Inspection and Cleaning of 3M Personal Fall Protection Products:Guidelines for Products Exposed to Flooding and Other Extreme Weather Conditions
The information included in this advisory has been provided as a guideline to assist with cleaning and inspection of personal fall protection products that have been exposed to extreme environmental conditions as a result of hurricane force winds, flooding or submersion. A Competent Person (as defined by OSHA) must be engaged to assess each piece of personal fall protection component affected and provide direction on next steps. These steps may include general cleaning, laundering, inspection, factory authorized service or proper disposal. Regarding the proper handling, inspecting, repairing and shipment of affected equipment, it is recommended that only persons incorporating and utilizing suitable personal protective equipment perform these functions. These PPE items may include gloves, protective eyewear, respiratory protection or other protective measures. Download complete Technical Bulletin. The CDC and FEMA may also provide guidance on personal protective measures. Any questions should be directed to 3M Technical Services at 800-328-6146 or contact your local 3M distributor for support.