COVID-19 NEWS & UPDATES
NOT EVERYBODY NEEDS AN N95 but everybody needs something.
Select the most appropriate face covering based on your exposure risk, filtration level, breathability and comfort. The majority of American workers operate within "Lower" to "Medium" risk levels as outlined by OSHA's Worker Exposure Risk Pyramid.
MEDIUM EXPOSURE RISK:
Frequent contact with public and coworkers; indoor/outdoor work
LOWER EXPOSURE RISK:
Minimal contact with public and other co-workers; outdoor work
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Tired of the cutting and bruising face masks cause?
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Do you know the full range of symptoms for Covid-19?
Regularly and thoroughly cleaning your hands with an alcohol based cloth, use hand sanitizer or wash with soap and water eliminates germs and including viruses that may be on your hands. Avoid touching your touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly. While excersizing all these preventive measures regularly pay attention to the symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms of COVID-19 and What to do
- Know the full range of symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash.
- Stay home and self-isolate even if you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Call your health care provider or hotline for advice. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Call by telephone first, if you can and follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Local and national authorities and public health units are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves. - [WHO - Advice for the public]
posted November 18, 2020
Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks
In his 30 years as a doctor, Andrew Artenstein had never worried about N95 respirators. The chief physician executive of Baystate Health, he ran his four hospitals in western Massachusetts exactingly, and an essential... [read more]
posted November 16, 2020
Manufacturers Contend With N95 Mask & Nitrile Gloves Shortages
A surge in COVID cases has left 3M and others struggling to keep up with PPE demand. Promotional products distributors however say the shortages have not necessarily affected their own businesses.
posted November 14, 2020
3M expands production of N95 masks, adds two buildings at Aberdeen location
The 3M facility will be adding 120,000 square feet to expand production of N95 masks, thank to grants issued by U.S. Department of Defense contracts to further expand its U.S. production of N95 respirators.
Aberdeen's 3M facility will be adding 120,000 square feet to expand production of N95 masks.
The expansion is needed because 3M was awarded two U.S. Department of Defense contracts to further expand its U.S. production of N95 respirators.
Those new contracts mean, in part, the construction of two new wings creating a combined 120,000-square-foot expansion to its Aberdeen plant, according to a news release from the company [read more]
October 27, 2020
3M is making more N95 masks than ever as global Covid cases rise, CEO says
- “We are making more N95 respirators than ever and we’ll continue to add some capacity as we go into the end of the year, into next year,” 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman told CNBC.
- Roman’s comments come as coronavirus cases intensify in parts of the world, including the U.S.
- 3M continues to focus its new supply of N95s toward health-care workers and other first responders, Roman said...[read more]
September 21, 2020
N95 masks save lives. So why are they still hard to get this far into a pandemic?
BALTIMORE — The patient exhaled. She lifted her tongue for a thermometer. She raised her finger for a blood sugar test, and that’s when she started coughing. One cough can send 3,000 droplets into the air, one droplet can contain [read more]
September 11, 2020
The upcoming nitrile glove shortage could be way worse than the mask shortage
Gloves aren't as widely used, but are just as essential -- and far harder to manufacture.
In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, a nitrile glove shortage may not seem as dire as a mask shortage. After all, no virus can “drill through the skin on your hand,” and masks are still the best safety precaution for most people.
However, these gloves are still a necessity for medical professionals, tattoo artists, food servers, and mechanics. Plus, they have various at-home uses including gardening, cleaning, and safety precautions for the immunocompromised. Right now, our supplies are dwindling -- and the United States currently has no domestic manufacturers [read more]
~ by Joshua Sargent
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August 21, 2020
How 3M Blew Its Reputation on the N95 Mask
"3M’s N95 masks in some ways typify the company’s moderately innovative, modestly complex, but highly regarded products. N95 “respirators” — a technical term for a mask that provides..." [read the full article] WRITTEN BY David H. Feedman, Boston-based science writer.
"The mask fiasco has left 3M with a big dent in the golden reputation it’s been building for more than a century. The reality is, masks are barely a line item on 3M’s balance sheet."
July 28, 2020
We are sorry our 3M Particulate Respirators are currently sold out. We would like to let you know when they are available again. You can be the first to know when they arrive again by signing up for our Newsletter.
July 28, 2020
July 27, 2020
As the Covid-19 impact of operations around the globe continues we are committed to keeping you ‘in the loop’ as to when the products you need become available. We will be updating this page regularly to keep you up-to-date on availability of critical products during this time. At the same time, please keep in mind we’re still experiencing limited inventory on some Covid-19 related products. We encourage you to Subscribe to our Newsletter to be the first to know when these products become available.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions. We are always here to help!
The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused a high demand for N95 and other Respirators, as well as other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Global demand for these products has escalated. Due to the current supply chain, Advanced Safety & Industrial Supply is on a strict allocation from our suppliers, and we have extremely limited availability of these products.
We appreciate your business, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Advanced Safety & Industrial Supply Team
Please note: these products are unavailable for export, non-returnable and non-refundable.
In The News
Major Glove Maker Faces Charges After Worker Outbreak
While the shutdowns also sent Top Glove’s sales targets plummeting, its problems don’t end there. [read full article]
Dec 4th, 2020
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Top Glove Says Outbreak Among Workers May Push Prices Up
The company has shuttered 20 of its factories since nearly 3,000 workers have tested positive. [read full article]
Nov 25th, 2020
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