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3M Canada Introduces Unique Mobile Safety App

May 13, 2014

Health & Safety

London, ON (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) – The Personal Safety Division of 3M Canada today announced the launch of the 3M Safety App. The first of its kind, the Safety App from 3M takes a complex catalogue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and simplifies the selection process, to quickly identify and share the right 3M safety products. Today it is available for free on the App Store.

“Our customers will love how easy the 3M Safety App makes navigating the safety catalogue,” said Jason Grouette, Business Manager, Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada. “The PPE market is complicated, and for many safety specialists choosing the right product can be confusing. Our customers are going to see how simple we’ve made this complex product category.”

3M Canada is putting the power of 3M Personal Safety in the hands of those who need it most. No more ear-marking catalogues, searching for a tech data sheet, image or brochure, or simply going with a best guess. The 3M Safety App includes more than 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.

The 3M Safety App 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. The 3M Safety App ensures selection of only compatible 3M safety products and accessories.

3M Canada worked with development partner ResIM to build the Safety App.  A Canadian interactive agency, ResIM builds native iOS and Android applications that deliver value and high performance through a customer-focused approach.

“Developing an offering like the 3M Safety App is rewarding because of the potential it has for improving lives with something that is so simple from the user’s perspective,” said Jonathan Kochis, Partner, ResIM. “Apps are incredible tools to build; neatly packaged behind an icon – simply tap it and it can educate you, help you connect with others, or specifically in this case, improve workflow and the ability to serve customers.”

For additional information visit 3M.ca/safetyapp.

About 3M Canada 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing, capturing the spark of new ideas and transforming them into thousands of ingenious solutions for industries that are important to Canadians. The culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that makes life better. With $30 billion in sales globally, 3M employs about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2013, 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where about half of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Other locations include Calgary, Alberta; Milton, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and, Morden, Manitoba. For more information, visit www.3M.ca or follow @3M_Canada on Twitter.

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Media Contacts:



Carla McFarlane Communications & Community Relations Manager, 3M Canada 1-800-265-1840 ext. 2564 cmcfarlane@mmm.com

Meaghan Beech Assistant Consultant Hill+Knowlton Strategies 416-413-4650 meaghan.beech@hkstrategies.ca


3M is a trademark of 3M. Used under license in Canada.


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