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PPE for the Food Industry

PPE for the Food Industry

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Safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the food manufacturing industry

There are many processes and applications in the food Industries which may cause a variety of potential health risks to employees. Weighing, dispensing, mixing, cutting, cleaning transportation in- house and warehousing. It is important that employees are adequately protected against such hazards 3M have developed effective products to safeguard and protect against such hazards.


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Most food industries have processes that emit hazardous noise levels from 85dB(A)-95dB(A) in the bakery, dairy and confectionery industries, up to 100dB(A) in milling, drink production and the meat industry. 3M offers a wide range of products especially designed for the food industry including ear plugs, ear muffs and communication headsets to protect against hazardous noise levels.

To help understand the individual hearing protection needs of each employee - use the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System.

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Eye Protection

3M offers two main eye protection products that are ideal for use within the food industry environment. Due to the potential risks that exist within this type of environment it is essential that the eyes are protected adequately. Maintenance of machinery can often release flying debris or particles. Take a look at the 3M products available to combat such hazards.

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Respiratory Protection

Frequent exposure to particle dusts from flour, spices or coffee for example can put food manufacturing workers at risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, a distressing and potentially life threatening condition. Workers involved in activities such as milling, sieving or weighing ingredients are at particular risk.

With over 30 years of experience in respiratory protection 3M offers a range of quality disposable respirators that deliver reliable protection against particle hazards.

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3M™ Aura™ 9400+ Respirators
3M™ Aura™ 9400+ Respirator awareness video
3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve
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Protective Clothing

3M offers a range of disposable protective clothing to complement its range of respiratory, hearing, head and eye protection products and provide broader safety solutions to its customers who work in food manufacturing industries.

3M has a select choice of high quality protective clothing, lab coats and accessories offering breathable comfort and protection you can rely on. With the high level construction quality, the range gives peace of mind for effective use and protection for the individual against possible hazards and for the environment against cross contamination.

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3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System

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3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System

A quick and accurate method of estimating real-ear attenuation for a given fitting of a pair of earplugs.

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3M™ Aura™ 9400+ Series Respirator

The Aura™ Respirators were developed specifically for the food manufacturing industry, where frequent exposure to particle dusts can put workers at risk of contracting occupational asthma.

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3M™ Noise Indicator

A reliable device for checking when to wear your hearing protection in a noisy environment.

Food Industry Ear Muff

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Food Industry Ear Muff

Hearing protection specially designed for the food industry.

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3M South Africa (Pty) Ltd
T: +27 11 806 2000
F: +27 11 806 2271
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