Selecting the right product for the job

Selecting the right product for the job


  • Note

    * This is only an outline. It is designed to help focus on the most appropriate products in the 3M range for various applications and hazards. It should not be used as the only means of selecting a product. Details of performance and limitations are set out in the product packaging and user instructions. It is ultimately the responsibility of the employer to select the most appropriate PPE based on a full risk assessment.
    ** Nuisance level = below Workplace Exposure Limit.

    Bodyshop PPE Selection Guide (pdf, 1,237kb)

  • Dry sanding and grinding

    Hazard Inhalation of dusts (and other fine particles) Eye damage from flying particles   Noise
    Advisory PPE Particulate respirator Impact resistant goggles (machine use) Spectacles (hand sanding only) Hearing protective equipment
    Suggested Product Foldable FFP2 Disposable Respirator (06923)
    Cup-shaped FFP2 Disposable Respirator (06922)
    Premium Line Goggles (02790) Classic Line spectacles (02720)
    Comfort Line spectacles (02740)
    Banded Ear Plugs (01310)
    Disposable Ear Plugs (01100)
    Reusable Ear Plugs (01261)
    High Comfort Ear Muffs (01440)
    Unsuitable PPE Nuisance dust mask Acetate lens goggles (02790A)    

     

  • Welding

    Hazard Inhalation of welding fumes and ozone gas Eye damage from UV/IR light
    Advisory PPE Particulate respirator with carbon layer Welding shield
    Suggested Product Welding Fume Respirator (06920) Speedglas™ SL Welding Shield (701120)
    Unsuitable PPE Nuisance dust mask  

     

  • Mixing paint (where there is insufficient ventilation)

    Hazard Inhalation of solvent vapours Eye irritation from vapours and chemical splash
    Advisory PPE Particulate, gas and vapour respirator Chemical resistance goggles
    Suggested Product Maintenance Free Respirator (06941 – FFA1P2, 06942 – FFA2P3) Premium Line Goggles (02790A) Acetate lens
    Unsuitable PPE    
  • Paint spraying

    Hazard Inhalation of isocyanates found in 2-pack paints
    Advisory PPE Supplied air breathing apparatus
    Suggested Product Supplied Air Visor System (3M™ Visionair)
    6000 Series Full Face Mask with 06971 Supplied Air System
    7500 Series Half Face Mask with 06971 Supplied Air System (must be worn with eye protection e.g. goggles)
    Premium Line Goggles (02790A) Acetate lens
    Unsuitable PPE Particulate respirator (e.g 06922)
    Gas and vapour respirator (e.g. 06941)
    Mask with filters (e.g 6000 Series Full Face with cartridge filters)
  • Adhesives, coatings and sealers

    Hazard Inhalation of mists (low concentration) and nuisance level vapour** Inhalation of vapours and mists (higher concentrations) Eye irritation from vapours and chemical splash
    Advisory PPE Particulate respirator with nuisance level vapour protection Particulate, gas and vapour respirator Chemical resistance goggles
    Suggested Product Disposable Speciality Respirator (09914 valved)
    Disposable Speciality Respirator (06998 unvalved)
    Maintenance Free Respirator (06941 – FFA1P2, 06942 – FFA2P3) Premium Line Goggles (02790A) Acetate lens
    Unsuitable PPE Disposable particulate respirator (e.g. 06923)    
  • Polishing and compounding

    Hazard Inhalation of dust (where vapour/odour is present refer to solutions for adhesives, coatings and sealers as above)
    Advisory PPE Particulate respirator
    Suggested Product Foldable FFP2 Disposable Respirator (06923)
    Cup-shaped FFP2 Disposable Respirator (06922)
    Unsuitable PPE  

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