In response to a call for donations, the Princeton University Office of Environmental Health & Safety is donating personal protective equipment to hard-hit Puerto Rico.
Princeton’s role in donating needed supplies was initiated by Shaundree Davis, senior program manager for industrial hygiene, after hearing of the request from Region II of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) during a recent meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Knowing Princeton had excess medical gloves in storage—set aside for pandemic relief but nearing the end of their shelf-life—Robin Izzo, director of EHS, saw an excellent opportunity to help with hurricane relief efforts.
“The call went out from OSHA and it occurred to me that the University may be able to help in some way. That's when Robin suggested these supplies,” Davis said.
After Davis and lab safety specialist Joan Hutzly went to check on the stock, it was decided EHS would donate eight boxes of medical gloves to the Puerto Rico Occupational Safety and Health Administration (PR OSHA) in Hato Rey.
Kyle Angjelo, senior program manager for chemical safety, shipped the boxes on Nov. 27.