Mobile App from 3M Helps Occupational Health and Safety Professionals Manage Hearing Conservation in the Workplace


ST. PAUL, Minn. — As more occupational health and safety professionals are using smartphones on the job, 3M has created a new mobile application that provides hearing protection and conservation information for iOS and Android devices.



"We want to bring health and safety information to the palm of our customers' hands", said Nicole Vars McCullough, PhD, CIH, global technical services manager, 3M Personal Safety Division. "Our goal is to help simplify health and safety professional's decisions around hearing protection – and with all the things a mobile app can do for them – we're a step closer to doing just that."



Using the free mobile app, industrial hygienists and safety professionals can perform a quick preliminary assessment of sound levels in an environment1; get answers to frequently asked hearing conservation questions; view a full catalog of hearing protection options from 3M, find out more about how to assess proper fit for hearing protection products, understand how to set up a Hearing Conservation program and how to contact 3M technical or customer service with any additional questions.



In addition to this app, 3M Personal Safety Division recently launched a respiratory protection app and a mobile version of its website to help industrial hygienists and safety managers have broader access to information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Solutions on mobile and tablet devices.



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 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. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/3MSafetyUS.



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1 Sound level measurements will need to be verified with a sound level meter or dosimeter.



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Colleen Harris             

3M

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