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ASSE Issues Call for Help for Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up Workers in Need of PPE

Posted in on Thu, Dec 20, 2012

ASSE has been working with its local members in the New York and New Jersey areas to get help to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  At the personal request of Assistant Secretary David Michaels, ASSE, NSC and AIHA have reached out to companies to encourage them to donate PPE and other safety equipment to nonprofits in New York and New Jersey who can distribute the donations to workers.

ASSE has also begun a grass roots effort to reach out to members connected to ASSE through government affairs to reach out to suppliers, their employers and others to donate PPE and other safety equipment for distribution to workers in the impact area.

In addition, the ASSE Foundation has stepped up to serve as a repository of financial contributions, 100% of which will be given to ASSE’s New York City Chapter for the purchase of PPE that Chapter members will distribute to workers.  The New York City Chapter is holding a fundraiser November 29 and offered to match up to $2500 in contributions.

But, the need is great and will not end soon.  You can still help –

  • Encourage your suppliers or employer or anyone else to donate PPE.  Everything is needed, from safety vests to rubber chemical resistant and leather gloves to electrically insulated boots and N 95 respirators.  Contact OSHA’s Cathie M. Mannion, Assistant Regional Administrator for Technical Support, at or 347-996-2041 for specific donation information and delivery locations.
  • Donate to the ASSE Sandy PPE Fund by filling in the form at the link and typing “Sandy PPE Fund” in the space after Other.
  • Spread the message and encourage others to spread the message.
  • Let or know if you are contributing or have helped find someone else to contribute, if you can.

ASSE’s power is in its members.  Thanks for proving that once again.

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