Hard Hat enhances worker safety via full brim, UV sensor.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 11 colors, H-800 Series Full Brim Hard Hat provides full-brim protection and features smooth ratchet suspension. Optional 3M™ Uvicator™ Sensor changes color when hard hat is exposed to UV light, alerting wearer when hard hat should be replaced as to avoid issues stemming from UV-induced brittleness. Hard hat can also be customized with company logos.

Original Press Release:

3M Introduces Full Brim Hard Hat with Advanced Features

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Hard-hats have been an integral piece of personal protective equipment on jobsites for decades. Here at 3M, we believe you shouldn’t have to settle for outdated hard hat technology.With engineering advancements in suspension design, a lightweight shell, and a patented ultraviolet (UV) indicator, the NEW 3M™H-800 Series Full Brim Hard Hat helps alleviate workers’ frustrations with hard hats on the job.

The H-800 series hard hat introduces an innovative design that offers full-brim protection, a smooth ratchet suspension, and also boasts an optional3M™ Uvicator™ Sensor that changes color when the hard hat is exposed to UV light.This feature helps alert the wearer when it’s time to replace the hard hat.

“Over time, the sun’s UV rays can cause a hard hat’s shell to become brittle and compromise its ability to protect the wearer,” says Chris Dujovski, Product Manager for 3M Head, Eye, and Face Protection.“Adding a sun-smart sensor to our H-800 series full brim hard hats helps provide an easily observable indication of when it’s time to take the hard hat out of service due to UV light overexposure.”

The H-800 series full brim hard hat is available in eleven different colors and can be customized with company logos.

About 3M

3M 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. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M Personal Safety Division

3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, active communications equipment and compliance management. In 2012, 3M celebrated 40 years of occupational health & safety leadership – recognizing the company’s respiratory and hearing protection solutions introduced in 1972. Visit www.3M.com/PPESafety or http://m.3m.com/PPESafety.

3Mand Uvicator are trademarks of 3M Company, used under license in Canada.

For more information:

• Download the 3M™H-800 Series Full Brim Hard Hat with Uvicator Sensor high-resolution graphic

• Free hard hat sample through August 31, 2013: 3M Comfort Challenge

Press Contacts:

Colleen Harris



Erika VanRiper

Padilla Speer Beardsley



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