As seen over the last few weeks and months, the need for extensive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical to those on the front lines fighting Covid-19. Because of the number of cases spiking rapidly around the globe, the availability to such PPE has become challenging. Healthcare providers and first responders around the world are asking for help.
Hexion associates in Pernis, Netherlands donated PPE to a local hospital in response to the shortage caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. They stepped up, reviewed their inventory and identified 45 pairs of safety glasses that the nearby Ikazia Hospital could use and made the donation.
Shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) — including masks, N95 respirators, and gowns — is also challenging health workers’ ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
Among the resources running dangerously low are N95 respirators, the masks that cup the face closely and have been approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to block the inhalation of 95 percent of small airborne particles.
The medical community has called on those that are able to donate these N95 masks to help minimize this shortage. Hexion Springfield associates heard this call and stepped up, donating 40 masks to the local Riverbank hospital. The hospital was extremely grateful for the donation.
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