"On The Go" Podcast: Construction Industry Helps to Protect Frontline Health Care Providers
Recently, Vice President Pence made a public plea to the construction trades. Their N95 face masks and sterile gloves, while not medical grade, are sufficient for health care providers to use. Because of the coronavirus, health care facilities across the nation are in short supply of crucial personal protective equipment. Pat Goss, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, joins TDA’s Debby Jackson on the latest episode of the
On the Go podcast to discuss how the transportation industry is helping to safeguard frontline health care clinicians in Wisconsin.
“We would make one specific request, and that is we would urge construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 masks to your local hospital and forgo additional orders of those industrial masks,” Vice President Mike Pence said during a White House press conference this week.
According to Goss, the industry’s response has been impressive. Some of his members had already donated to their local hospitals before the association sent out an appeal for donations, while others acted after being contacted.
“My contractor members are mainly family-owned businesses that have been in their communities for many generations, so it is important to them to help support their communities,” Goss said. “We all have to do our part during this unprecedented time.”
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