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Construction sites are dangerous places. With so much heavy machinery, temporary structures, noisy tools and potentially hazardous materials around, the potential for accidents is great. So if you work on, or are just visiting a site, you need to dress appropriately.

 

3M have put together the following information, detailing why PPE is so critical to the construction industry. Specifically focussed on respiratory protection, eye protection and hearing protection, here you will find the information you need on what the key risks are, how they can affect you on site, and what you need to do to ensure your safety.                                                                                                         

The numbers speak for themselves; the construction industry is a dangerous environment. Staying safe on site is always your number one priority. Along with other control measures, PPE is often used in addition to reduce the risks from the aforementioned hazards. If you need to protect your employees with industry leading PPE, take a look at the following product ranges available from 3M, 3ME-A-R™ and 3MPELTOR™ and ensure you comply.


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