You may see dust and debris in the air, but many of the particles that threaten your airways can't always be seen with the naked eye. Protect yourself and your workers with our 3m respirators.
There are options to protect against airborne particles and mists that can affect your workers’ health. Choose from 3M's wide selection of NIOSH-approved filtering respirators and masks for numerous work-related tasks.
A respirator can’t give workers all the protection it was designed to provide, unless it is selected and worn correctly during all periods of exposure. That’s why 3M uses a variety of innovative technologies and features designed to enhance user comfort and help increase wear time.
Greater comfort, more relief from odors, vapors and other gaseous contaminants. For nuisance level relief only. 3M gas masks recommended for relief against nuisance level acid gas or organic vapors. Nuisance levels are less than OSHA PEL or applicable government occupational exposure limits, whichever is lower.
These dust masks and respirators provide everyday value and all-day comfort. Reliable, value-priced protection against a wide range of non-oily particles. Engineered to provide 95% NIOSH filtration efficiency. Suggested applications: Sweeping, sanding, grinding, sawing, and bagging.
Breathe easier! Advanced Electrostatic Media technology enhances particulate capture while reducing breathing resistance. Designed with welded strap attachment for greater durability, soft nose foam for more comfort, and adjustable noseclip to help ensure a secure custom seal.
A breakthrough in comfort and convenience. This innovatively designed three-panel respirator helps deliver comfortable, reliable worker protection against non-oil based particles.
The economical 3M™ VFlex™ Particulate Respirator’s proprietary V-shaped pleats help make breathing easier, expand to provide a comfortable seal, and flex with mouth movement for easier talking. Available in two sizes.
The trusty welding respirators that filter out fumes. Welding and metal pouring respirators all feature the proprietary 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve. Designed for applications such as welding, soldering and other operations where metal fumes may be present including those with ozone and nuisance level organic vapors.
Long-lasting comfort in tough environments. Features include welding web, cake-resistant filter media, nose foam, adjustable noseclip, and buckle straps. Plus a comfortable foam faceseal. Potential Applications: Welding, metal pouring.
A respirator designed for applications where metal fumes are present, including those with ozone and nuisance level organic vapors. Plus a comfortable foam faceseal. Potential Applications: Welding, particularly with stainless, galvanized and aluminum, metal pouring.
An economical option for welders. Features welding web, adjustable M-Noseclip,and braided headbands to help provide a custom and secure seal. Potential Applications: Welding, metal pouring.
Specialized solutions for harsh environments. R95 or R series respirators are resistant to oil mist. P95 or P series respirators are oil-resistant and can be used wherever protection in oil environments is needed. Suggested applications: Grinding, bagging, sanding, sweeping in oil and non-oil environments and other dusty operations.
Helps provide comfortable protection against certain oil and non-oil based particles – including those with nuisance levels of organic vapors, such as solvents, degreasers, and resins. Potential Applications: Foundry operations, lab settings, agriculture, petrochemical manufacturing and undercoating where particles and nuisance levels of organic vapors may be present.
Helps provide comfortable, reliable worker protection against certain oil and non-oil based particles – including those with nuisance levels of acid gases such as sulphur dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, and/or chlorine. Potential Applications: Glass etching, chemical processing, paper processing, aluminum smelting and brewing operations.
Helps provide comfortable, reliable worker protection against certain oil and non-oil based particles – including those with nuisance levels of organic vapors such as solvents, degreasers, and resins. Potential Applications: Foundry operation, lab settings, agricultural, petrochemical and manufacturing.
There is a clear difference between a mask and a respirator. Do you have the proper respiratory protection? 3M hospital masks and respirators provide you the respiratory protection you desire. Every day you put yourself at risk to ensure your patients are cared for. Make sure you are taking care of yourself as well by selecting the proper respiratory PPE.
This health care N95 particulate respirator and surgical mask has comfortable inner materials and helps provide respiratory protection against certain airborne particles. The individually packaged flat fold design allows for convenient storage prior to use.
As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to reduce wearer exposure to certain airborne particles including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments. As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.
As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to help reduce wearer exposure to certain airborne particles including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments. As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.
Fit is key, it can impact the seal of your respirator, the protection provided and even comfort. Because what you need on the job is a respirator that fits so it can help protect you all day long.
At 3M, fit plays a central role in the development process. Our state-of-the-art global labs pave the way for important discoveries and advancements, providing options in respiratory protection for workers around the world. We test and research facial structures to help us to cover many face types and shapes.
As the safety administrator, running a successful respiratory protection program means navigating a maze of regulations and anticipating hazards. Consider us your resource. Whenever you are in the process, we can guide you to the information and details you need.
Visit our Center for Respiratory Protection for help on how to establish a respiratory protection program for your workplace.
At 3M, we’ve been developing disposable respirators with Advanced Electrostatic Media (AEM). Our unique manufacturing process injects a high level of electrostatic charge into microfibers arranged in an open formation that allow for the greater passage of air through the media.
Breathability is the #1 consideration when choosing a disposable respirator
Visit our 3M Center for Respiratory Protection for step-by-step tools to help ensure your safety programs achieve their respiratory safety goals.
Using the free app, industrial hygienists and safety professionals can quickly get answers to frequently asked respiratory questions, check the 3M respirator selection guide, identify 3M facepieces, cartridges and filters, walk through an overview of qualitative fit-testing protocols, and conduct fit tests.