The demand for PPE, such as face masks, gloves, face shields, and more has sky-rocketed since COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live. With an increased focus on safety for every construction company, masks and facial coverings are now a requirement, and tracking the amount used or needed is a whole new task. Thus, many companies are struggling to keep up with the amount of PPE equipment they are using on a weekly and monthly basis.
Asphalt Pro Magazine writes: The National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) has made it’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator available as a mobile app. Companies and organizations can use the app to calculate their average PPE consumption rate or “burn rate.” The app estimates how many days a PPE supply will last given current inventory levels and PPE burn rate.