SCBA System is NIOSH-approved for confined spaces.

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Air-Mate(TM) SCBAG(TM) self-contained breathing apparatus is stored in reversible carrying bag that opens to form vest with SCBA system in place. Full facepiece features quarter-turn pressure-demand valve. First-breath activation allows unit to be donned in non-hazardous environment before connecting valve. Vest-style harness distributes weight evenly and adjusts to 58 in. chest size. Audible end-of-service alarm alerts wearer of low air supply.

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New "SCBAG" from 3M is Most Convenient SCBA System Available

ST. PAUL, MN - 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division introduces the Air-Mate(TM) SCBAG(TM) Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The SCBAG is stored in a unique, reversible carrying bag that opens to form a vest with the SCBA system in place and ready to use. Easily donned in a matter of seconds, the SCBAG is perfect for confined spaces and emergency use. It is NIOSH-approved for entry into and escape from confined spaces.

The full facepiece features a quarter-turn pressure-demand valve for secure attachment. First-breath activation allows the unit to be donned in a non-hazardous environment before connecting the pressure-demand valve. A front pouch stores and protects the facepiece until needed. A lightweight, vest-style harness features improved shoulder and back padding, distributes weight evenly for greater comfort, and adjusts up to 58 in. in chest size for improved fit. The low-pressure gauge is shoulder-
mounted for easy viewing, and an audible end-of-service alarm alerts the wearer of a low air supply.

3M is one of the world's premier manufacturing companies, with operations in more than 60 countries. 3M has an experienced staff of environmental, health, and safety professionals dedicated to creating state-of-the-art programs designed to help achieve corporate goals, meet and exceed government standards, simplify and improve the lives of their customers, and contribute to a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. 3M is a trademark of 3M company.

For more information contact 3M OH&ESD, PO Box 33275, St. Paul, MN 55133-3275; Telephone: 800-328-1667; Email:; Website:

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