PPE for Medical Workers

Personal Protective Equipment for Medical Workers

The Port Workspaces is mobilizing to manufacture personal protective equipment for free distribution to local hospitals in desperate need of supplies.

Port’s Product Lab will fabricate these from an innovative quick-production design released by New York University.

We’ll use the large common spaces at our Kaiser Mall location to create a dispersed “assembly line” to allow safe social distance during production, as well as pick-up and drop-off of supplies and finished products.  

In addition, we’ll be doing drop-offs of finished parts for volunteers to assemble at home.

Spearheaded by Product Lab leader Sal Bednarz, this effort is supported by the generous contributions and efforts of:

  • OakLabs, Port’s entrepreneurs-in-residence
  • Laney College
  • College of Alameda
  • SomethingLabs
  • Neal’s CNC 
  • ACE Monster Toys
  • IdeaBuilder Labs
  • GetUsPPE
  • MakePPEBayArea
  • The Coca Cola Company and Novalex (polymer material)

“We’re navigating rapidly shifting needs and supplies of materials, putting our unique resources to work where they’ll have the most impact,” said Bednarz.  “While we’re working on face shields today, it’s clear we’ll need to produce other designs shortly after.” 

Help us reach our goal by contributing your time helping us assemble masks (safety protocols will be followed for those working on-site), or helping us obtain materials needed for assembly and distribution.

Supplies Needed

  • Disposable gloves
  • Masks (any kind – for volunteers)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cardboard boxes (for shipping)

Contact us :

  • Do you want to help in any way, volunteer, or donate supplies?
  • Are you a health professional and need to talk to someone?
  • Do you have access or can help us get raw materials for this effort