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3M Personal Safety at AIHce 2016

Visit 3M at Booth 619 at the American Industrial Hygienist Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Baltimore, MD from May 23- May 25, 2016.

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    Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland

    Monday, May 23 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, May 24 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 25 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • What is AIHce?

    The American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) is the must-attend experience of the year for IH/OH professionals worldwide.

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Schedule, logistics and contact information

  • Join 3M™ in Baltimore, Maryland for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce), the premier conference to collaborate with fellow Certified Industrial Hygienists about industry hazards and solutions.

    We will have a full slate of technical presentations and seminars from our trained and certified industry experts who will also be on hand in the 3M booth to answer all of your technical questions. You’ll be able to experience exciting new ergonomic solutions like the StrongArm™ Ergoskeleton™, and we’ll unveil innovative new technology to connect your workers like 3M™ Active Safety!

    Check out these new products by 3M™ to be featured at AIHce! More details are featured below.

Learn from the Experts

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    Nicole Vars McCullough, PhD, CIH Global Technical Services & Regulatory/Application Engineering Manager

    Nikki Vars McCullough is the Global Technical Service and Regulatory Manager for the Personal Safety Division at 3M. She has a doctorate in Industrial Hygiene and is a CIH. Nikki manages the scholarship program, and as a previous 3M scholarship winner she will be hosting the 30th Scholarship reception. Throughout the week you will find Nikki in the 3M booth as well as attending technical sessions.

  • EricF
    Eric Fallon, Au.D, LTC (Ret), CCC-A Doctor of Audiology Technical Service Specialist - Hearing Conservation
    Dr. Eric Fallon currently works for 3M Corporation as a Hearing Specialist in Technical Service. Having spent 25 years in the military as an infantryman, artilleryman and audiologists, Eric has managed hearing conservation programs as large as 48,000 personnel. He has multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and has seen firsthand the challenges of communicating in noisy environments. He routinely works with the military community in solving tactical communication issues and is broadening that interest to the industrial workplace. Eric holds a Doctorate degree in Audiology, and a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology with the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation Course (CAOHC) Director. Eric is a member of the Executive Board for the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and serves as the NHCA voting member of the ASA Standards Committee.
  • DavidS
    David Stein, CIH Technical Service Specialist

    David Stein is a certified industrial hygienist with 33 years of experience in the health and safety profession. He is currently a Technical Service Specialist with 3M’s Personal Safety Products Division. His focus is on supporting the development and use of technologies to enhance the health and safety work environment. Dave’s previous experience includes providing field services in the hazardous waste industry, general manufacturing facilities and electronics assembly operations. He has also worked as an OSHA compliance officer and in corporate governance. Dave holds a B.A. degree in biology from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters in industrial hygiene from Central Missouri State University.

  • KathyT
    Kathy Thompson, CIH Technical Education and Training Specialist
    Kathy Thompson has been with the 3M Company for 21 years working in industrial hygiene, chemical product stewardship and technical service roles. Prior to this, Kathy was employed for 13 years in healthcare and other manufacturing settings performing laboratory analysis, infection control and industrial hygiene services. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Medical Technologist (MT) and holds a Master's in Public Health (Environmental Health) as well as an MS in Chemistry. In her current position, Kathy is the Technical Education and Training Specialist for the Personal Safety Division of 3M. Her national AIHA activities have included chairing the Stewardship and Sustainability Committee and teaching several PDCs on the industrial hygiene implications of disinfection for infection prevention.
  • KarenC
    Karen Cuta, CIH Technical Service Manager

    Karen Cuta is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with 19 years of professional experience and 15 years with the 3M Personal Safety Division. She has experience as a Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator in a manufacturing environment and as a Workers Compensation, Loss Control Specialist. Her professional experiences include field research, project management, product development, customer support, and technical management. Currently the Technical Service Manager for 3M hearing protection solutions, technical training and education, and the Technical Helpline.

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    Ted Madison, M.A., CCC-A Technical Service Specialist
    Ted Madison is an audiologist in St Paul MN, working as a Technical Service Specialist for the 3M Personal Safety Division, providing technical support, education and training in hearing loss prevention and hearing protection. He is the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and is a CAOHC-certified course director at the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Minnesota.
  • ScottS
    Scott Shinn Technical Service Specialist
    Scott Shinn is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Technical Service Specialist with 3M’s Personal Safety Division. With more than 25 years of health and safety program management experience in the consulting, chemical manufacturing, and personal protective equipment manufacturing industries, Scott has strong knowledge of health and safety compliance requirements as well as diverse practical experience in health and safety program management. For the past ten years Scott has supported the development, selection and use of 3M’s personal protective equipment, with current primary focus on support of Global Key Accounts and pharmaceutical markets.
  • JessicaH
    Jessica Hauge, MPH, CIH, CSP Technical Service Engineer
    Jessica Hauge is a Technical Service Engineer for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, where she helps design respirators and provides technical support and training to respirator wearers, assigners, and fit testers. Prior to joining 3M’s Personal Safety Division, Ms. Hauge worked as an industrial hygienist with 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene, managing projects related to conducting hazard evaluations, field exposure assessments, hazard characterization, and PPE assignment and fit testing. Ms. Hauge currently serves as Chair of the AIHA Respiratory Protection Committee and recently completed her term on the board of the Upper Midwest Section of the AIHA.
  • CraigC
    Craig E. Colton, CIH Regulatory Affairs
    Craig E. Colton is a certified industrial hygienist in the Regulatory Affairs group of the 3M Personal Safety Division with 35 plus years of experience specializing in respiratory protection. He is a past chair of the AIHA Respiratory Protection Committee and Americas’ Section of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (1998-2000). Currently he is the chair of the ISRP Americas’ section. He is a current member of ANSI Z88 Committee on respiratory protection. He is a past member of ANSI Z88.2 (2015) subcommittee on respiratory protection and ANSI Z88.10 (2010) subcommittee on fit testing. He is also a member of the ISO committee developing international respiratory protection standards (TC94 SC15). He has authored several articles and book chapters on respiratory protection.
  • JulieT
    Julie Tremblay, CIH, CSP Global Marketing Manager - Hearing Solutions
    Julie Tremblay is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Medical Technologist with 30 years in the environmental, health, and safety field, the last 20 years focused on personal protective equipment. Currently, Julie is a Global Marketing Manager in 3M’s Personal Safety Division’s Hearing Solutions business. Prior to her current role, she held various managerial positions in Training, Quality, Regulatory, Technical Services, and Respiratory Protection Marketing.
  • LaurieW
    Laurie Wells, Au.D. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Laurie Wells is a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist for 3M Personal Safety Division, where she supports standards writing and regulatory activity pertaining to hearing protection globally. Her interest in hearing loss prevention was sparked when she was a clinical audiologist at the University of Northern Colorado where she managed the UNC hearing conservation services. This, including driving the “semi-mobile” audiology clinic. Through her contacts made through the National Hearing Conservation Association, she became immersed and committed to the field of occupational audiology. Dr. Wells is a certified Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Programs© and a member of the Acoustical Society of America, American Academy of Audiology, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and National Hearing Conservation Association.
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    Erik Johnson, CIH Technical Service Specialist

    Erik Johnson is a Technical Service Specialist with the Personal Safety Division of 3M Company. He has worked for the past 20+ years with this Division. His current responsibilities include respirator development and stewardship, technical writing, and public speaking. Previously his focus was technical service for the Asia/Pacific region. Erik can be found in the 3M booth answering questions about the new 3M 6000i series Organic Vapor Respirator Cartridges with Service Life Indicator.

30th Annual 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship

Helping to recognize the contributions and importance of proper safety and health practices and training in the workplace

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    3M’s Personal Safety Division (PSD) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. This program signifies PSD’s support of quality education and training in the occupational health and safety / industrial hygiene profession. The program is designed to help recognize the contributions and importance of proper safety and health practices and training in the workplace. 3M strongly believes that investment in students of occupational health and safety will help strengthen the field and profession for many years to come.

    Over the last 30 years 3M has awarded over 100 scholarships to selected students pursuing graduate-level education in Occupational Health or Safety / Industrial Hygiene in the US or Canada. In addition to the scholarships, 3M supports travel to attend the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition (AIHce). The AIHce was selected as the venue to award the scholarships because of the American Industrial Hygiene Associations (AIHA) strong support for students and young career professionals. https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/students-young-professionals/Pages/default.aspx

    The 3M scholarship recipients have represented approximately 30 educational institutions in the US and Canada. 3M has recognized students who are studying in the US and Canada from the US and Canada as well as from around the world including China, Nigeria and Mongolia. 3M’s scholarship recipients now work in a variety of fields across occupational health and safety including occupational health and safety program management, research, teaching, toxicology, regulatory, and related fields including sales of OHS related products. Past recipients work in a wide variety of segments including oil and gas, construction, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, academia, government, general manufacturing and energy. The work of past recipients spans from a community health focus to implementing global programs, and they work in the US but also across the world in Qatar, Mongolia, Switzerland and conducting research in China.

2016 Scholarship Award Winners

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    Colleen Brents

    Colleen is from Boulder Colorado and just finished her undergraduate studies in environmental health. This is her first semester in graduate school for ergonomics. She likes how ergonomics combines her interests in anatomy and human movement.

  • Yuan Shao
    Yuan Shao

    Yuan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. His research interests include occupational exposure and risk assessment, developing, evaluating and applying exposure models, and occupational epidemiology.

  • Michael Manning
    Michael A. Manning

    Michael is currently a MPH student at the University of Michigan studying industrial hygiene. This summer he will be interning at General Motors in Arlington, TX.

New and Featured Products by 3M

View all 3M Personal Safety Products
  • Active Safety
    3M™ Active Safety

    Simple, connected components are designed to get your Active Safety program up and running quickly. Using 3M™ Active Safety, you can now identify trends and spot risks. Reduce paperwork. Be audit ready. Help keep people healthy and safe.

  • StrongArmErgoskeleton
    StrongArm® Ergoskeleton™ Devices - Distributed by 3M

    We are dedicated to improving the future of the workforce through innovative technology and human centered design. Our company believes that the workers who perform physical tasks for their jobs deserve to have performance gear that will protect their bodies from the strains that they may endure during their career.

  • Exofit

    The first full-body safety harness designed and tested with data-driven, third party research featuring a first-of-its kind LIFTech™ Load Distribution System takes the weight off workers’ shoulders resulting in a harness that is more comfortable and is cooler and lighter to wear.


  • SelfRescue
    DBI-SALA® Self Rescue

    Easily connects to your current safety harness, providing a fast, effective method of escape from suspension while putting fewer rescuers at risk. Features a patent-pending WZ-Link™ d-ring to simplify connection, a secondary rescue ring for assisted rescue, and a sealed, padded package to protect the descent device from damage during use.

  • Filter Kit
    3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Filter Kit 9100XXi

    Offers greater control of the weld puddle with a view that appears lighter, brighter, and more realistic, as well as fast switching between welding and grinding with the touch of a button, and quick access to one of your two preset welding modes.

  • 3M Protective Eyewear
    3M™ Solus 1000 and Google Gear 500 Series Protective Eyewear with Scotchgard™ Anti-fog Coating

    Features removable temples, soft nose bridge, optional elastic strap, and more! Now with Scotchgard anti-fog coatings, helping to increase eyewear performance in wet and steamy environments.

  • Organic Vapor
    3M™ Organic Vapor Service Life Indicator Cartridges 6000i Series

    Can provide a simple, visual tool that can help users determine when to change their cartridges and provide confidence in protection. It’s designed to indicate service life based on individual exposure and respiratory use patterns, allowing the user to optimize cartridge use for their specific needs.

  • Versaflo
    3M™ Versaflo™ TR-600 Respiratory System

    The 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-600 Series Powered Air Purifying Respirators provide durable protection, even in harsh environments. Designed to e compatible with multiple configurations of head tops, breathing tubes, batteries, filters, cartridges and more. With a user-friendly design with intuitive, colored interactive touch points and visual, vibratory and audible low-flow and low-battery indicators.

  • Dual Ear
    3M™ E-A-Rift™ Dual-Ear Validation System

    Get results you can trust. The E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System measures the effectiveness of the hearing protection from inside the employee’s ear, providing accurate, quantitative results. And because you can simultaneously test both ears, you’ll have more time to educate employees on the importance of fit and compliance.

  • One Touch
    3M™ One Touch™ Pro Earplug Dispenser

    Conveniently provide hearing protection where employees need it. The 3M™ Pro Earplug Dispenser dispenses one earplug at a time with a simple twist. No more expense and waste of individually wrapped plugs. Made from ABS plastic with a powder-coated steel-back plate, it’s designed for challenging environments – indoors and outdoors.

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