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3M™ Personal Safety Division Introduces The Latest Innovations In Respiratory Protection With The All New 3M™ Secure Click™ Respirator Platform

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To help enhance worker safety and further aid in worker compliance, 3M has introduced the all-new 3M™ Secure Click™ half facepiece respirator platform, offering next-generation breathability, comfort, and simplicity. The new Secure Click connection works just like a seat belt, enabling workers to confidently connect filters and cartridges to the facepiece with a simple click.

The 3M™ Secure Click™ platform includes a half facepiece reusable respirator with the world’s first quad-flow cartridge system. Two dual-flow cartridges on each respirator combine to create four airflow paths for easier breathing.

The Secure Click™ platform introduces 3M’s first speaking diaphragm in a half facepiece. The speaking diaphragm is designed to help provide easier communication while working.

A one-touch user seal check gives workers increased confidence their respirator is worn properly. Additionally, the low-profile facepiece design features a silicone faceseal with a flex-joint nose bridge for greater comfort, a wide field of view and compatibility with certain welding and grinding shields.

The HF-800SD respirator may be used with 3M™ Secure Click™ D8000 Series gas and vapour cartridges and D3000/D7000/ D9000 Series particulate filters against a variety of gases, vapours and particulate hazards.

Inspection of 3M™ Reusable Respirators is recommended before each use to ensure good operating condition. The facepiece must be repaired or replaced if there are damaged or defective parts.

The following inspection procedure is suggested:
1. Check facepiece for cracks, tears and dirt. Be certain the facepiece, especially the faceseal area, is not distorted.
2. Examine inhalation valves for signs of distortion, cracking or tearing.
3. Make sure head straps are intact and have good elasticity.
4. Examine all plastic parts for signs of cracking or fatiguing. Make sure filter gaskets or seal areas are in good condition.
5. Remove the exhalation valve cover and examine the exhalation valve and valve seat for signs of dirt, distortion, cracking or tearing. Replace exhalation valve cover.
6. Inspect the lens of full facepiece respirators for any damage that may impair its performance or vision.

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