Encountering bird droppings on the handrail for the stairs you are about to ascend or oily grime on the handle for the drawer you need to open or a tarnished patina on the doorknob you need to turn – these are the known enemies. They can be seen and avoided altogether. They can be mediated with gloves and handkerchiefs. They can be obliterated with cleaners and scrubbers.
The insidious enemies are those that can’t be seen, as many an OCD sufferer knows. But with regard to that form of OCD that concerns itself with sanitation, the wry truism holds sway: “Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.” The “they” in this case, is microbes – bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can not be argued into cooperation. They are not intimidated by taxonomic dominance. They spread infection. They are everywhere. They can, however, be reduced at the point of contact by antimicrobial agents, like those contained in products from Safehandles™.
Durable Antimicrobial and Antifungal
Solutions for Rails, Handles and your entire Facility.
The primary transmission route of infections, at the receiving end, is hand to face. So everything that the hands touch is a potential source of infection. Safehandles™ has products for all of the environmental objects you have to touch every day: handrails, grab rails, flush handles, door handles, faucet handles, microwave door handles, refrigerator door handles. If the phrase has “handle” in it, Safehandles™ can be applied to it – with the exception of love handles. Their products provide a durable antimicrobial and antifungal coating. Safehandles™ products come in three varieties, based on the locale of their application: Shrink-wrap sleeves for knobs and handles, custom adhesive-backed wrappers for door knobs and handles, and rolls of Safehandles™ tape in either 2”, 3” or 4” widths and either 20’ or 75’ lengths. The tape rolls fit and work well with most standard tape dispensers and application tools, so custom applications – staircase handrails, say – can be covered as neatly and completely as door handles and faucet handles.
Testimonials and Praise for SafeHandles™
Safehandles™ is not some upstart company offering some untested theory for profit. We have been in business since 2012, and our SafeHandles™ products contain a safe, EPA-approved, antimicrobial additive that is an effective germicide, algaecide and fungicide, inhibiting the spread of germs. They are non-toxic and odorless.
You don’t have to take our word – or that of the EPA – for it, though. Consider the words of our customers:
Doug Hartley, HealthSPORT Arcata, site manager
“Our members always come first. With that in mind, we constantly seek out forward-thinking technologies that will make a real difference for them. When we think and act to make our ‘Healthy. Fit. You’ mission real for our members, Safehandles was an easy choice to demonstrate to both our members and our employees that we take their health and well-being seriously. To top it off, Safehandles service plans are all-inclusive, so there was no additional effort required of our staff, so we could focus on what we do best – an exceptional member experience.”
Thank you, Doug. It certainly would be a downside to gym use if going there made you sick. Safehandles™ can help eliminate that potentiality.
Kara Clower, LACO, Business Manager
“We have been working to develop our LACO Cares Program for several years, and when we learned about Safehandles, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show our willingness to adopt a cutting-edge technology that makes a difference in the health and productivity of our staff. The LACO Cares Program defines how we care for our employee experience from the moment they become employees thru their entire career spent with us. Safehandles aligns perfectly with the objectives of this program and our primary goals as a business, which are fundamentally rooted in our staff being healthy and available to meet our clients’ expectations and deadlines every day.”
Thank you, Kara. It is estimated that the flu alone accounts for the loss of 100 million workdays every year. That translates into the loss of 7 billion dollars each year due to lost productivity. Safehandles™ is a great antidote to the transmission of bacteria and viruses, a great way to regain health in the workplace and viability in the marketplace.
Willy Bowles, Lifehouse Church, Humboldt, Senior Leader
“At LifeHouse Church, the spiritual foundation and well-being of our students and congregants are at the forefront of our concerns. As such, we take steps every day to make a positive difference in the lives of those we interact with, and a great example of this is our use of SafeHandles at our Eureka campus. SafeHandles gives us peace of mind that our students, staff, congregants and visitors are well protected from daily germs transfer to reduce their exposure to illness-causing bacteria and viruses. A healthy and engaged staff, congregants and student body creates a more powerful experience for everyone! If you have a business or non-profit where you interact with people, I strongly encourage you to use SafeHandles.”
Thank you, Willy. It is both courageous and compassionate to implement a “little extra” that can do a lot – toward making everyone in the environment healthier, hence happier. Health is wealth, so you could think of your installation of Safehandles™ as a health insurance policy and a wealth insurance policy – an investment in your congregation’s future.