The Personal Safety Division of 3M Canada this week launched the 3M Safety App. The first of its kind, the app takes a complex catalogue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and simplifies the selection process, to identify and share the right 3M safety products. It is available for free on The App Store.

“The PPE market is complicated, and for many safety specialists choosing the right product can be confusing,” said Jason Grouette, Business Manager, Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada.

The app includes an estimated 2,400 3M safety products in the following categories: Disposable and Reusable Respiratory Protection; Powered and Supplied Air Respiratory Protection; Hearing Conservation; Protective Clothing; Fall Protection; Hard Hats and Visors; Protective Eyewear; and Welding Protection.

It prompts the user with unique filters or questions to arrive at the best available options. Building a complex product system, like a Powered Air Respiratory Kit, becomes as easy as answering a series of questions, 3M said in a release.