UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store

Welcome to the UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store

The UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store operates in collaboration with the Campus Procurement Office, Facilities Management (FM), and UCLA Mail, Document & Distribution Services. Due to COVID-19-related supply shortages being experienced globally, EH&S and FM are working to ensure that both the PPE and disinfectant supply chains are sufficient for the ramp-up of campus operations. Store staff will be procuring personal protective equipment in bulk from suppliers as it is made available to the Campus Procurement Office, managing inventory, and making items available for purchase by all departments on campus.

What we provide:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)   (e.g. ​​​​​gloves, masks, gowns, face shields, Tyvek)
  • Send us your questions or comments to [email protected]. Please include "PPE" in the subject line.

    CATALOG - This catalog gets updated frequently as we acquire new items. 

    Didn't see what you need?  Let us know your product information and we will work on sourcing it.

    Service charges below applicable per order

    • Order under $ 50 include $ 8.77 service fee
    • Order $ 50 - $ 200 include $24.97 service fee
    • Order greater than $200 include $93.76 service fee

    Donated Items- available and listed on our catalog

    Email [email protected] to request donated items and provide the following information:

    • Name
    • Lab or Unit
    • Quantity

    Donated items are only available by pick up and there is a $8.77 processing fee per request.

    If you have difficulty or questions please email [email protected] 
     

    Have your (Fund Manager) submit your order through the online ROR (Recharge Order Request) 

    • Your department fund manager should be familiar with this process. Access to the ROR system is granted by your departments Departmental Security Administrator (DSA).

    Recharge Request- https://fsw.ais.ucla.edu/recharge

    • Select University of California, Los Angeles.
    • Log in using your UCLA Logon ID
    • Under the header "Order" select “Create Order” 
    • Enter your Deliver To information [Please include building, room# (e.g. CHS A6-060H), and time that location is accessible or indicate pick-up]
    • Enter our Service Unit Information:
      • Department: Environment, Health and Safety
      • Service Unit: 0001- EH&S Service Rates
      • Unit Fund: 61119
      • Object Code: 3900

    Donated items are only available by pick up.

    We are able to deliver to the following buildings:

    • CHS COMPLEX and connected buildings (e.g. Reed, Factor, JSEI)
    • Young Hall
    • Boyer
    • MSB

    For all other locations please stop by to pick up your orders:

    Location: CHS, A6-060H
    Times: M, T, Th 10am-3pm
    You can enter through the 650 Charles E. Young Dr, South loading dock.
    Loading dock is closed during lunch 12-1pm
    Go to the receiving area and ask the loading dock personnel for Alyssa and they will direct you.

    Cylinder Management

    • Provides medical, specialty, industrial compressed gasses and research alcohol to all campus.

    CYLINDER MANAGEMENT

    Facilities Management

    Check to see if you already are using disinfectants for use against COVID at EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

    https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19

    • Provides disinfectants, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies (e.g. empty spray bottles)
    • To order disinfecting supplies for departments, please order via FSR and make sure to include “COVID” in the FAU project description for campus tracking. 
    • For disinfectants not listed in the COVID 19 Kit, submit your FSR inluding disinfectant name and EPA #  select "Request a Written Estimate".
      • COVID-19 Pricing- (Please note that pricing is subject to change based upon market availability of item and cost of items procured. These are estimated costs and actual costs will be charged when kit is packaged.)

    https://www.facilities.ucla.edu/covid19

    Caution-  Mixing Disinfectants

    The CDC reports that 1/3 of households have used cleaning products unsafely while trying to protect against COVID-19
    LAboratory Disinfectants
    Standard disinfectants found in our labs are effective against coronavirus. Additional disinfectants do not need to be changed or added. Just increase the frequency of cleaning and wiping things.  
    Disinfectants are chemicals and should not be mixed. 
     
    Need to check if your disinfectant COVID effective email our biosafety team [email protected]

    TIPS 

    • GS Spartan disinfectant in the FM COVID-19 kits is an ammonia based product and should not be used in combination with bleach or other products.
    • Residues- Labs should be aware of any residual powders/liquid residues on surfaces and clean those with soap and water before applying disinfectants.  
    • Acid or Base Baths- A lot of chemicals don’t allow for coronavirus survival, e.g. you don’t have to sanitize the outside of your acid or base bath with disinfectant.  Formaldehyde, acids/bases, organic solvents, (acetone) etc. don’t allow for coronavirus survival.  
    • Food Prep and Utensils- Lab disinfectants should not be used in food prep areas and on utensils.  Most disinfectants are not food safe. 
    • Soap and Hot Water are also effective against coronavirus.  Laundry and dishes don’t need extra disinfection for your typical risk of exposure a non-health care work has. 
    Question/Concerns email [email protected]

    PPE CONSIDERATIONS

    If you need assistance identifying the correct PPE to use for your workplace hazards, please contact: [email protected]
    Face Covering 
    Cloth face covering is required to be worn while on campus. These are a simple barrier to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people.
    To be effective they should cover your nose and mouth.  Essential staff may request free face coving - Cloth Face Covering Request Form 
     
    Mask over nose and mouth
     
    Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators. Currently, those are critical supplies that should continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. 
     

    Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

    N95 Respirator Masks and FIT Testing

    N95 allocations is currently being prioritized to healthcare employees and first responders. You may request N95 if you have research or work justification for use of N95 masks. 

    Please follow LA County and CDC guidance for face covering and social distancing. Wearing an N95 still does not full protect the person wearing  and may very well put strain in the users breathing if they have underlying conditions. 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html

    N95 Considerations:
    • Users must be fit tested for each models, type, and size
      • If you wear prescription glasses or personal protective equipment (e.g. safety goggles or earmuffs) while performing your job you must wear these items during the fit test.
    • Retesting required for:
      • large weight gain or loss;
      • major dental work (such as new dentures);
      • facial surgery that may have changed the shape of your face; or
      • significant scarring in the area of the seal.
    • Facial hair, like a beard or mustache, can affect your respirator's ability to protect you

    For information on fit testing please contact our Industrial Hygiene Team

     INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE @ EH&S

    Gloves

    Gloves should not be worn in public areas and should only be used with handling hazardous material.  Wearing gloves will not necessarily protect you from getting COVID 19 and may still lead to the spread of germs. The best way to protect yourself is frequently washing your hands with soup and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitize. You should also increase the cleaning of common use areas, devices, and equipment. 

    FDA recalls hand sanitizer due to potential presence of methanol.

    To check manufactures and products visit https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol

    Follow these four simple steps to protect your self and others

    1. Clean your hands frequently
    2. Avoid close contact
    3. Cover you mouth and nose with cloth face covering in public
    4. Clean and disinfect

     

    CDC Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfecting 

    Disinfect

    • Standard disinfectants found in our labs are effective against coronavirus.
    • Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. 
    • Many products recommend:
    • Keeping surface wet for a period of time (see product label)
    • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product

    Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

    • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
    • Ensure adequate ventilation
    • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
    • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
    • Avoid mixing chemical products
    • Label diluted cleaning solutions
    • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

    You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm.

    Electronics 

    Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning electronics

    For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls.

    • Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics.
    • Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting.
      • If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.