Contractor association asks construction workers to donate unused masks

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo- The Springfield Contractors Association is asking nearly 300 construction companies they work with to donate their unused N95 masks to local hospitals.

Megan Short, with the association, says construction crews are required to wear these masks.

“They have to use them for dust, you know all sorts of things like that you’re going to see on a job site,” says Short.

She says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to wear these masks.

“OSHA does require construction workers to wear these types of masks for a lot of different types of jobs,” Short says.

Harbor Freight Tools is also donating N95 masks, and other supplies hospitals need. According to a tweet from the company, “We’ve decided to donate our entire supply of personal protective equipment items listed below to front line hospitals with 24-hour emergency rooms in the communities served by our stores.”

Springfield has two Harbor Freight Tools locations.

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