The equipment is to be made of plastic and would contain anti-fogging material
Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.
The company will try to make 2,000 units of the proposed single-use, full-face visor daily. Production will be done at the company’s innovation centre in Blainville in Quebec and Liverpool, New York, The Huffington Post reported.
“We say we’re a protective company... Then why aren’t we starting to [make] protection for our doctors, nurses, hospitals, and their needs?” said Dan Bourgeois, Bauer’s vice-president of product innovation, adding that he received interest about the drive from Montreal police, firefighters and hospitals.
The equipment is to be made of plastic and would contain anti-fogging material. Bauer is also in the process of developing visors that can be cleaned, disinfected and reused, said Bourgeois.
With non-essential businesses ordered closed in Quebec, the company is notifying the provincial government it will re-open while producing essential services before going into production Monday.
Bourgeois said Bauer was inspired to produce protective gear after hearing Quebec Premier Francois Legault say manufacturers in the province could have a role to play if supplies run low.