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    3M supports the hairiest month of the year

    November 06, 2015
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    3M supports the hairiest month of the year

    3M has produced a Movember video showing how construction workers can sport stylish growth without compromising safety. 

    3M supports the hairiest month of the year

    3M has produced a Movember video showing how construction workers can sport stylish growth without compromising safety. 

    3M supports the hairiest month of the year

    3M has produced a Movember video showing how construction workers can sport stylish growth without compromising safety. 

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      The light-hearted video is aimed at those working in industries where RPE is widely used, such as construction, and features 3M technical specialist Alan McArthur. He shows viewers the facial hair options that can be safely worn without interfering with a respirator’s face seal – and those that need to be avoided.  

      The video highlights the need for tight-fitting RPE wearers to be clean shaven under the area of the face seal, but disproves the misconception they must be entirely clean shaven. 

      To help support the campaign, 3M has pledged to make a £1,000 donation to the Movember Foundation and will double this figure if the video receives more than 5,000 unique views by 31 December 2015. 

      Alan said: "Movember is a fantastic initiative and we want our customers to be able to take part. We know the level of protection provided by RPE can be significantly reduced if the user has facial hair that affects the seal of the respirator against the face. In fact, a recent study carried out by the Health and Safety Executive found stubble growth a mere 24 hours after shaving could have an impact on the effectiveness of RPE."  

      Check out the video here!