The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has posed a number of challenges for us all. However, it’s been particularly difficult for health-care professionals who are working tirelessly to care for their patients. As a way of addressing the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage and keeping these heroes safe, Erie Custom Signs has recently started producing medical face shields in-house.
Why Medical Face Shields?
Erie Custom Signs made the decision to begin manufacturing these shields after learning that many facilities are struggling to provide their workers with the proper PPE.
Shields for medical workers are crucial, especially now. Those who work in the health-care field are on the front lines of this pandemic, so they’re more vulnerable to infection. To keep themselves, their families, their colleagues, and their patients safe, they need sufficient eye/face protection.
As a manufacturer of ADA signage, Erie Custom Signs has access to a wide range of materials, tools, and equipment. Ultimately, we feel it’s our duty to use these assets to assist health-care workers in avoiding infection so they can continue doing what they do best—caring for others.
After all, we’re in this together!
How These Face Shields Are Manufactured
The design that Erie Custom Signs is basing these shields on originally came from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With this design, the team is able to produce medical face shields in a timely manner using our Universal ILS12.150D laser with 24” x 48” bed.
The materials that go into producing each shield include the following:
- PETG plastic for the visor
- Elastic headband for a secure fit
- Thick foam lining at the brow for comfort
Additionally, Erie Custom Signs has included a colored piece by the strap on both sides of the visor. This makes it easier for health-care workers to identify their own shields.
Supporting Essential Workers in Need
To date, Erie Custom Signs has produced over 6,000 safety shields , donating to the following local organizations
- City of Saginaw Police and Fire
- Thomas Township Police and Fire
- Diocese of Saginaw Priests (so they can minister)
The team at Erie Custom Signs is thankful to have the opportunity to help with the PPE shortage and to do more to keep these heroes safe in the fight against COVID-19. In moving forward with this new project and continuing to fulfill sign orders, we’re taking several precautions to ensure the health of our staff and clients.
If you’re interested in ordering hospital-grade face shields from Erie Custom Signs, shop here!