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MIT scientist helps build Covid

When the Covid-19 crisis hit the United States this March MIT neuroscientist Jill Crittenden wanted to help One of her greatest concerns was the shortage of face masks which are a key weapon for health care providers frontline service workers and the public to protect against respiratory transmission of Covid-19 For those caring for Covid-19 patients face masks that provide a near-100

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Medical workers wore protective gear as they waited for the South Philadelphia coronavirus testing site to open Friday The patient with the virus should be wearing a surgical mask and the health-care provider should wear a gown gloves eye protection and a N-95 mask which are fitted specifically for an individual Jaspan said

How companies are responding to COVID

23 March - Intel has added a donation of a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE including masks gloves and other gear) to a previous donation of $1 million USD to the Red Cross 23 March - Cisco Systems is dedicating $225 million in cash and product donations to support both global and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Factory workers making COVID

20 04 2020Over 40 employees at Braskem America in Pennsylvania spent 28 days living at the facility where they made N95 masks hospital gowns and sanitary wipes for health care workers on the frontlines Factory workers making COVID-19 protective gear go home after month on the job [Video]

DuPont Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID

At DuPont we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it continues to spread across the world and taking steps to keep our employees customers and communities in which we operate informed as the health crisis unfolds

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For years manufacturers have complained of a skills gap—they cannot recruit workers with needed skills especially production workers that make up more than 50% of all U S manufacturing workers Complicating the problem is the movement toward Industry 4 0 with its emphasis on digital skills ITIF recommends that Congress create a grant program enabling advanced manufacturing education at

Safety and Health Topics

Control and Prevention Measures for protecting workers from exposure to and infection with SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk including potential for interaction with people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and contamination of the work environment

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Rights roles and responsibilities of health workers including occupational safety and health Health workers are at the front line of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection with an outbreak pathogen (in this case COVID

Despite risks auto workers step up to make medical gear

Twenty-four UAW members have already died from COVID-19 but it's unclear when or where they contracted the disease Ford GM and Toyota said they aren't aware of any infections among workers who returned to make medical gear Still there's no denying the risks are likely higher at the factories than in the safety of one's home

Pennsylvania factory workers spend 28 straight days

More than 40 factory workers outside of Philadelphia spent nearly a month living at their facility in order to manufacture a component for protective equipment for health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic 6ABC reports The state of play: The 43 workers at Braskem America which creates polypropylene a key element in medical items volunteered to live in the factory and work 12

50+ Companies Doing Good and Giving Back Amid

Lowe's: The retailer has pledged $25 million to help communities impacted by coronavirus including donating $10 million worth of merchandise and protective gear to front-line health care workers Cricut: Cricut recently launched a challenge in which it's asking the maker community to make two million masks for friends family and essential workers across communities and the mask total is

COVID 19: Occupational Health

WHO resources for protection of health workers and emergency respondersThe protection of health workers is one of the priorities for the response to COVID19 outbreaks Occupational health services in health care facilities have an important role for protecting health workers and ensuring the business continuity of health care services Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: Rights roles and

How companies are responding to COVID

23 March - Intel has added a donation of a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE including masks gloves and other gear) to a previous donation of $1 million USD to the Red Cross 23 March - Cisco Systems is dedicating $225 million in cash and product donations to support both global and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Cannabis Canada: Some pot producers donating

Canopy Growth Hexo donates medical gear to health care workers fighting COVID-19 With Canadian hospitals scrambling to source protective gear for healthcare workers fighting to contain COVID-19 outbreak some licensed cannabis producers are helping out by donating excess supplies Several major cannabis producers such as Canopy Growth and Hexo have provided hospitals with personal

Pakistan's fashion industry is stepping up to fight Covid

Pakistan's fashion industry is stepping up to fight Covid-19 Updated Apr 06 2020 04:32pm Images Staff Desk Report After Asim Jofa Lulusar Maheen Khan and Deepek Perwani are shifting gears to produce medical protective clothing Sold at zero profit the suit by Lulusar is free-size washable and reusable With the numbers of affected people due the coronavirus pandemic shooting up at an

How to protect health workers now: WHO COVID

26 06 2020The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak Streamed live on Friday 10 April In some countries 1 in 10 health workers is infected with coronavirus Measures such as training and support can protect health workers and the wider public from increased rates of infection

How Car Companies Are Producing Medical Personal

How Car Companies Are Producing Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Due to Coronavirus Jack R Nerad | Mar 24 2020 Ford General Motors and Tesla Motors have teamed with medical and personal protective equipment manufacturers to ramp up production and supply of critically needed items related to the coronavirus pandemic

Teachers and students 3D

Teachers and students 3D-print protective gear for essential workers By: Ayana Byrd Media contact(s) Verizon Innovative Learning resources help schools serve their communities from afar Diego Morroqin Ian Nieves Jonathan Trujillo Kim Laird Max Poveda and Robbie Ramirez meet virtually to work on their design (credit: Courtesy of Kim Laird) In mid-March school districts across the

Louis Vuitton switches production to make

Louis Vuitton is the latest designer brand to focus its efforts towards helping in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic by switching production of bags and fashion for face masks and gowns The French fashion house has reopened a number of its production sites in order to manufacture protective face masks and gowns for health workers

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Health workers gear up before entering Menara City One in Kuala Lumpur March 31 2020 — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR April 1 — As medical frontliners in Malaysia battle a raging Covid-19 outbreak without adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) Malaysians are rallying to pool resources to aid them

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This blog aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked

Partners

PepsiCo is investing more than $45M globally to fund support including protective gear for healthcare workers testing and screening services and distributing more than 50 mil as part of its #GiveMealsGiveHope initiative Pizza Hut is donating 250 000 Personal Pan Pizzas and giving $500 000 in grants for educators through First Book to meet the urgent needs of students who rely on school for

OSHA Worker Rights and Protections

Private Sector Workers — OSHA covers most private sector employers and workers in all 50 states the District of Columbia and other U S jurisdictions either directly through Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state plan State-run health and safety programs must be at least as effective as the Federal OSHA program To find the contact information for the OSHA Federal or State Program

Manufacturing and Best Practices for COVID

The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 (website here) has been hard at work helping manufacturers retool and repurpose to make Personal Protection Equipment for frontline workers We have had successes (such as helping make one million testing swabs and one million reusable face shields) and dozens of other companies have retooled to make many other desperately need products

How 3D printing is helping the fight against COVID

How 3D printing is helping the fight against COVID-19 When Omar Badar learned his hobbyist friends were 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19 it sparked an idea "Desperate times call for desperate measures " said Omar who is an assembly engineering manager for our company in Malaysia "I'm glad we get to leverage our resources to help " Omar

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