PPE Survey Results – August 2020

August 13, 2020 | News, COVID-19


On August 11, SafeCare BC distributed asked its members through a survey about their personal protective equipment supply. 286 respondents report that while the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has improved from the critical shortages experienced in the spring, 82% report concern about their ability to maintain adequate PPE levels over the next three to six months. Lack of availability (94), cost (83%), and increased use of PPE (68%) were cited as the top-three barriers to maintaining an adequate supply. Of all sectors, home care organizations fared the worst in terms of 36% currently facing a critical shortage of PPE.

See below for the results by sector and region.