“Beyond the Mask: Responding to the PPE Demand”

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Preparing for the Future of Protection

Your Involvement Is Crucial

1. Get Educated

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Download and read our white paper: “PPE Policy Prescriptions: Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency”

Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Learn about the problem of fake & fraudulent PPE and how the industry is fighting back.

2. Get Involved

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Demand Stockpiles Be Replenished

Help the nation better respond to pandemics and other public health emergencies by encouraging states and the federal government to replenish federal and state emergency stocklines.

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Help Fight Fake, Fraudulent
& Counterfeit PPE

Continued action must be taken to address the ongoing issue of fake, fraudulent and counterfeit PPE. These illegal products harm business and put lives at risk.

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Take Action

Please contact your members of Congress and demand full funding of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) of medical personal protective equipment (PPE).  You can either call your legislators or write to them.

Action Options:

To call them:  Contact the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121.

To write your legislators: 

You can find your U.S. Representatives here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

You can find your U.S. Senators here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Suggested Message:

“Availability of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) is very important to me, not only now during the COVID-19 pandemic but also for future public-health emergencies. Please make sure the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and state stockpiles are completely replenished and fully funded.”

Feel free to convey that message in your own words when you reach your legislators.

For additional information about Congress, visit:

3. Get Ready

Another Emergency Is Inevitable

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Suppliers: You play a critical role in ensuring that first responders, frontline workers and entire communities have the PPE they need — before the next crisis hits. Stay up to date on the ways to spot counterfeit products.

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States: Maintain and manage your legally mandated stockpiles of PPE for legitimate users — and buy only from reputable sources

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Employers: Plan ahead and appropriately replenish your supply of PPE with equipment that meets ASTM/ANSI/ISEA standards. The type of PPE you need depends on your industry and the risk exposures in your work environment. Buy PPE only from reputable sources; stay within the supply chain.

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Individuals: Refrain from hoarding PPE. Purchase only those items you and your family truly need for your own use, not for resale. Use good-quality face masks that cover your nose and mouth, and follow CDC and state/local government mandates and hygiene/social distancing guidelines

What Leaders in Safety Are Saying

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“This industry knows it always has to be ready for the next emergency.”

Charles Johnson, President, International Safety Equipment Association

“As critical as this pandemic has been, we still live in a world where processes and approvals take time. An organization like the ISEA can accelerate that by bringing those parties together.”

Steve Blanco, President, MSA Americas (ISEA Member)
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