These Businesses Are Helping the Covid Response

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    Why does Facebook have 720,000 masks?
     
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    To cover the faces of the ugly girls?
     
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    It was to continue business operations in the event of the fires continuing.

    It’s a standard OSHA general duty obligation.
     
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    Costco has changed their payment terms. Our contract states we will be paid in 45 days. To help small business they have reduced that to 15 days.

    It's a small thing but helpful to businesses like mine.

    On the other side of this, I have suppliers that are calling me for payment before the invoice is even due.
     
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    If that's the case then wouldn't Apple and Google have them too? I knew about FB sending the masks and I knew they said it was related to the fires, but I didn't realize it was an OSHA obligation. If it is I would assume there are a bunch of really big companies in Silicon Valley that have lots of masks too?

    if true, I sure hope those other companies are doing the same thing FB did.
     
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    Companies often miss OSHA's general duty clause. Especially with infectious diseases. So they don't typically have N95 masks on hand because they don't think they need them.

    And you don't need N95 masks to comply; just a good sick leave policy.
     
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    Not sure if this is more a personal experience or a business helping but i picked this thread.

    Apparently my brother is involved in this. He said he's using his 3D printer, i think it's actually one he has access to from work since I'm not aware of him actually having a 3D printer but maybe he does and I don't know.

    I'm assuming this is similar to the guys in New York doing this.


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    I haven't been to Costco in a week, but apparently they are hiring the contractors that normally give out the samples (which is on hold) to be additional cleaning staff - they roam the stores wiping down handles, etc
     
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    If anyone in the Phoenix area wants to join a guy I work with's wife said her hospital could use them. I started printing the 3D part yesterday and another guy at work was going to start printing too. It's about 6 hours to print each one, so the more the merrier to get quantities out.

    If you don't have a printer you could also help out by getting the PETG for the face shield or the rubber straps and cutting them to size. I have not started on that end of the project yet. I wanted to get enough prints done first. I was also hoping to find someone with a CNC or laser cutter that could quickly do larger sheets of PETG.
     
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    A former co worker who's a mechanical engineer is doing this now too. He belongs to some group of "geeks" as he called them who own or have access to 3D printers and they're all doing it.

    Hopefully this works, they're live streaming it on youtube.

     
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    My office mgr and I were debating on whether we wanted our employee who does our display to be there this week. We decided we were going to inform Costco we wouldn't need our space this weekend. Almost simultaneously we got an email from them canceling all outside contractors. So that worked out, seems like we were on the same page.
     

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