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Wear it right: Attaching and removing 3M™ Cartridges


A crucial component of protecting workers from inhaling harmful vapours and gases is making sure their reusable respirator is properly fitted with the right cartridge for the job.

Choosing the proper 3M™ Cartridge will depend on the application the worker is doing and what types of vapour and gas the worker will be exposed to. 3M™ Cartridges can be used with any 3M™ Reusable Full/Half Facepiece Respirator, helping take guesswork out of properly configuring the cartridge with the reusable respirator.


What to expect in this guide:

  • How to properly attach 3M™ Cartridges to 3M™ Reusable Respirators
  • How to properly remove 3M™ Cartridges from 3M™ Reusable Respirators
  • What a properly attached cartridge looks like

Learn how to wear it right.

Note: Per CSA Z94.4, Fit testing is required for users of all tight-fitting facepiece respirators.

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