Solutions for the Transportation Industry

World-class manufacturers need world-class safety equipment. 3M is here to help you keep your workforce protected, comfortable and productive — so they can keep working, keep building, keep moving.

From Rail yards to Ship yards, and across factory floors, 3M Worker Health & Safety is here to help and support you with our experienced team.

  • 3M Rail and Train PPE
    Rail and Train

    Today’s railway's and railcar designs are lighter, faster, more aerodynamic and energy efficient than ever, with lighter weight materials and sleek designs.

    At 3M, we have similar pursuits with moving our industry forward - we are constantly at work to create game-changing PPE to help workers stay safe.

  • 3M Ship and Marine PPE
    Ship and Marine

    Safety on the water, and off of it - whether you're manufacturing, or providing maintenance and repairs for ships or boats.

    We are developing PPE products that can aid you in delivering reliable, professional results. Your shipyard or marine needs are ever changing, and that's why 3M provides unique safety solutions designed to help you reduce injuries and keep your workers safe.

  • 3M Automotive PPE

    With almost 100 years of automotive industry experience at 3M, we know the nooks and crannies of auto design, manufacture repair, and employee safety.

  • 3M Aerospace PPE

    Manage the ground. Own The Sky. 3M Safety is here to help ensure that your team is protected, whether you're painting on the manufacturing floor or conducting C & D checks in a hangar. Using extensive R&D, 3M applies revolutionary, state-of-the-art solutions to some of aerospace’s toughest challenges.

    Learn More: 3M™ PELTOR™ Ground Mechanic Headset

    See 3M's Complete Aerospace Offering

    See 3M Aircraft Painting and Paint Removal Solutions

  • 3M Specialty Vehicle PPE
    Specialty Vehicle

    Our safety products are used across many functions and applications for buses, eighteen-wheelers, trailers, ATV's and emergency vehicles. We design and engineer our personal safety equipment; from welding, to respiratory, fall protection, and more with manufacturers and MRO specialists in mind. Our offering of PPE product solutions are reliable, cost-effective and supported by a team of 3M specialists.

Primary Transportation PPE Applications

  • 3M Welding, Grinding and Finishing Hazards
    Welding, Grinding & Finishing

    3M is the manufacturer of Speedglas™ Welding Helmets, and Integrated Systems for eye, face and respiratory protection. Our knowledge and experience of welders' working conditions sparks innovative development of products that enable welding performance and help make the welder's job safer and more comfortable.

  • 3M Painting, Foaming & Coating PPE
    Painting, Foaming & Coating

    Nothing says job complete like a nice shiny paint job. Whether you're building brand new, or repairing, the coating process can pose unique worker health and safety challenges. At 3M we understand those challenges quite well, and are here to help!

  • 3M Working at Heights PPE
    Working at Heights

    Fall Protection in the Transportation market poses unique challenges. Luckily, 3M™ DBI-SALA® is here to help! Effective fall protection requires a combination of products working together, so that's why we offer a full variety of solutions.

Trending Transportation Manufacturing Industry Hazards

Trending Transportation Hazards

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  • 3M Painting, Coating & Spraying PPE

    Painting, Coating & Spraying Hazards

    The prevalent use of paints and coatings across many transportation industries presents a variety of workplace hazards. In many cases, selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary to help control exposures. Inhalation and skin contact hazards are likely the most common across most painting applications. Depending on the type of paint or coating and the specific use conditions, other may hazards be present. These can include fire and explosion hazards, electric shock, fall hazards, excessive noise and other.

    Download our Comprehensive Painting Hazards Technical Bulletin (PDF, 157.23 KB)

Do you manage workers and need help to reduce injuries?

See how a leading supplier of transportation equipment to the railroad industry improved employee safety, comfort and productivity with the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

  • Some hazards are easy to see — some aren’t. Exposure limits for welding fumes can be complicated, as some are set by regulations and others are advisory. Find out more by watching this short video on Manganese.

  • Working at Height Hazard
    Working at Height Hazards

    The hazards of working at height in the transportation industry are numerous, and due to the shear size of planes, trains, or automobiles, there is not an off-the-shelf solution.

    Whether it's ladder safety, scaffolding, wing walking, or welding together the ship deck, there's a lot to know in selecting and maintaining the right fall protection equipment. Luckily for you, 3M has decades of experience in the industry and are here to help. Visit our Fall Protection page for more.

    Want to know Fall Hazards up-and-down? Visit our Training Course Page

    Download our Fall Clearance Calculator (PDF, 248 KB)

  • 3M Head, Eye & Face PPE
    Head, Eye & Face Hazards

    What causes most eye injuries? Flying particles. Per the Department of Labor Statistics, almost 70% of eyes injuries resulted from flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye*. Injured workers estimated that nearly three-fifths of the objects were smaller than a pinhead. Contact with chemicals caused one-fifth of the injuries. It is important to choose the right type, and properly-fitting eye protection. 3M is here to help.

    Review our welding eye injury tech bulletin (PDF, 202.80 KB)

    Learn more about the Patented 3M™ Eyewear Fit System

    "Source for All Statistical Claims: Bureau of Labor Statistics" (2011)

Suggested Transportation Manufacturing PPE

Suggested Transportation Manufacturing PPE Products

  • The Mobi-Lok™ Self-Contained Vacuum Anchor (SCVA) System allows your workers to conveniently anchor to virtually any smooth, non-porous surface—enabling them to work where they need to without compromising their fall protection safety.

  • 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear is optimized to allow a wide array of head sizes to feel nearly the same balance between security and comfort. The eyewear temples self-adjust to a wide array of head sizes diffusing pressure over the ear and enhancing comfort.

  • The 3M™ Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500 Series helps provide respiratory protection in harsh, dirty environments against airborne contaminants when used with approved 3M cartridges and filters. This facepiece combines comfort, durability, and stability with a firm, lightly textured silicone faceseal and strong body construction.

  • Your workforce needs hearing protection that can withstand the rigors of plant, yard and hangar conditions, and still be able to communicate. That is why so many have turned to 3M™ PELTOR™ Communications equipment. For over 50 years 3M PELTOR has been a leading name in two-way communication headsets and protective earmuffs.

Fall Protection Solutions for Transportation Workers

From rigs to railcars, from aircraft to excavators, the things that move us take a special level of care to help keep workers safe. 3M Fall Protection offers the gear, training and know-how your team needs.

Safer, faster and lighter ways to keep the world moving.

PPE is just one of the many ways 3M products play an innovative role in the transportation industry. See how else we can help keep your transportation company moving forward.