As a leading provider of personal protective equipment (PPE) worldwide, 3M is making more respirators than ever before–and we continue to increase production while working with governments and others to prioritise, and redirect supplies to serve the most critical needs. In addition, 3M is also collaborating with other companies on a range of innovative solutions to address the pandemic.
The PPE industry as a whole is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for N95/FFP2 respirators. Some health care facilities have increased their consumption of PPE by up to 40 times from pre-pandemic levels. Even with 3M’s increased production combined with capacity from other manufacturers, the demand for N95 and other respirators continues to exceed industry supply.
During this global crisis, the safety of our employees and the public–including health care workers and first responders fighting COVID-19– is our highest priority. We are grateful for the work our people are doing to support the public health response and continue to take steps to help protect their well-being.
Proper selection and use are key to utilizing respirators to help reduce exposure to airborne contaminants. Find Technical Bulletins, How to Videos, Fit Testing Resources and more information to help you protect your employees and yourself.
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Every day, health care workers on the front lines put themselves at risk to ensure others are cared for. 3M Medical offers resources and information to help protect providers and patients, especially during this challenging time.
March 31, 2020
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