What does asbestos have to do with hand hygiene?

Old buildings such as those owned by the Government of Canada are often a source of beauty and local history, but come with problems stemming from their now out-of-date construction materials.  Lead content in pipes and paints are one common example, but even more serious are in buildings containing asbestos.

Tagg Clean-Hands® Compact Wall Sanitizing Station

Tagg Clean-Hands® Compact Wall Sanitizing Station

Usually used for its fire-retardant properties, asbestos fibres in these buildings often can’t easily be removed, so the prevailing strategy is to simply not touch it.  If asbestos-containing walls and floors are kept intact, fibres can’t be released into the air where they can be breathed in.

This is a challenge in facilities that want to promote hand hygiene.  Wall-mounted dispensers can lead to damaging bothwhich we’ve written about before.  In short: walls need regular painting, cleaning and other maintenance, and you can’t easily remove and replace a dispenser without leaving anchor holes or worse.

Our stations all help mitigate wall and floor damage.

Our Tagg Clean-Hands® Wall Sanitizing Stations are designed to do this by mounting to the wall using their substantial steel bracket.  Once installed, it stays there permanently.  The station’s durable face plate with the dispenser on it is securely attached with a safety screw to allow removal when time comes to refresh walls or change up dispensers, and is simply placed back on once this is completed.

This is just one other reason to try the Tagg Clean-Hands® approach – practical design helps in ways you might not have even thought of!

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