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3M Canada Celebrates 40 Years Of Respiratory Protection


London, ON (May 24, 2012) – 3M has long been a leader in occupational health and safety, especially with regards to respiratory protection – 40 years to be exact. Today, 3M Canada is excited to launch the celebration of the 40th anniversary of 3M respiratory solutions with a unique contest.

3M introduced its first NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirator in 1972. Since then, the product portfolio has been expanded to include numerous innovative technologies and products, all designed to increase safety but also keep workers comfortable on the job.

3M’s respiratory products keep Canadians comfortable, cool, and protected,” said Drew McCallum, Portfolio Manager, Respiratory Solutions. “What better way to celebrate the great achievement of 40 years as a leader in respiratory protection than to hear from our customers who rely on our products to keep them protected every day?”

3M Canada invites all Canadians who rely on 3M respiratory protection – whether they use 3M respirators for DIY projects around the house or utilize 3M respirators on the job day-in and day-out – to share their stories about how 3M respiratory products keep them safe, comfortable, and cool at www.3M.ca/40years. Participants will have the chance to win a Nikon® COOLPIX® camera or one of 40 VISA® gift cards, just for sending in their story and a photo.

3M offers solutions for worker comfort, including 3M’s proprietary Cool Flow exhalation valves that release hot, humid exhaled breath and lower temperatures under the respirator, improving wearer comfort. The entire Versaflo Series of Power and Supplied Air respirators provide the highest possible level of comfort and protection. Air flowing into the lightweight headgear can be directed for more comfort. On some models it can also be heated or cooled, as appropriate. Other models allow cool air to be circulated not just in headgear but under work garments as well.

For more information and to join in the celebration, visit www.3M.ca/40years.

For more information about 3M Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), visit www.3m.ca/ppesafety.

About 3M Canada

Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately half of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Other locations include Toronto, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario and Morden, Manitoba. Globally, 3M has operations in more than 65 countries and captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.

Media Contact:

Laura J. Brown
Respiratory Marketing / Services Manager
3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety
3M Canada
Phone: 800 265 1840 x 6236
Email: lj.brown@mmm.com


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