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How ChemEs Can Help with the Shortage of PPE

  • 1.  How ChemEs Can Help with the Shortage of PPE

    Posted 03-30-2020 15:01

    I'm the managing editor of Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) and yesterday we received an email requesting PPE on behalf of Bellevue Hospital, which is in NYC, the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19. 

    Given that many chemical engineers use PPE, after receiving this email, our head of communications wrote this blog post sharing some easy ways to find donation locations, request a donation, or become a "maker" of PPE.  

    Many of our members may already be helping within their local communities or may know of other ways to help. I'd like for you to share your stories. 

    Have you donated PPE in your local area? 

    Do you have other suggestions for PPE resources (worldwide or U.S.)? 

    Emily Petruzzelli
    Managing Editor, CEP Magazine
    New York NY

  • 2.  RE: How ChemEs Can Help with the Shortage of PPE

    Posted 04-14-2020 09:19
    Great! I will suggest meeting or writing the AichE sponsored companies and engineers who have great industrial experience and who have made significant contributions to the growth of the group. They can help provide the right PPE and in large quantity that can go a long way. Re-use PPE should be discourage and avoided due to the unknown health status of the former users unless there is an effective way of sterilizing the used PPE.

    Ajokpaoghne Ideh
    ideh.daniel@yahoo.comNigeria234+2 -706771752